The Case for Concrete Countertops

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in concrete design house, GFRC, interior design, kitchen, modern

picturesque cabin with gorgeous concrete countertops

Whether you’re looking to buy a house or already have your home, the kitchen is a social center. It’s a must see for potential buyers and it’s used every day by you and your family. It is firmly cemented as the most important room in the house and your countertops are the jewel on the crown of your kitchen. If you’re in the middle of a kitchen redesign and looking for new countertops, have you considered concrete? Have questions? Let us walk you through it!

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Say Hello to Irene

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in concrete design house, design, interior design, misc, modern
Say Hello to Irene

Introducing Irene. She’s a beaut of an iPad workstation. Cast from concrete (yeah thats right, concrete) she is dependable, sophisticated and incredibly hip.  Who wants to look at a stray piece of plastic sitting on their desk when their iPad is mobile? Irene looks good and functions whether or not she is cradling your iPad. […]

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 […]