Hospitality Design

Four Innovative Thinkers are Designing with the Future in Mind

When Talia Laconi was working on a commercial project in nearby Venice, California, she found a hole in the maket while looking for a lightweight surface product that could achieve the sculptural effect she wanted in a natural material.

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Architectural Digest

7 Sustainable Materials and Products Designers Should Know About Right Now

From accent walls and backsplashes to exterior and interior cladding, adding a dose of texture almost always adds dynamic interest. A fresh way to accomplish that is with Kinney Block, a new kind of brick—from a woman-owned company—made by hand in LA from sustainable materials, namely composite concrete.

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Interior Design

Custom Bricks Keep This California Coworking Space Cool

Steps from Venice Beach on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a pilates studio-turned-coworking space captures the spirit of its locale with a hint of global flair.

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The Well Designed

Creators Series: Talia Laconi Explores Alternative Surfaces

In our Creators Series we chat with Talia Laconi, owner of Los Angeles Design firm carbon & bone and founder of kinney block — an innovative and eye-catching new surface material born out of an unmet need in the tile market.

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