September 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’m wanting these glass containers! Mix and match colour and transparencies and you get a lovely way to display your treasures. Those folks at Iittala are very clever!
August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
Did you know wine glasses have “parts”? Indulge me as I describe one of my favourite sets from the Finnish company, Iittala. This is the Essence, designed by Alfredo Håberli.
Starting from the bottom…
Foot: Its thickness makes this ‘part’ look solid and disk-like. Most wine glasses taper upwards from the outer ring to the base of the stem. But I love how this one is the same thickness throughout.
Stem: With a slight taper, the stem rises up to meet the bowl. Notice that all the stems are the same height in this series. They look beautiful together on your dinner table!
Bowl: I love the soft but squarish bottom of the bowl. Modern but still refined and soft.
There you have it. Now I need a drink… white or red? Who’s joining me?
April 24, 2012 § 11 Comments
Organic shapes made from hand-blown glass, strung together with elements of bronze, brass or nickel… Lindsey Adelman‘s light fixtures are considered more starlight than lamplight. Meaning… they’re very special.
Bunches of grapes where the seeds are the bulb filaments. Batons of lights twirling en masse. Melting vessels captured by paperclips. These are just my Rorschach impressions. But that’s what art is supposed to allow… your own impression and perception.
The bonus: they beautifully light up a room too!
I can’t wait to hear what your impressions are… Do you see what I see?