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 […]

The Craft of the Repair

The Craft of the Repair

The ability and even the desire to repair and fix our own stuff is becoming increasingly rare. This fact saddens us. Repair is at the very core of self sufficiency. While it is important for the individual, it is crucial for communities. Cheap labor and manufacturing costs have paved the way for a culture of […]

Interview: Andy Roth

Interview: Andy Roth

Andy Roth is a craftsman that came through one of our training sessions last year. He hails from Canada and is one of the most creative and eclectic guys we know, so we asked him a few questions about his path and personal creative process. He has known he wanted to be a builder of […]

Teaser: Product Prototype

Teaser: Product Prototype

Here are a few close up shots of our latest furniture prototype. I can’t really say much about it right now, but we are really excited about it. It is the product of new collaborations and playing with new materials; more steel, beautiful leather, and it will all flat pack for shipping. Yeah, we’re excited.

Grand Opening Giveaway

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in design, furniture, interior design, our store, table
Grand Opening Giveaway

To celebrate the grand opening of our online store (concretedesignhouse.com) and launching of a new product line we are giving away one of our concrete and steel side tables. To enter just follow the directions below. Good Luck. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 […]

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 […]

Wabi-Sabi?

Wabi-Sabi?

I have recently been reading on the Asian aesthetics of wabi-sabi and have found it very interesting and inspiring. Granted it has its origins in philosophy and religion, but I am mostly concerned with its physical and aesthetic application. There is a lifetime of understanding and nuance that I am lacking, but I do not […]

Hobson- concrete bike stand/table

Hobson- concrete bike stand/table

What is a Hobson? Well that’s the wrong question my friend. Who is Hobson is more accurate. Hobson is the fictional butler of Arthur, who is loyal, unapologetic and always fashionable. Our Hobson is a handsome bike stand/table for your entryway. He is simple sophisticated and functional, not unlike the real fictional Hobson. His small […]