ISSUE 97  |  Love Letter to the Houseplant

The Unhouseplant

November 11, 2013 8:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Ten years ago, designer Brandon Gore had a hankering to create things from concrete, funded by “a few years’ worth of savings and a bunch of credit cards.” Fast forward to 2013, when Tempe, AZ-based Gore Design Co. offers a line of functional art: sinks, furniture, fireplaces, countertops, and one whimsical set of houseplants no one can kill. Ever.  

Above: Made of concrete, a set of three potted Grey Thumb cacti comes in two colors and weighs four pounds; $124 from Hard Goods.

Above:  “De-spined for your protection.”