Tag: glass

Jul 5, 2014

Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

Greg Klassen is a one-man furniture maker based out of Lynden, Washington. The craftsman is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the trees that grow there. Klassen remarks, “no two trees are the same just as no two pieces are that I make from them.” All pieces are handmade, one at a time and the…

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Jun 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Glass Bottom Bedroom in Bali

Picture of the Day: The Glass Bottom Bedroom in Bali

Photograph by Bambu Indah Hotel This incredible glass bottom suite is called Udang House (or Shrimp House) and it is the signature suite at the Bambu Indah estate in Ubud, Bali. Situated above a fresh shrimp pond, this house has tempered glass floor panels for an underwater panorama of crustaceans in action. Authentic shrimp…

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Jun 9, 2014

This is Murrine. It’s Made of Glass and Can Be Sliced Like a Loaf of Bread

This is Murrine. It’s Made of Glass and Can Be Sliced Like a Loaf of Bread

Murrine (singular: murrina, also referred to as murrini) is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections (like a loaf of bread). Artists working in glass design murrine in a variety of ways from simple circular or square…

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Jun 3, 2014

Robert Morris’s Interactive Glass Labyrinth

Robert Morris’s Interactive Glass Labyrinth

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, the Hall Family Foundation has supported the commission of a major work by Kansas City native and internationally renowned artist Robert Morris. His Glass Labyrinth is a brilliant, interactive addition that now occupies a prominent site in the south section of…

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Apr 6, 2014

Shattered Mirror Sunset Reflections That Look Like Stained Glass Windows

Shattered Mirror Sunset Reflections That Look Like Stained Glass Windows

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky is the newest series from New York based artist Bing Wright. This new body of work marks Wright’s first return to color photography in almost a decade. Bing recently completed a solo exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York City; he is also represented by the James Harris Gallery…

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Nov 7, 2013

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Designer Sigga Heimis is currently presenting glass organs prototyped and created with GlassLab in an exhibition at Designgalleriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition (October 30 – November 15, 2013) presents gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains to bring awareness to organ donation. Sigga Heimis has been working with GlassLab since 2007 at ArtBasel Miami.…

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May 15, 2013

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is Callinectes Douglassi, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband John in 1984. The 10 ft x 7 ft x 5 ft (3 x 2 x 1.5 meter) sculpture took over 5,500 man hours over a 14-month period…

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Mar 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Stained Glass Mapparium

Picture of the Day: The Stained Glass Mapparium

THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM Photograph by Bob Sacha for National Geographic The Mapparium is a three-story, stained glass globe of the world located at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1935, the mapparium has attracted more than 10 million visitors since. The original map was based on a…

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Feb 9, 2013

Shattered Glass Animal Sculptures by Marta Klonowska

Shattered Glass Animal Sculptures by Marta Klonowska

Marta Klonowska is a Polish artist from Warsaw. Her passion is sculpture and she creates installations of her amazing shattered glass animal sculptures, typically placing them in front of historical paintings from masters like Rubens and d’Agar. While the source paintings had the animals in secondary roles, Klonowska makes them the focal point. As…

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Jan 14, 2013

The Glass Beach in California

The Glass Beach in California

Photograph by Jef Poskanzer In MacKerricher State Park, near the city of Fort Bragg in northern California, you will find a beach littered with glass. Over decades of crashing waves the glass has been smoothed and rounded, transforming the shoreline into a colourful palette of pebble-like glass and sand. Photograph by Molly (teeping…

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