Slideshow: Baccarat in the Big Apple

Baccarat NY Hotel & Residences

This week, we showed you some interesting uses of mirror in the kitchen, and in the bath,....but nobody does either like The Baccarat Hotel & Residences going up in NYC. Since Holly and I are both in NYC for a quick Social Media retreat, we are thinking about swinging by the Baccarat to get a … [Read more...]

5 Tools For Great Glass

dusting a mirror with a clean, dry micro-fiber cloth

Having the right tools for the job makes life easier, makes the act of cleaning less dreadful, and keeps the surfaces in your home looking better, longer. The glass surfaces in your home are durable and hygienic, but they can benefit from having these top 5 tools around: TOP 5 CLEANING TOOLS FOR … [Read more...]

6 Pros for ProSuede Glass

Glass Markerboards, Dry Erase Boards, ProSueded

ProSuede Glass is a unique backpainted glass created by Gardner Glass Products for the Dreamwalls line of Markerboards. It is created from a brand new kind of acid etched glass as the substrate which allows markers to wipe off easily, unlike regular etched glass. Six Unique Features of ProSuede … [Read more...]

Fight Fatigue With Glass

After: An installation of Dreamwalls ProSuede Glass for function & beauty

A Princeton University study found that clutter suppresses the brain's reaction time, taking greater effort to focus on the task at hand, and leads ultimately to fatigue. This is because your brain has to wade through all the additional shapes and colors to arrive at the information you're trying to … [Read more...]

New Product At NeoCon

Dreamwalls Glass featuring ProSuede

One of our favorite parts of going to NeoCon is to show some new products we've developed and see what the response is. If it's one thing we've learned about architects and designers, is that they'll be very honest with you. Perhaps it's all those crits they endured during studio, but they will … [Read more...]

Baccarat Bathroom Designs

Acid-etched mirror in the Baccarat Hotel & Residences NYC

The design team for the luxury Baccarat property in NYC that I first shared in Monday's post is a two pronged approach; with Ingrao creating the residences and Gilles and Boissier designing the interiors for the hotel. Ingrao is a full-service interior design firm based in Manhattan helmed by … [Read more...]

Cleaning Backpainted Glass

Cleaning: Baked on Spaghetti Sauce, permanent markers, dry erase markers, on backpainted glass.

  Backpainted glass - when produced well - is no match for stubborn stains. Whether it's used as a markerboard, and a Sharpie® gets accidentally used; or spaghetti sauce gets spattered and forgotten; glass is an amazing surface to clean. In today's short video, I'm going to show you the … [Read more...]

Best Beautiful Backsplashes

  (Like how I went with the green backsplash for St. Patrick's Day?) A lot of our back-painted glass product goes into kitchen environments. They're not all residential kitchens either,...some are in corporate break rooms and institutional environments.  As I'm away working a glazing … [Read more...]

A Serving Bar Savior

The kitchen work  triangle. There's been debate in recent years that it might be a thing of the past. That with such huge kitchens and massive islands, the math pounded into kitchen designers years ago is no longer the same. With multiple sinks in different areas, with faucets at the ready at the … [Read more...]

Etched Mirror Backsplashes

Modern kitchen

Etched glass mirror is a practical alternative to the look of stainless steel in the kitchen when used as a backsplash. Created by taking  high-quality acid-etched glass that has a durable, glare-absorbing permanent etched finish; and taking it through a mirror-making process so that it has the glow … [Read more...]