Trends of #HPmkt – Artistic Flair

ElizaChair_Mr Brown London

One of my favorite trends of High Point Market, is the one that gets away from the look of mass production and uniformity. These products want you to see the hand of the artist: a brushstroke, a imperfect line, a spark of creativity and looseness that makes one feel as if the piece was created just … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Better Than Blue Jeans

Indigo_and_Copper

When looking at the "it" color of High Point Market, I found I couldn't pick just one,...there were actually two - and they combined quite beautifully. Like a classic pair of blue jeans - a dark indigo rinse with rustic copper rivets - it's a combination that can stand the test of … [Read more...]

The Hot List of High Point

High Point Main Building 2013 Spring

Last spring, after my visit to High Point Market , I made a "Hot or Not" list. It was fun to do and is definitely intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed that monkeys have yet to unseat bulldogs as the "hot" animal; plaid was barely visible even though it's … [Read more...]

Hit the High Points

HPMkt Hashtag Logo

It's that time of year again - High Point Market time in the fall. Growing up, it was always dubbed simply, "Furniture Market," but now it is so much more. You find outdoor furniture, accessories of all kinds, florals, textiles, even jewelry! It just goes to show how trends bleed across categories … [Read more...]

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 glasswebsite.org (the official site of GANA). These documents can help answer … [Read more...]

3 Places Mirror Can Top

Abbi Fenimore - Studio Ten 25 Interior Design Mirror GlassConsole Top

Yesterday, we wrote about glass table toppers and how they can increase the life and beauty of your furniture and interior designs. To go a step further; when mirrors are used as table toppers, they increase the amount of light that is reflected back into the room. So today, table toppers that are … [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...]

Islands Reflect Good Taste

MirrorKitchenIsland

The use of mirrors can reflect beautiful views, and open up visual space and give a sense of airiness. But what if the beautiful view and air is down below? These smart and beautiful kitchen islands use mirrors down below on the kitchen island, and they are stunning. See for yourself: Our … [Read more...]

The Harsh Reality of Mirror

Hotel Mirror

Sometimes, in the bathrooms of hotels and commercial spaces, you'll notice mirrors with "black edge". This is the result of the edges being exposed to moisture, oils, or chemicals that have corrupted the edge and separated either the layers from the glass, or the layers from one another. It is … [Read more...]

4 NeoCon Trends of 2014

Patricia Urquiola with "Open Nest" for Haworth at NeoCon 2014

We are packing up the Dreamwalls booth this morning and coming home to NC after a wonderful NeoCon Show. This is our 5th year exhibiting, and I think it might have been the most well-attended show thus far. We spoke with so many designers that understood what glass could do generally, and were … [Read more...]