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Stonology - How about these rocks?

There are so many cool stone things out there - some are natural, some are man-made, some are almost supernatural. On this page, I share examples of stone craft that I believe prove that traveling the rocky road is a trip you should take. Play hard. Learn more.

Like this stone sphere.  Wouldn't this be great in your garden.  When I get a place with a back yard that is large enough, I am definitely going to build one of these.
Stone sphere in garden

If you want to push the upper limit on exquisite stone craft, you must look at Stone Forest.  They sculpt their pieces from single blocks of natural stone - the outcome is amazing.  I include two of my favorite images from their website and encourage you to visit their site as they have many, many more.

This would look good anywhere!
Amazing Bench from Stone Forest
Seeing the sound of silence
Approaching Perfection - from Stone Forest

Here is a table that anyone would be proud to own.  It is called Cessina and is part of a great product line from StoneLine Designs Inc.  This table has a polished, black granite top on a cherry structure.  If you look at some of the other views with a glass top, you can see the really interesting support grid for the top.  The Cessina line includes desks, end tables, and credenzas and I like them all as much as the dining table.

Cessina Dining Table, 36x72x29"h with Cherry and Polished Black Granite
Cessina Dining Table from StoneLine Designs
Visually pleasant, industrially tough
Cessina Tables With Grid Visible

The Best of Show at the World of Concrete tradeshow in Las Vegas this year was a beautiful concrete and wood table by Keelin Kennedy of Barefoot Designs in Chicago.  Nature provides many beautiful and even wondrous things, but this table is proof that we can still help nature kick it up a notch or two.

2009 Best of Show from Barefoot Design in Chicago
Read Keelin Kennedy's project profile document (pdf).

Best of Show - Designer's Project Profile