All’s well that ends well // Miami is great and I’m happy to be here with @nolenniu // Here’s a profile shot of the cast concrete Modern Muskoka + Ottoman // #concrete #concretelove #concretedesign #concretefurniture #concretechair #hardgoods #hg #goredesignco #brandongore #madeintheusa #artbasel #artbaselmiami

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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A custom cast concrete Erosion Sink on a waxed steel base with walnut drawers, by Gore Design Co. // #concrete #concretelove #concretesink #concretedesign #brandongore #goredesignco #hardgoods #hg #handcrafted #madeintheusa #artbasel #artbaselmiami

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014

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A closer look at the knots of the cast concrete Knotty Stools by Hard Goods // #concrete #concretelove #concretefurniture #goredesignco #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #handcrafted #madeintheusa #artbasel #artbaselmiami

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014

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Thanks for the love @luxemagazine // Check out Hard Goods in the Fall 2014 issue of Luxe. #concrete #concretefurniture #concretelove #hardgoods #hg #goredesignco #brandongore #handcrafted #madeintheusa #artbasel #artbaselmiami

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014

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Hickory sample for some great ADA compliant steel + wood tables for a hotel project in New York #woodisgood #hardgoods #goredesignco #hg #handcrafted #madeintheusa

Posted on: December 1st, 2014

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The Aztec #concretesink by #goredesignco // ca. 2006 // #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #handcrafted #madeintheusa #concrete #concretelove

Posted on: December 1st, 2014

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An early concrete sink by #goredesignco titled the Aztec Sink // At this point in my career (ca. 2006) I was inspired by Mayan and Aztec architecture // #concrete #concretesink #concretelove #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #handcrafted #madeintheusa

Posted on: December 1st, 2014

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“Broadly, wabi-sabi is everything that today’s sleek, mass-produced, technology-saturated culture isn’t. It’s flea markets, not shopping malls; aged wood, not swank floor coverings; one single morning glory, not a dozen red roses. Wabi-sabi understands the tender, raw beauty of a gray December landscape and the aching elegance of an abandoned building or shed. It celebrates cracks and crevices and rot and all the other marks that time and weather and use leave behind. To discover wabi-sabi is to see the singular beauty in something that may first look decrepit and ugly. Wabi-sabi reminds us that we are all transient beings on this planet—that our bodies, as well as the material world around us, are in the process of returning to dust. Nature’s cycles of growth, decay, and erosion are embodied in frayed edges, rust, liver spots. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace both the glory and the melancholy found in these marks of passing time. Rough textures, minimally processed goods, natural materials, and subtle hues are all wabi-sabi. Consider the musty-oily scene that lingers around an ancient wooden bowl, the mystery behind a tarnished goblet. This patina draws us with a power that the shine of the new doesn’t possess. Our universal longing for wisdom, for genuineness, for shared history manifests in these things.” -Robyn Griggs Lawrence // This is a photo of an Entwine Table by Hard Goods that has patina’ed beautifully in a coffee shop over the last few years // #concrete #concretelove #concretetable #concretefurniture #wabisabi #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #goredesignco

Posted on: November 30th, 2014

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Levitation is a difficult act with materials this heavy // The Triangulum Table // #concrete #concretelove #concretefurniture #concretetable #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #goredesignco #handcrafted #madeintheusa

Posted on: November 30th, 2014

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“The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering—that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man’s good.” – Lyon Sprague DeCamp // The Triangulum Table // Concrete + Wood + Steel // #concrete #concretetable #concretefurniture #woodisgood #steelisreal #hardgoods #hg #brandongore #goredesignco #handcrafted #madeintheusa

Posted on: November 30th, 2014

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