Getaway Color Ways: BrickMagic LEGO® Festival

LEGO pics

The 4th annual BrickMagic LEGO® Festival is taking place this weekend, May 9-10, at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. The festival is for LEGO® lovers of all ages, and if you're like most people, you never get too old to play with them. The folks that participate in this festival aren't just … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Wilkes Art Gallery

Clay Ready To Be Centered

If you're in a creative field, the passion for it probably started in art. Paper and crayons, Play-Doh, macaroni art....the humble beginnings of a creative life. It's been a joy watching my young daughter explore different art forms, and I hope that the passion for creating something from the ideas … [Read more...]

Glass Art Grows in NY

Loretta Hui-Shan Yang "Proof Of Awareness_"(2006/2007)

Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, Corning Museum of Glass of is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Corning Museum of Glass  is about glass art, history, … [Read more...]

Art over Mirror

Sig Bergamin's Brazilian Home featuring glass shelves and mirror fireplace surround

  Choosing between hanging artwork or hanging a mirror? Never! We at Gardner Glass Products say you can have both. NAY! We say you SHOULD have both! The beautiful interiors below all feature mirrored walls overlaid with a piece of artwork. This highlights, enhances, and frames the … [Read more...]

Four Artists Mirroring Magic

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We admit, here at Gardner Glass Products, we're more than a little nerdy about artists who use mirrors in their work. We realize the potential of our product to create interesting commentary on the condition of self or vanity, to create lighting and infinity effects, and to juxtapose with other … [Read more...]

The Desire to Create

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Getaway Color Ways: My Favorite Color Palettes from 2014

Pisgah National Forest

Well, another year has come and gone! There were a lot of great posts that I really enjoyed writing during 2014, so it was kind of hard to pick my favorites, but here are a few color palettes that really stuck out to me. Airlie Gardens, located in Wilmington, is one of the best botanical … [Read more...]

Creative Gifts In Glass

Glass Cluster Necklace by NC artist Arlie Trowbridge $74.95

Yesterday, we shared some great gifts using glass and mirror for the sophisticate or hipster in your life. Today, we gather up some suggestions for creative types. Those artistic spirits that have unique tastes can often be difficult to shop for as well. We offer up the below slideshow with some of … [Read more...]

The Gift of A Glorious Window

Thanks-Giving Square Chapel with Dazzling Stained Glass windows

Visitors to the Phillip Johnson-designed Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas will enjoy the uniquely designed areas for meditation and reflection and the many outstanding architectural additions. The "Glory Window" (above) inside the spiral of the Chapel of Thanksgiving attracts thousand of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Paperhand Puppet Intervention

One of the many detailed designs from the PPI show 'I am an Insect'

There are a lot of people in the world who make it their mission to evoke change and promote positivity in many different ways. That's why, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, it's not unusual to see large, colorful rabbits, frogs, bears and lots of other interesting creatures roaming around the local … [Read more...]