Humanity has shaped stone to fit its need since the beginning of time. Stone has been used for weapons, jewelry, decoration, sculpture, building, counter tops, and however we could imagine. The next time you look at a piece of stone just remember that the natural forces of earth took millions of years to shape minerals into the patterns that we deem beautiful enough to put in our kitchens and set our coffee cups on.

 Rockinโ€™ views of stone slabs brought to you by Jiro Baskin.