CHARLEX Jarritos “Glass Blowers”

Today I am watching a cute television commercial for CHARLEX Jarritos.

What’s not to like about this adorable television commercial?  I like the 3 hair comb-over that the boss has.  lol.

Enjoy this quick 30 second commercial titled, CHARLEX Jarritos “Glass Blowers”.

I hope that it will make you smile.  Have a happy day!

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Book Lover

Today I am looking at holiday gift ideas for the book lover.

Holiday Gift Ideas #3

Glass Book Page Holder

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Book Page Holder, OddityMall.com

Glass Bookends

Poor Eyesight Helpers

"The Ferryman". Reading + Research Lamp, Art Donovan

“The Ferryman”. Reading + Research Lamp, Art Donovan

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Sigvard Bernadotte, No. 273, 1stDibs

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Sigvard Bernadotte, No. 273, 1stDibs

Steampunk Anthropologist Goggles With Magnifying Glasses , steampunkgoggles.com

Steampunk Anthropologist Goggles With Magnifying Glasses , steampunkgoggles.com

Illumination

Reading Lamp, TouchofModern.com

Reading Lamp, TouchofModern.com

The Ultimate

Noa glass bathtub (or water lounge) for Hoesch

Noa glass bathtub (or water lounge) for Hoesch

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Revelation

Today I am looking at a recently completed large scale glass project by architectural glass artist, Sarah Galloway.

Sarah Galloway has just completed “Revelation” for St. John, a Victorian Church in Silverdale, Lancashire, UK.

Revelation, St. Johns Silverton, Sarah Galloway

Revelation, St. John, Silverdale, Lancashire, UK, Sarah Galloway

“Created for the Grade 2 listed church built in 1856,  “Revelation” has crystal like qualities, incorporating deep sandblasting in the 15mm toughened low iron glass.  The work takes as its theme biblical references to the “river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and either side of the river, the tree of life”.  The contemporary brushed stainless steel fixings support the glass which has been designed to frame the west window behind”

Note: England and Wales, listed buildings are classified in three grades:

  • Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important. Just 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I.
  • Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*.
  • Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special interest. 92% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most  likely grade of listing for a private residential building.
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Zama Table

Today I am looking at Zama Table by Emma Peascod.

I love this gilded side table.  I found Emma Peascod‘s work on Pinterest and followed the link to her website to learn more about her work.  I fell in love with the Zama Table.  This glass top table works well with the new metals interior trend.

Side table with verre églomisé glass top in Zama (gold, copper & silver) and aged brass base

Side table with verre églomisé glass top in Zama (gold, copper & silver) and aged brass base

London-based EMMA PEASCOD develops innovative processes combining traditional verre églomisé techniques with fine Japanese papers to create a new style of contemporary decorative finishes for high-end commercial and residential spaces.

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IT IS FRIDAY!!!

This week I put on my big girl work clothes…

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and I worked very hard and focused to get my…

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It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.  I was BLOWN away by how much work I needed to get done.  Everything started out all organized and then the next thing I knew, everything got a little SCATTERED all over the place.

In the end, it all came together and my week was very productive.

I hope you have a fun weekend.  Stick close to your family and friends.

I will see you back here on Monday.

Patricia

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers

Today I am looking at Holiday gift ideas for tea lovers.

Holiday Gift Idea #2

Do you have a tea lover on your holiday gift list?  These sweet glass items might just be their cup of tea (snicker)!

Egyptian Museum: Teapot Ornament, Green, available at Glass Market, Corning Museum

Egyptian Museum: Teapot Ornament, Green, available at Corning Museum Glass Market

Cute Teal Glass Bead Teapot Earrings - Sterling Silver Hooks, available at FirstKiss shop on Etsy.com

Cute Teal Glass Bead Teapot Earrings – Sterling Silver Hooks, available at TheFirstKiss shop on Etsy.com

Custom Order- Repurposed/ Recycled Vintage Tea Cup and Silverware 2-Tier 5-Light Chandelier Light, MooShuBuckaroo Shop on Etsy.com

Custom Order- Repurposed/ Recycled Vintage Tea Cup and Silverware 2-Tier 5-Light Chandelier Light, MooShuBuckaroo Shop on Etsy.com

Lampwork Glass Tea Infuser by TheBeasKnees Shop on Etsy.com

Lampwork Glass Tea Infuser by TheBeasKnees Shop on Etsy.com

Glass Market at Corning Museum

TheFirstKiss Etsy Shop

MooShuBuckaroo Etsy Shop

TheBeasKnees Etsy Shop

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Link

Today I am looking at Link, a new installation by Heather Hancock.

