GANA GIBs Give Great Info

GANA meeting in process - Fall 2014

Following up further from my trip to the Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Fall Conference, I wanted to take a moment to share some really useful documents that were published and are available for download at (the official site of GANA). These documents can help answer … [Read more...]

Glass Divides and Unites

Dreamwalls Offices View1 ©GardnerGlassProducts

  The open plan design trend for office interiors shows no signs of  wavering, and glass is a great element to use to create visual privacy without disrupting light penetration. Glass a smart solution due to its hygienic and easy care qualities. Employees can use post-its, tape … [Read more...]

Going Up with Glass

Glass Elevator Bank

Glass is used a great deal in elevators cabs and elevator lobbies,...and for good reason. It's easy to clean, it doesn't feel constricting, and the effects that can be achieved are beautiful. Below are just a few of the ways to use glass in lobby environments. This elevator in the Museum of Fine … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Glass Garden Fencing

Sydney Harbour House Glass Fencing by Dale Jones-Evans Pty Ltd Architecture

Glass continues to be used more and more in landscape architecture. The strong geometry of glass is often is a perfect foil for organic environments, and the light, color, and privacy options available with various glass types is wonderful to explore. Tempered and laminated glass can be as strong as … [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...]

The Comfort of Glass

I don't travel a huge amount with work, but I'm preparing for a trip in the coming weeks and thinking about hotels. The explosion of hospitality design and hotel designs is on the rise, in no small part because for the past several years, many of the larger chains' franchisees have put off … [Read more...]