The Refinery Blog

Monday, October 18, 2010 In the fall of 2009, Benjamin met Patrick & Kate Simons, owners of The Refinery at a local SCORE meeting in Portsmouth, NH.  Young, energetic entrepreneurs like ourselves, we immediately hit it off with them and their NEW product, custom-designed concrete countertops.  With a cool name and a cool concept, Benjamin followed up with Patrick via email and set up a tour of his studio in Seabrook, NH. We were immediately impressed with his works of art in the showroom.  Patrick takes a very rough and raw looking material and transforms it into a beautiful smooth
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IceStone Blog

Thursday, July 29, 2010 I had the opportunity to specify my first Ice Stone counter-top at the beginning of 2010. I partnered up with a fellow Designer, Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs, to feature a one-of-a-kind Adult-Focused Community Center in Wells, Maine. The creative design approach was to incorporate the feeling of being embraced by the ocean. Ice Stone Counter-top “Sky Pearl” was designated for the reception counter-top and work surface. I was intrigued by the light blue & tan colored pieces of glass. To me, the tan pieces of glass represented seashells with pearl shimmery accents. Ice Stone is
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