If I had a glass artist dream team, Heather Hancock would be included.  I love Heather’s strong graphic creations.  And, it makes me happy to see this public art mural with glass.  I wish more communities would invest in public art.  Don’t you?  Congratulations and a round of applause for Heather!

As part of the Andersonville place-making initiatives, Andersonville Development Corporation and Good News Only have partnered with Adriatic Restaurant to bring Link to the corner of Bryn Mawr and Clark. This busy pedestrian corridor features a signature Andersonville seating area with wrought iron benches and planters on the generous sidewalk. Link now adds a vibrant visual experience to this inviting outdoor space.

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

I originally developed Link to explore the points of intersection between the built and natural environments. Interconnected graphic lines each with a unique geometry, point to both the natural world (waves, foliage) and built world (infrastructure, technology). Popping circles of glass in oranges and ambers suggest the energy and life in urban neighborhoods. The painted and glass elements float along the masonry wall of the building, varying the rhythm of brick and concrete and connecting viewers with an overlooked surface in the streetscape. I executed Link in collaboration with Evanston artist Sarah Laing, a community arts leader with a background in public art and painting.

Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Mural, Link, Heather Hancock

Heather Hancock in front of Link

Artist Heather Hancock in front of Link

You can read more about this project and Heather’s other projects on her blog.

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Pilgrims Window Restoration

Today I am looking at the Pilgrims Window Restoration project.

It is the time of year for giving thanks and giving gifts.

Do you have a person on your gift list that has everything and you can’t think of what to give them for the holidays?  Maybe, you are having a hard time coming up with gift ideas for your Dear Santa list that won’t cost a lot of money?  Maybe you feel that you would like to donate to a worthy cause as a way of saying “Thanks” for another fantastic year?

No worries, Looking At Glass is always here to help.  Over the next few weeks I will be passing along some unique and beautiful holiday gift ideas for you.

Idea #1  Give The Gift of Giving…And Preserve History

Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a desperately needed restoration of their Tiffany stained glass window.

Why not be a donor in honor or memory of a friend or loved one this season?  Or, you could ask Santa Claus to donate on your behalf?  I can’t think of a better way to show your love of the history of glass.  It’s the gift that will last a very long time.  The Kickstarter campaign is seeking $50,000 and will end on December 31, 2013.

CLICK HERE to visit the Kickstarter campaign site to learn more about this project and to donate to this worthy campaign.

The Pilgrims window is 40 feet high and 15 feet wide.

The Pilgrims window is 40 feet high and 15 feet wide.

One of the two prominent monumental windows designed and fabricated by the Tiffany Studios, ‘The Pilgrims’ was unveiled on Easter Sunday, March 30, 1891. Located in the sanctuary’s north transept, facing Gates Avenue, and standing at 40 feet high and 15 feet wide, the window is dedicated to Ebenezer L. Roberts, architect of the church building, and a longtime deacon and trustee of the original congregation. At the balcony level, ‘The Pilgrims’ window features a large central lancet panel depicting two pilgrims approaching an angel. Flanking the central figures are two smaller lancet panels with text from the King James Version of the Bible, Exodus 23:20: Behold, I send an angel before thee to keep thee in the way and to bring thee into the place I have prepared.” Above the figures of the pilgrims is a rose window depicting a domed structure, possibly a reference to both Roberts and the Kingdom of Heaven. The rose window is surrounded by nine smaller circular tracery windows constructed of brilliantly colored glass. At the first floor are four portrait lancet panels, with children’s faces presented as putti, surrounded by leaded art nouveau vines, with extracts from the scriptures at the lower section.

