Archive for May, 2011

Yellowstone National Park gets some concreteness

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

When Yellowstone National Park contacted us about making some recycled concrete countertops for Mammoth hotel I thought to myself, what a great opportunity to save $25 on my entrance fee and get into the park for free!  Ha, actually is was a great opportunity to show off the greener side of concrete at one of our country’s greatest national parks.  For this project they wanted to use materials that were recycled from the park itself and in the process educate their guests about the some of the possibilities of recycling.
We gathered glass bottles from the recycling stations around the park and brought them back to our studio to the glass crusher/cement mixer with big rocks in it.  This crushed glass was then [...]

The Concrete Cartel

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Be sure to check out issue number two of The Concrete Cartel which is getting rave reviews.  In this issue you will find another helpful article submitted by Elements Concrete which describes the inspiration and detailed instructions on how to build our “spine” casting table.  The Concrete Cartel is a trade magazine written for designers, architects and artists alike – there is something for everyone from inspiring photos to educational tutorials.  Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Metal plated concrete

Monday, May 16th, 2011

That’s right, one of our more recent additions to our line of exclusive finishes is actual metal plated concrete.  These finishes are currently available in copper, bronze, and zinc, the copper and bronze are both living finishes meaning they can patina beautifully over time while the silvery zinc is more stable and less prone to color changes.  Keep an eye out for more projects coming up featuring these unique finishes, meanwhile start brainstorming where you can use some of our concreteness in your home or business.  Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling – countertops, sinks, soaking tubs, wall veneers, floor and wall tiles, shower surrounds, stair treads, retail displays, shelves, and countless other furnishings.

Testimonial – Cynthia E.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I was at the house to check and work on things  these past few days and I cannot tell you how much your counter tops have done for the place. They are one of the best decisions we made and I am so happy to have these pieces of “artwork” in my home.  You are an artist for sure, and I know your work is creating quite a buzz over at YT.
Everything is just beautiful and your “stripe” that you talked me into under the master tub is perfect.  Thank you again for all of your inspiration and care with our new home.