Pretty Handy Brittany has been at it again. This time, in effort to prevent any further African violet suicides, she decided to install DIY glass shelves above her kitchen sink. Here's the materials she used:
Yevgenia shares her technique for painting on glass in Etsy's How-to Tuesday feature. Following are the supplies she used to create the glassware pictured above.
This all-glass house is the concept of Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio of Santambrogiomilano. It is an adjunct to their all-glass furniture sets, which would certainly suit such a dwelling. But the question is, could you live in a see-through house? How about if it were in a very secluded area?
Evit's glass mosaic and tile collection is nothing less than extraordinary. Their intricate shapes and luscious colors are undeniably eye-catching. So much so, their implementation would require a certain amount of pluck.
This glass sink and counter top combo from Exence epitomized minimalism. Storage, faucet and plumbing are hidden to the side, putting all the focus on the curvy glass, where it should be.
Back in the mid-80's the monks of the Wat Pa Maha Chedio KaewSisaket temple, Thailand, started collecting bottles with which they could decorate their buildings.
If you're like me and are unfamiliar PnP Blue Transfer Film, it's basically an acid resist used when etching metal. It's sold in 8 1/2" x 11" sheets that can be put into your laser printer. This remarkable feat lets you photocopy ANY IMAGE onto the sheets thereby producing very detailed images. You then apply the sheets to your surface and etch away. But that's not where the coolness ends! Etsy contributor daniellexo decided to use PhP to etch glass, and it worked marvelously. Take a look:
Shannon Quimby was ruminating over some windowpanes leftover from a French door and came up with this slick framing project, the cost of which set her back about a dollar.
What you'll need:
- Two pieces of leftover glass--either from an old French door, windowpane or even from unloved picture frames.
- 4 heavy-duty rubber bands (!)
- Something to frame.
- Epoxy glue.
- An eyelet picture frame hook.
The proceedure is so simple, you can...
When I was a kid, I refused to drink fruit punch from a glass, because I was always afraid it'd give me that lipstain red moustache that youngsters get from slurping.
Now, there's no need, cause as long as you keep this glass to your face, no one will ever be the wiser.
Bedrock Industries handcrafts tile out of 100% recycled glass, which they acquire through ‘community-based programs including a bottle drive’ preventing hundreds of tons of glass from finding its way into a landfill. To read more about this progressive company and to buy their products–they make cool gift and garden items as well–visit their website.
Alchemy Glass’s bath sinks might be the most beautiful out there. They look like something you might see through a microscope or perhaps a telescope. Even their names are magically celestial.
Like Cosmic Burst:
Or Aqua Luna:
Or even Retro Orbit:
As Alchemy’s sinks are handcrafted, they are one-of-a-kind works of art. To view their gorgeous glass sink portfolio, visit their website.
Recently my buddy Don was presented with a conundrum. A friend of his needed to drill seven 1/4" holes through 1 ½" thick granite. His friend had burned up 3 masonry bits trying to get the job done before he gave up. Don then reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a whopper.
To perform this feat-of-nearly-magic, you’ll need:
A plastic cap that’s at least 3/4" deep. (Those from a medicine bottle work particularly well.)
Oil to act as a...
This Tiffany-esque lava lamp takes the standard shape and twists it with a bit of deco stained glass. The built in lava shapes highlight its tongue-in-cheekness, just in case you didn't get it the first time. Via.
Oobject has gathered twelves glass staircases that'll blow your mind. From a cantilevered case in the UK, to a "stairway to heaven" that goes nowhere, the ten minutes to check this out is truly worth your time.
Though you can actually beginning planting outside this week, it's still fun to have a little green growth inside. The terrarium is the perfect micro-world, adorable and endlessly customizable. And Jena and Renee from Modish has figured out the trick: using plants with the some moisture requirements.
1. Gather a clean jar.
2. The many aspects of wet.
3. Arrange your plants.
4. Don't kill your plants.
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Architecture and design blog Materialicious points out these amazing recycled glass tiles:
"Trendgroup USA announces the launch the new handmade transparent glass tile collection, Liberty. It was designed by the Italian mosaicist Giulio Candussio and contains a minimum 25% post consumer recycled glass. It is available in 12 colorways for around $45 psf. Soon to be available at retailers everywhere, you can already get it at Stone Source (see more...
These "Fun Glass Vases" from ASDA resemble Otta Brauer's glasswork for Holmegaard in most ways...except their price. Available in yellow, black, and red, these'll getcha Danish-ish for a mere £5.00.
When you're at an auction, estate sale, consignment shop or a favorite vintage furniture store, don't pass over a sewing machine table with a giant rectangular hole in the top. All you have to do is get a piece of dark glass cut to fit on the top and you might just be lucky enough to have yourself a small-ish, but functional desk with plenty of drawers and nice lines if you find one that was made in the 1960's. Check out the two identical...
October's Twin Cities Home Improvement Magazine featured a great breakdown of counter top materials, comparing their stain, heat, scratch and impact resistance in relation to the costs of each. Here's a very handy graphic to keep in mind if you're in the market.
Each of James McKelvey's glass faucets are hand blown of lead-free crystal. They're available in 7 standard and 200+ custom colors. Visit glassfaucet.com to find a dealer near you or to contact James' studio directly.