Skratching the surface of extreme funkiness

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

I’m always on the lookout for funky, head-turning homes, so when I saw this sculpted interior on Houzz.com, I was captivated.

The beautiful designs are made, literally, from “Skratch” –

Skratch is an architectural innovation in creating load bearing structures, sculptures, 3d ornamentation, seamless moldings and fabrication for the construction of earth based architecture.

http://skratchworks.com/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

The company is called Skratchworks and they are based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks

Skratch is essentially a really durable and malleable sculpting medium made from plant fiber and quarried minerals. It is said not to rot, mold or mildew, and to be virtually fire-proof.

Works with and bonds to most surfaces through mechanical adhesion, drys by evaporation, and when set is hard as a rock, warm to the touch. Expands and contracts with the seasons and can be easily sealed for exterior use on cars, buildings, statues and installs.

http://skratchworks.com/

The folks at Skratchworks not only do residential adornment, they also do commercial work like this eye-popping bar…

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

Skratchworks also offers an interactive co-operative, so anyone in the world can learn how to Skratch!

They specialize in fantastical, funky custom designs:

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

But geometric forms are possible too…

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

image from: http://skratchworks.com/gallery/

Skratchworks also designs unique furnishings:

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks

Not sure what this is (below), but it is really cute in a WALL•E robot kind of way…

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

And for you car buffs – Skratchworks has you covered too…

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

How fabulous is that?

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

image from: http://www.facebook.com/Skratchworks#!/Skratchworks/photos_stream

(That’s one of the Skratch guys pictured above.)

For more photos of this amazing work, see the Skratchworks Facebook page, as well as the official Skratchworks website.

 

 

 

 

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