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Natura Jars

It’s a vase – it’s a jar!  New, beautiful designs from London designer Héctor Serrano.  These colours are absolutely perfect.

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Minarets

Stunning, glass decanters with stoppers made from scraps found in a London glass works.

The ‘Minarets’ (by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton) will be exhibited at Mint for the London Design Festival.

Via Dezeen.

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Fortnum & Mason are hosting a British Craft Exhibition featuring Eleanor Pritchard, Helen Beard, Donna Wilson, Hitomi Hosono (image below) and many others.

Get your handmade on!

Update: Yes, the Hitomi Hosono sculpture below is porcelain!

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Scorched Glass

1.  Buy vintage glass bottles

2.  Set house on fire

Via Modern 50.

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Drink Up

I like the shapes of these new, handblown glasses from Toast.

Does anyone know who makes them?

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Lanterne Marine

Wow – these large, hand-blown glass vases from BarberOsgerby for Venini are truly beautiful.  Apparently, they’re inspired by the lanterns on the boats in the Venetian Lagoon – which the designers spotted on a trip to visit Venini’s workshop on Murano.

It’s difficult to get a sense of scale here – but the last shot gives a better sense of their size.  These are proper centrepieces!

Via It’s Nice That.


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I’ve only recently come across Tomas Kral’s ‘Upgrade’ series – where he’s applied traditional decorative techniques for crystal (like engraving and gilding) to ‘upgrade’ old, industrial glass pieces (like milk bottles and jars.)

The results are fantastic – and the idea is perfectly simple and straightforward.  I bet it won’t be long before we see a lot of similar stuff on the high street.  (Imitation as flattery and all that!)

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