Thursday, August 5, 2010

Concrete Ideas

This ingenious concept treatment of a Lavazza solo espresso machine by Israeli design student Schmuel Linski gives a double meaning to a "shot of mud."

via dezeen

We love the raw textures, rich grey colors, and physical heft of concrete design, and we would love to see more of it in kitchens, in restaurants, and as a medium for consumer products.

Here's a round-up of some of favorite uses...

Concrete kitchens, via Apartment Therapy:

This compact concrete sink by Danish designer Heike Meulhaus is the little washbasin that could:

There is something really playful about applying concrete to tables, and in a way, fancying-up the idea of a prefab picnic table.

And we are *really* lusting after the San Francisco artist Jeramy Kaplan's collection of mix-medium tables that seem to show off the sexiness that is concrete.

Oh, yeah, and there's also this, in concrete... Pasadena's fork in the road. Teehee.

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