Chakrubs Crystal Sex Toys
As an alternative to the vast array of technologically advanced sex toys, New York-based Chakrubs offers quite the opposite: simple, chic crystal sex toys. The stones have been carefully sourced from around the world, then shaped and polished without...
100 Points Champagne Glasses
A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in...
Loos Wine Decanter
Adolf Loos created an insurmountable standard when he designed this wine decanter for Lobmeyer in 1931. Using ultra-thin Muslin glass blown to no more than 1.1 millimeters, this piece and its matching glass set is delicate craftwork in essence. Topped...
Handcrafted Crystal by J.Hill's Standard
When Waterford native Anike Tyrrell founded J.HILL's Standard she had a view in mind to revive an industry that she had personally seen diminish over two decades. For many years, Waterford, Ireland, was synonymous with Waterford Crystal—the masterfully...
English Crystal Match Strike
What do you get the person whose matchbook collection is second to none? The elegant hand-blown English crystal match strike by veteran UK designer Lucy Cope provides the perfect answer—the contemporary glass globe is etched with vertical stripes in...
Sometimes it's the slightest hack to the norm that can have a profound effect on your sense of aesthetics. Case in point is Eric Therner's diamond light, which shifts the common light bulb silhouette ever so slightly to become something simply exquisite...
Miami Art Week 2013: Glass
Of all the materials put to use and on display during Miami's art extravaganza, we saw several shimmering, shiny—but also innovative—works utilizing glass. Fragile, see-through and with the ability to morph light and color, it's as multidimensional...
Vienna Design Week: Bertille & Mathieu + Lobmeyr
by Adam Štěch As part of Vienna Design Week—which concludes this Saturday, 5 October—French-Swiss designers Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer (Bertille & Mathieu) are currently collaborating with iconic glassware and lighting company Lobmeyr. And...
Growing up wearing hand-me-downs during the Great Depression, Liberace's rise to stardom can in some ways be measured by his outfits. From the purchase of his first set of tails to electric costumes adorned in 4,000 light bulbs, Liberace stood alone...
Sonic Crystal Necklace
Guitarist and designer Ela J created this sonic necklace from guitar preamp tubes to transmit positive musical energy.
Made by Breath
by Adam Štěch Two different stories of Czech craft heritage have come together in two different types of glass for a collection of lamps, "Made by Breath", from young Czech designer Michaela Tomišková. The 2011 Prague AAAD graduate...
by Adam Štěch Exploring the formation of the jewel as a natural process and celebrating it as a performance, the latest collection of distinct jewelry from the conceptual Prague-based designers Daniel Pošta and Zdeněk Vacek...
The artistic work of Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and Japanese brand Blanc Bijou were on show at Maison et Objet, illustrating two aspects of the innovative potential of crystal. Elected designer of the year at the show, Yoshioka's experience...
New Work by Orfeo Quagliata
Though master of crystal and glass design Orfeo Quagliata, 39, has been producing his own transparent wonders for several years (he's been working with glass since age 12 and heads up Phuze Design), a recent collaboration with Swarovski Elements...