Every now and then a company or brand or product comes along that speaks to you. Surely I am not the only one who has experienced this. You see something in a store or online or in a catalog and you inhale sharply and feel a warm sense of recognition because something aesthetically calls your name and claims you as home. For me, there is something about concrete. Sounds weird, right? I assure you it is absolutely real and beautiful. I am obsessed with polished concrete floors and one day dream of owning our own home so I can pour concrete countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. This is not a new obsession but rather one that has stuck with me since I was a small girl laying face down on the concrete surrounding the swimming pool in the summer, staring at the texture and running my fingers along the stamped designs. This love runs deep.
Culinarium is a mecca for the marriage of concrete and home furnishings. Annastasia and Jordan Castro worked for 15 years in the concrete industry with a focus on architectural concrete elements (hello, my dream designers!) and combined their experience with their love for cooking and entertaining. The result is Culinarium, a shop filled with stunning pieces designed for the kitchen that are eco-friendly (sourcing local recycled materials) and practical and 100% American made. If I were to link to my favorite pieces, you would see a list of their entire catalog so do yourself a favor and hop on over to the shop and let them speak to you.