Author Archives: Miyoshi Enkoji-Busch

Friends & Family Sale

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Concreteworks is participating in “Arts in April: Take a Seat” at St. Supéry Winery

Concreteworks will be participating in a month-long exhibit of our SoMa Stones at St. Supéry Winery for the event "Arts in April: Take a Seat". The event features 30 seats from 30 Bay Area artists, including seats from sculptors, architects, designers, artists, and more.  The event includes a series of Artist Workshops every Sunday during the month of April. We will […]

Featured Project: Meander

We collaborated with Minneapolis-based design, fabrication, and build team Futures North, glass artist (and our neighbor) David Ruth, and LED programming consultant Max McDougall to create the permanent public artwork located outside CHS Field, home to the St. Paul Saints. Meander presents historical and ecological data from the Mississippi River. The name Meander was inspired […]

Concreteworks Featured in SF Gate

Concreteworks and Cheng Design were featured in SF Gate discussing the history, innovation and current use of concrete in the design world. "Considering the ubiquity of concrete in the visual landscape, in the form of sidewalks, bridges and apartment buildings, it seems disingenuous to talk about concrete as a new design trend. But this humble material, […]

Featured Project: Mill Valley Kitchen Remodel

Online sourcebook Remodelista featured a bright kitchen remodel in Mill Valley with beautifully designed elements and hints of mid-century style. We fabricated custom color countertops to blend well with the dark wood cabinets and Heath Ceramics tiles. The design was a collaboration between the homeowners, their friend and interior stylist Rachel Cleaveland Riedy of Cleaveland & Kennedy Design, Architect Jeff […]

2015 James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced

Last week the 2015 James Beard Awards semifinalists were announced including some of our friends and restaurants where we have done work. Included is Bar Agricole for Outstanding Bar Program, Michael Mina, Mina Restaurants for Outstanding Restaurateur, and The Progress for Best New Restaurant. We made a variety of pieces including the banquettes at Bar Agricole; flower vessels, console tabletops, […]

New Suites at Carmel Valley Ranch Featured in Dwell

"A Serene Hotel in Carmel, California" | Dwell | January 2015   Dwell featured the new guest rooms at Carmel Valley Ranch, a luxury resort located inland from the quaint coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and along the Saint Lucia Mountains.    The private patios of the Oak Grove Studio Suites feature our Vegas Tub. Designed by Nicole Hollis Interior Design, the suites have […]

Gardenista | 10 Easy Pieces: Concrete Outdoor Furniture

Gardenista, a great online sourcebook featuring all things garden related, shared their 10 favorite pieces of concrete outdoor furniture including our Jenner Lounge! The gently curving Jenner Lounge is perfect for relaxing on a patio or poolside and great for residential or commercial landscapes. Gardenista | 10 Easy Pieces: Concrete Outdoor Furniture Also check out Remodelista, […]

Friends of Concreteworks: Young America Creative

Santa Cruz natives Brian Friel & Meghan Dorrian partnered to start Young America Creative through a friendship, a background in architecture, and an interest and experience in craft, construction and the process of making. The seasonal poster projects emerged from a simple unanswered question: what is in season when? This is not always apparent at […]

Portfolio Feature: Penrose & Sunday Suppers Fundraiser

Charlie Hallowell's much anticipated third restaurant, Penrose, opened in November 2013. This mainly raw and grill-based establishment incorporates a unique poured-in-place bar to achieve the specific appearance of troweled concrete. Concreteworks also fabricated the pre-cast columns and footers for the bar and restroom vanities. Hallowell's other restaurants, also located in Oakland, include his original Pizzaiolo […]