Jory Brigham Design
I wasn't the least surprised that this dreamy concrete and teak bench from Jory Brigham Design was called Comfortable Silence. It's meant to give you that feeling of knowing someone that well. The San Luis Obispo studio makes this elegant bench by hand with black or white concrete. Price: $2,600. The concrete can hold plants or anything else that strikes your fancy. The company also makes tables, credenzas and doors.
-- Mary MacVean