BrownMemorialBaptist.org

The upper left panel depicts the beginning of the Biblical scripture, Exodus 23:20

The upper left panel depicts the beginning of the Biblical scripture, Exodus 23:20

“The Pilgrims” window is in severely deteriorated condition, though remarkably intact and urgently in need of restoration. In 2004, the window was temporarily stabilized by the installation of temporary structural framing with plastic glazing on the lower sections of the window to catch loose pieces of glass and provide protection from vandalism. Many years of soot and dust have lodged between the plated sections of glass, causing large areas of the window to become opaque. The large central lancer has become detached from the wood frame making the window vulnerable to damage by wind & rain.There is significant loss of paint on anatomical features. In many panels the lead caming has failed and the putty sealing the glass to the cames is missing. Numerous pieces of glass are cracked or missing, especially at areas of scriptural text. Panels of glass, especially the lancets, have slumped in an accordion manner, and have buckled. The wood window frame has displaced sections, allowing water to enter into the frame, causing the frame and tracery to rot.

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At the first floor are four portrait lancet panels, with children’s faces presented as putti, surrounded by leaded art nouveau vines, with extracts from the scriptures at the lower section.

At the first floor are four portrait lancet panels, with children’s faces presented as putti, surrounded by leaded art nouveau vines, with extracts from the scriptures at the lower section.

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Holiday Ornament Show

Today I am looking at a holiday celebration featuring glass ornaments.

Every year for the last 23 years, Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery has hosted an ornament show featuring unique ornaments from over 60 contemporary artists . It has become a tradition for many of our customers with entire families visiting the gallery to select ornaments for gifts and their own tree. Of course, there is always cookies and eggnog to help them keep their strength up. 🙂 The ceiling is dripping with ornaments and the effect is quite magical. Here are images of some of the ornaments that will be featured this year:

Helix Balls by Michael Trimpol

Helix Balls by Michael Trimpol

Curly Cue Ornaments by Tony Faith

Curly Cue Ornaments by Tony Faith

Snowman by Al Frank

Snowman by Al Frank

Hot Air Balloon by Bandhu Scott Dunham

Hot Air Balloon by Bandhu Scott Dunham

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass makes it easy to fill your home with the wonder of the season. Unique and limited edition glass ornaments from artists nationwide will be featured in their gallery from November 23rd through December 31st. With treasures large and small it will be easy to enjoy your most beautiful Christmas yet. Located at 5100 Beltline Road Suite 820, Dallas, TX 75254. Call 972-239-7957 for special holiday hours.  www.kittrellriffkind.com

Do you have a meeting, class, or event featuring glass that you would like to share?  I would love to hear about it.  Send me an email with your event details, including images and I will share news about your event here at Looking At Glass.

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Mosaic Window Ledge

Today I am looking at a glass mosaic window ledge.

I like this clever window ledge installed in a laundry room.  I wish I had nice wide window ledges like these in my house.

Glass Mosaic Window Ledge by DS Designs

Glass Mosaic Window Ledge by DS Designs

photo via Pinterest

IT IS FRIDAY!!!

I had a great week this week.  Once again I have run out of time.  This is getting very frustrating.  I need a time machine.  This year, I worked on paying attention to the process.  I think I will make next years theme…time management.

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I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  Go slow and take time out to notice small details.

I’ll see you back here on Monday.

Patricia

 

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Hotel Central and Cafe

Today I am looking at Hotel Central and Cafe in Copenhagen.

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Something is not working with my WordPress this morning and I’ve got to skeedaddle and get to work.  I’ll have to add photos to this blog post later….

In the meantime, you can view the photos on my Pinterest board, Favorite Places and Spaces.

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I am completely smitten with this little spot.

If I was at the Hotel Central and Cafe and sitting at one of those little tables with my laptop trying to add photos to this blog post; I am sure that I wouldn’t feel as cranky and frustrated as I am feeling right now!

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