Edmonton, Canada-based husband-and-wife team Concrete Cat makes everything from bathroom countertops to reception desks to ashtrays—all using a concrete base. The octagonal ashtrays in particular show off fun experiments in colors and patterns, as...
Moon Rock Coasters
An out-of-this-world cocktail deserves a proper perch—nothing less than, say, the Principals' Moon Rock Coasters. Inspired by the cosmic beauty of asteroid fields and comet debris, the set of four comprises four prismatic slabs cast in concrete.
CitizenM Times Square Hotel
When citizenM announced they were opening their first American outpost in Times Square, we were a bit skeptical. After a stay, however, we were happily proven wrong—they've created an oasis in the middle of one of the most chaotic places in the world...
Started in 2010 as a nomadic design gallery operating across Europe, Store Without a Home is now a permanent fixture in Amsterdam complete with an online shop. Their Greenhouse Pot is a beautiful, smart way to urban garden, and with its minimalist...
Brooklyn trio The Principals gives the classic game of dominoes contemporary form with Bare Bones, an attractive double 6 set cast from concrete. Each set of bones is made in their Greenpoint studio and comes with a screen-printed cotton bag sporting...
Chrome and Concrete Candle Sets
Much like Ólöf Jakobína's Marmo table, So by Sonja is similarly inspired by Iceland's imposing lanscape and brightly colored architecture. Created by Sonja Björk Ragnarsdóttir, the range's first product, Candlestick 5, take...
Akita Tape Dispenser
Tatsuya Akita has designed a house for your tape that might just be nicer than your own. The industrial style dispenser is made from concrete and polished brass with copper and oak components. It's a ritzy way to wrap.
As part of this year's Maison et Objet design tradeshow during Paris Design Week, the exhibition "Now: Le Off!" served to showcase young, up-and-coming designers. We were drawn to the smartly conceived multipurpose pieces throughout the show. One...
California Skateparks' Snake Run
Designed to mimic the sloping school yards and dried concrete waterways of Southern Califorinia, where skateboarding's roots reach deepest, the snake run is the most fundamental form of all skatepark designs. While most snake runs are characterized...
Five Tables from Milan Design Week
by Graham Hiemstra and Evan Orensten Milan Design Week is always full of surprises and this year's fair was no exception. We found a strong presence of innovative furnishings mixing modern production techniques with the classic aesthetic of raw...
Wrk-Shp by Airi Isoda
Many fashion designers may describe their work as architectural, citing structural influences in the accessories and garments they create, but few would actually follow their compatriot, Airi Isoda, to the hardware store. Along with her fianc...
Concrete Canvas Shelter
U.K.-based company Concrete Canvas recently added a new product to their line of concrete/fabric based utilities, the Concrete Canvas Shelter. Based on the same concept as the company's first product Concrete Cloth, the shelter uses the...