The concrete houses measure from 5.5 cm to 23.5 cm. The largest one, because of its weight of approx. 2 kg, serves as a book holder and as decoration. Houses of other dimensions serve as paper holders, decoration in the garden or decoration for the home or business spaces. The author has created four collections by now, based on colors, but they can be combined, both by number of houses and by color.
Kristina Štimac was born in Zagreb, is 45 years old, and from a young age, under the sharp eye of grandmother, learned to do embroidery, knit, crochet and do all the other handicrafts that a young lady should know. Even though she didn’t like it at the time, it left a mark and later proved to be useful as she enjoyed applying everything in decorating every space. Today, she saves her works in Kreativne Minute (Creative Minutes), profiles on social networks. Thanks to these same networks and following the works of creative people from all around the globe, she became interested and attracted to concrete as a material. After a short experiment with various mixtures and shapes, she found joy in houses of various dimensions. She doesn’t know the exact reason why the houses, maybe out of longing for a dream home, her own place. Their final look in terms of shape and color was influenced by Scandinavian and minimalist style. This moved them away from the mainstream. The houses are unique because she mixes each package of concrete by hand, fills the molds, shakes the air bubbles, taps the paint and they simply can’t be all the same. The dimensions are from 5.5cm to 23.5 cm. They are used as book holders, paper holders, decorations in the garden or at home. Everyone sees something different in them, so they have that many functions.