Posts Tagged 'glass'

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose Cluster.

A fellow designer friend posted a picture she took at this seasons High Point Market showing Arteriors Caviar Large Rose Gold and Ross Glass Cluster chandelier. I freakin’ love it! The fixture is adjustable from 51″ to 87″ in height and is almost 30 inches wide. It exudes a hint of masculinity along with a sophisticated silhouette. Perfect for a tall flyer, dining room or sassing up up a large kitchen island. Finally, that pinky gold gets glam outside of the jewelry box. Who says pink just’s for girls?

Arteriors Caviar Adjustable Large Rose Gold and Rose Glass Cluster

Arteriors Caviar Adjustable Large Rose Gold and Rose Glass Cluster

The Globe Matters.

Searching endlessly for fantastic lamps should be a part of my job title. My passion for design includes looking the world over for interesting, beautiful, and functional home goods. When I see something I like, the person next to me is most likely going to learn that fact. So here is a fantastic lamp that I wish to voluntarily share with the world.  =)

Bubble Sconce, $4,800 | Matter

Bubble Sconce, $4,800 | Matter

The Bubble Sconce is made from components of the famous thrill-seeking Globe Bubble Chandelier by Matter, NY. This sconce begs to hang upside down but would be a beautiful accent to any wall and space. Hand-blown glass globes and custom hardware are created in a collaborative studio in Brooklyn. Choices for finish includes oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel and 24-karat gold plating. These options are available for the chandelier as well.

Nine-Lamp Globe Bubble Lamp, $14,400 | Matter

Nine-Lamp Globe Bubble Lamp, $14,400 | Matter

Another Matter creation on my hit list is the Tube Chandelier. How cool is this gold-plated brass and Linestra tube hanging lamp?! At 40-inches in height, I imagine it contrasting against a home’s classic winding staircase or a few dotting the ceiling in a hip hotel lobby. London designer Michael Anastassiades designed the Tube Chandelier in 2004  and specializes in limited-edition pieces using materials such as bronze, copper, nickel and marble.


Fill Up the Crystal Ball.

Real Simple Magazine just showed its’ readers this beautiful and multi-purpose carafe/pitcher/vase. It’s made of mouthblown glass and is accompanied by a colorful crystal ball stopper that seals the top or nests in the bottom of the vase to add a vibrant dash of color.

Barbara Carafe, $69.50 | iloveuma

Barbara Carafe, $69.50 | iloveuma

A grinded down surface stops it from rolling away from your party. Just 12″ high by 6.5″ wide, it comes in black, amethyst or clear and retails from for $69.50. What’s your wish?

Kate Hume: My Top Ten.

Kate Hume tops my list of all-time favorite interior designers. I love her work and appreciate her creativity in doing more with the space given to her. Walls seem to disappear and all things exquisite and interesting float forward. I never tire of her work and find myself yearning for the same neutral-with-a-pop look and feel as she portrays in her finished products.

Kate’s experience spans 20 years from fashion design, to film sets, to interiors throughout Europe and the United States. She designs and create breath-taking glass accessories and dapples her own line of furniture –  called Birdman Furniture– where she collaborates with her husband on striking and stylish furniture pieces.

Enjoy the glimpse of some of my favorite Hume designs:












Doc. I’ve got the Vitra Virus.

A meeting between crystal and furniture can usually be quoted as China cabinet, grandmas house, Hollywood Regency, or broken. Uh oh. What if the two materials could blend like flour and water? In the case of glass designer Pieke Bergman, the piece of furniture has become a pedestal for the crystal object. A Vitra Virus.

Famous pieces by Charles & Ray Eames, Maarten van Severen, Sori Yanagi, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Jean Prouva, and Jasper Morrison prove to be most interesting subjects in his work.

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And the most beautiful Virus under my microscope…


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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