New Addition to Set in Stone (with time-lapse)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in architecture, concrete design house, design

We normally mix small batches of concrete and work with smaller molds for custom projects that range from table top planters to the tables themselves as well as fireplace surrounds, and more. This past week we used a little more concrete than normal in the addition to the Set in Stone shop and instead of […]

Why Your Room Didn’t Turn Out Like that One in Architectural Digest

Why Your Room Didn’t Turn Out Like that One in Architectural Digest

So often, people see something that they like and they want to replicate it in their own homes. Sometimes this works but often it doesn’t. Why? Context. In design, context is everything. This is my mantra as an interior designer; it’s the one thing that I have the most difficulty helping people understand. And though […]

Apologies.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in architecture, creativity, design, interior design, misc

I am sorry for giving you two weeks in a row of links we like on the web. Things are crazy busy with various things, but I wanted to share some pretty cool things with you guys. The beauty and power of design driven thinking… for fun. Fantastic urban art by Borondo in Atlanta. Read […]

Ideas from the World Wide Web

Ideas from the World Wide Web

This week we are trying something new by sharing just a few awesome links we found this week. Enjoy.   Louis Khan: We have written about Louis Khan before (here), but this article in The Guardian is a good intro. Click here to read. Bathroom Styles: Interested in industrial style bathrooms? Check out some ideas […]

Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in architecture, concrete design house, design, misc
Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Bruce Mau is a well known self-taught Canadian designer who, until recently, worked primarily with brands and environments. His firm Bruce Mau Design continues this work, but Bruce Mau the man along with his wife has started a new venture called Massive Change, which was borne out of an art exhibition on the future of […]

Louis Khan, Light and Shadow

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in architecture, design, interior design, modern
Louis Khan, Light and Shadow

Louis Khan is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century while also being one of the least talked about. A lot of people cite him as their inspiration but very few actually talk about him. But this is what should expected from a man that eschewed conventional methods of working and thinking. […]

The New Modernism

The New Modernism

We talk a lot about modern design and architecture around here. In light of this, I thought it would be worth exploring what exactly it is that we are talking about. As it turns out, the way we at Set in Stone use the idea of “modern” (and even “postmodern” for that matter) is really […]

Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor

I am very excited to share a treat with you this week. He is the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. If you are already familiar with him, please forgive me for arriving late to the party. I can’t believe I haven’t found him before now. He was born in1943 as the son of a cabinet maker. […]

the Teahupo’o bench

the Teahupo’o bench

Sometimes it seems that pieces make themselves. But we all know this not to be true. Blood, sweat and profanity is always spilt. It is during these bloody gory times that skill, passion and inspiration fall into place and “life” is created. This is what happened with the Teahupo’o bench. The truth is that the […]

Fixing, repairing and general mayhem

Fixing, repairing and general mayhem

So as a follow up to our last post on Wabi-Sabi (click here to read) I thought it would be a good time to introduce some thoughts on what it means to repair our own stuff. Wabi-Sabi (as we approached it) is a philosophical/aesthetic ideal that embraces the wear and tear of life on materials […]

Design is Context.

Design is Context.

Design is Context. This should be the undeniable understanding from which everything begins. Whether it is a city, a house, a kitchen table, or even a napkin; for these things to be worth creating or buying, their contexts must be understood. All too often, great opportunities are ruined by an absence of context. There are […]

Redefining the Sink

Redefining the Sink

The flow and movement of water has captivated man since the beginning. Water is an essential part of our essence and survival; often one that is taken for granted with nary a thought. By rethinking the traditional sink we are bringing attention and appreciation back to one of the most basic elements.   The modern sink […]

the 300 Year Old Mantel

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in architecture, design, GFRC, interior design, misc
the 300 Year Old Mantel

Could we recreate a 300 year old French stone mantel out of concrete? This was the question posed to us by a hopeful client. She had visions of old world beauty and character with all of its aged worn, charm being created in her living room.

What the GFRC!

What the GFRC!

GFRC is the wave of the future. GFRC is the best thing since sliced bread. GFRC is the absolute hottest topic that everyone that is anyone is talking about. Just uttering the words GFRC make you cool; so if you want to impress your designer/architect friends read on and take notes.  The truth of the […]