When New York's Fort Standard adds dark marble to their mix of offerings, you know it's time to pay attention. Here are our current five favorites in the dark marble department:
Above: Fort Standard's Rainforest Brown Marble Candlesticks are $70 from Sight Unseen.
Above: Currently coveting: the wall-mountable Marble Box from Belgian designers Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen (of Muller Van Severen).
Above: Fort Standard's Stone Coasters with leather bottoms are $84 each from The Future Perfect.
Above: Discovered via Ensuite, Parisian artist Olivier Sévère's En Mains Propres is a reinterpretation of the Pro Ven Di Revolving Soap Holder. Sévère works with marble in much of his work; contact Olivier Sévère for more information.
Above: Green Marble Mortar and Pestle; $24.99 from Chef Gadget.
What's the ultimate use for marble? We think it might be this: Sculpture for the Urban Surfer.