02653

Aug 23, 2013

How to: Make Stylish Concrete and Wood Speakers

These sleek, geometric audio speakers strike a great balance: the concrete comes off as both modern and rustic, and the wood adds a needed warmth to the mathematical shape. They look amazing: and they were completely made by hand.   

Continue Reading

02618

Aug 06, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

created at: 08/05/2013

There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and bushes and tree trunks...Most of the time, you just sit and gaze at the caverns that form and crumble and then form again and gaze into the caverns that form and crumble and then form again between the incandescent logs. You build fantastic worlds among those pulsating walls and arches and colonnades. You sit, in other words, and dream. The East African has an almost limitless capacity for this masterly and delightful form of inactivity, and when his friends see him squatting there, lost, they

Continue Reading

02609

Jul 30, 2013

Luna: A Concrete Skin for Your iPhone

Luna concrete skin for iPhone

Concrete shows no signs of slowing down; it seem it's even gotten as far as...the moon?   

Continue Reading

02401

Apr 09, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Concrete Stool

There's a new blog by Ben Uyeda called "Homemade Modern," that's making quite a stir in the DIY-o-sphere. Ben and company are setting out to create modern and contemporary style furniture by hand, and

Continue Reading

02354

Mar 04, 2013

How to: Make a Modern Industrial Concrete Pendant Lamp

I'm always a sucker for unlikely materials used in surprising places, so I'm all kinds of inspired by this concrete pendant lamp project by Ben Uyeda.

Continue Reading

02203

Nov 06, 2012

Dutch Scientists Create Concrete that Heals Itself with Built-in Bacteria

Concrete is amazing stuff, and fun to work with in your own art and DIY projects. But, if it suffers a crack, the surrounding material will begin to disintegrate.

So, a team of scientists in the Netherlands have a created a new mix that can regenerate itself with the help of handy nutrient-munching bacteria.

Continue Reading

02190

Oct 29, 2012

How to: Make a Stylish DIY Wood and Concrete Lamp

Nimi is an industrial design student from Finland, so it's no surprise that she fell in love with this Scandinavian-inspired lamp on Pinterest. Deterred by the £195. price tag, she set out to make her own modern, and fantastic, industrial lamp made from wood, metal, and concrete. I've been privileged to see heaps of DIY decor projects everyday for years, and this is, by far, one of the best executed and a personal favorite.

Continue Reading

01913

May 22, 2012

Concrete Business Cards

created at: 05/21/2012

I've long been a fan of business cards that are so unique that they become, essentially, impractical. The blogosphere is rife with interesting business cards, but this is the first time I've seen concrete business cards. Impractical? Maybe. But the awesomeness of these makes them total worth it.  

Continue Reading

00423

Aug 30, 2010

Forget the Stairs! A Concrete Spiral Slide Goes Outside to Get from One Floor to the Other

"Hey, Chris. I need you downstairs for a sec, but be careful, cause your dad is doing his glassblowing on the stairs again."

"No problem...I'll just take the slide."

Zip.

At least, that's how I imagine the conversations in this house go.

  

Continue Reading

00314

Jun 30, 2010

DIY Customized Concrete Bookends

Concrete Bookends

Last week was my birthday, and I vowed to do three things at twenty-eight - learn to make great Thai food at home, become at least moderately proficient in Adobe Illustrator, and learn to make stuff from concrete.

I've been meaning to, and I've played a bit with it for outside stuff, but I just haven't found a great way to apply it to something small-scale.

But, having seen these cool DIY concrete bookends, I think I've found my project.

First, they're bookends, and who doesn't need more of those. Second, they use tiny found objects as reliefs or ornaments. The article's author, Benita, opted for a serif-y, Roman B, but I'm thinking some

Continue Reading