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The Endless Inspiration of Salt Point

  The rocky coast of Salt Point is our favorite place in the world, a constant font of inspiration. The constant madness of the ocean has eroded the rocks into variegated, alien shape. Every time we go there, we see different creatures and patterns and tables and stories in the rocks. This place obviously inspired…

A Rough Beginning Created Our Ethic

Pamela has always been a bit proud that she flunked her concrete class at Pasadena City college but still managed to make a long-lived concrete business. Theoretical slumps, tensile and compression load calculations: concrete can be quite mathematical and difficult. Important for an engineer building a house, of course, but you only need so many equations for…

Choosing a Concrete Leaf

  We’ve experimented with more than a hundred different plants and other organic materials, everything from dandelion weeds to giant rhubarb leaves to bark and lichen. Unfortunately, many of these experiments don’t succeed as well as we would like. This is because it takes a specific thickness and texture to really make a good impression…

An Offer to those Devastated by the North Bay Fires

As Sonoma County residents, the North Bay firestorms of October were terrifying and horrifying. So many lost everything. We would like to offer up to five people who lost homes and especially loved ones a free 12″ Pliny or 12″ Square side table of a style of your choosing. We can do impressions of names…

A New Look: Dots and Lines

As much as we love leaves and natural elements, it’s fun to experiment with new looks, too. Dots and lines, simple concepts but with lots of possibilities, are a new muse. Irregular lines can reminisce of marble or height maps or erosion. Dots less easily map on to the natural world, but when unevenly patterned, they…