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From Granite Motorcycles to Stone Floors & Fauxhenge

 - Jun 28, 2009   Updated: May 17 2011
These stone creations prove that there's much more to organic materials like pebbles and rocks than just gravel. The innovative designs featured in the slideshow below range from faux stone floors to marble motorcycle helmets and giant Zen stone architecture like the image on the right.

Check out the cluster below of rock and stone innovations to see these designs and more.

Implications - The rise of environmentalism has inspired consumers to think more closely about their relationship with nature. Designers and architects have similarly used elements of the natural world as a design muse. Creative professionals can take advantage of this opportunity by looking to the flora and fauna in their area for inspiration.