Taking the, normally discarded, scientific “borosilicate” glassware created by students from the glassblowing department of the Lycée Dorian in Paris, Elise Fouin has reworked the glassware with the trusty blow torch to create something which moves from a science lab to delicate everyday home ware pieces, such as lamps or vases. “Élise Fouin here breathes new life into objects slated for the scrap heap despite their great technical complexity. The artist’s intervention refine
It is that time of year when you start to rack you brains as to the perfect gift for that special person who has everything. Well inspired by the potions and lotions of Halloween how about a little apothecary charm filled with something special. British designer Andy Poplar decided to set up Vinegar and Brown Paper after reaching “the end of his creative tether” in advertising. Opting to set up the business to enable him to become a stay at home dad. The collection includes
German born, London based (with a little bit of Finland in between) designer Pia Wustenberg has just been nominated for the 2012 Elle Decoration British Design Awards for her Stacking Vessel designs which bring in her study of disciplines including glass, ceramics to name but a few. The vases pictured above are from her India range which was produced for the Sotheby’s “Inspired by India” selling exhibition of contemporary design back in May. The stacking vessels are designed
If you are ever having trouble finding the perfect lampshade then UK Interior product designer may have just the answer. In collaboration with the sole remaining English full lead crystal company in the UK, Cumbria Crystal, Lee Broom has created these crystal bulbs which are, by design, all you need! I love the fact that they can be hung as a single unit or in a cluster to create an amazing effect. The light fitting and flex and ceiling rose are all designed to be in keepin
Did you know that the word landscape and also landscape painting originates from the Dutch word landschap. In the 16th Century the word became associated with a genre of painting that described a vista or view of nature. With this in mind Perth born, Canberra based, glass artist Holly Grace, takes her personal landscape photos from her Australian, European and Scandanavian travels to produce the most stunning glass ware by sand carving and etching them into blown glass forms.
Very rustic and industrial in their design Peter Ivy has created some unusual but functional glassware, and I would certainly like to clear a few shelves in my glass cupboard to house them. OK just add this to the list…. American glass artist Peter Ivy was originally made simplified works for personal his use while living in the US, it wasn’t until moving to Japan where he is now based with his Japanese wife and children that he found a connection between his style sensibili