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DESIGN
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...
CULTURE
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...
DESIGN
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...
CULTURE
Liberace Extravaganza!
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...
STYLE
Zorya
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...
DESIGN
Crystal Forms
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...
CULTURE
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...
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