Over the years, Apartment Therapy has focused quite a bit on marble: cleaning and maintaining it, protecting it, rehabbing it, faking it, using it in bathrooms, using it Shaker-style, the pros and cons of white marble countertops, scoring marble on a budget, and so much more. I was fascinated, then, to see Tauba Auerbach's celebration of marble, in book form...
Another Something & Co featured her books Marble and Wood, both oversized, luxurious beauties. I fell especially hard for Marble, as I've had the pleasure of seeing gorgeous wooden pieces in person, but have never lived with anything made of marble. It can at times feel too busy for me (and I fear that I wouldn't be good about keeping it spotless, instead allowing the swirls to act as camouflage), but this! This makes me see marble in a whole new light — it is gorgeous. Maybe it's the simple act of removing marble from its usual contexts. When we see a marble floor or counter or backsplash, perhaps we blur over it in our minds: "Oh, yeah, marble again. I know what marble looks like.", instead of truly seeing it.
Of course, there is always going to be some marble out there that looks hideous to some of us (I know I've seen at least one example of that), but Auerbach's work makes me feel like I can see marble clearly for the first time. (And I want some!)
You can see more of Tauba Auerbach's work on her website.
(Images: Tauba Auerbach via Another Something & Co)