Glass and Mirror at Kips Bay 2015 – Part II

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As we stated in the first part of this series yesterday, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is a NYC institution that inspires awe and helps so many NYC children. As a company that specializes in mirror and glass, we are focusing on the very easily accessible ways that those products were used within this … [Read more...]

Glass and Mirror at Kips Bay 2015 – Part I

Pavarini Design "Midnight Manhattan" master lounge space in Kips Bay 2015

The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is a NYC institution. Now in its 43rd year, this showplace of the who's-who of interior design raises money for the Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Since 1972, it has raised over $18 … [Read more...]

Bronze Antique Mirror: 3 Ways

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Antique mirror is one of the hardest surfacing materials to photograph. A mere photo doesn't do it justice, and I assure you that isn't hyperbole. To be able to see the pattern in a real-world representation, you have to adjust the focus so tightly, that the "mirror" aspect of it becomes lost. To be … [Read more...]

The Sultry Mood of Bronze Antique Mirror

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Our antique mirror is huge right now. Literally and figuratively. We can do incredibly large sizes – up to 100 x 144 inches – which means you can use antique mirror effects for wall designs with fewer seams and less waste. What's more, Gardner Glass Products, Inc. is able to make it in a production … [Read more...]

Mad Men ~ Reflections on the Finale

Don Draper Airplane Mirror Mad Men

So of course, we had to watch the the series finale of Mad Men last night. Did you? Mirrors played their own part in the show. Antique mirror, and even mirror tiles are making a comeback. We attribute some of the trend to Don Draper's former New York apartment on "Mad Men." The Drapers had an … [Read more...]

Subtle shine of matte mirror

Dreamwalls Acid Etched Mirror

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...]

The Best Way to Clean Mirrors

Tools for cleaning glass

Mirrors are in every home, apartment, condo and hotel room in the country. It's important to know how to clean them correctly. FIRST: Remember, moisture is the enemy of all mirrors. Windex, vinegar, water,...doesn't matter. All moisture is bad to a mirror. It can delaminate the metal layers so … [Read more...]

The Many Layers of A Mirror

Large mirror on the wall in modern bedroom interior design

Mirrors are part of your everyday life. We brush our teeth, shave, apply makeup, fix hair,…every day we use them as a part of our daily routine. Often, they are taken for granted instead of the marvel of modern manufacturing that they are. (Okay, so I’m a little biased since we make mirrors, but … [Read more...]

Focus on High Definition Mirror

Dreamwalls® High Def Mirror v. Ordinary Mirror - when viewed from the edge

"Dreamwalls High-Definition Mirror" is what we call our low-iron mirror products. These mirrors offer brighter reflections, truer colors, and sharper focus than ordinary mirrors. Ordinary mirrors (of which we make many every day) are made with high-quality glass known as "mirror quality". It … [Read more...]

A Custom Mirror That Is A Work Of Art

Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center: Glass by Dreamwalls Glass, Installation by Ryan's All Glass, Design by FRCH

The Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, OH's recent lobby renovation features a glass feature wall with selectively silvered mirror panels from Gardner Glass Products' Dreamwalls family of decorative interior glass. The cafe area of Cincinnati's Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts … [Read more...]