Wednesday, May 16, 2007

rare and wonderful glassware

I was very excited to post about this stunning mouth-blown and hand-etched glassware from Japan:


Image courtesy of Rare Device

I still am, but had to append the rare onto the title for now I realize that, at least this particular piece, is sold out. Also, perhaps it has to do with the fact that the Brooklyn shop Rare Device sells these gorgeous pieces. The shop offers, in its own words "simply good stuff for you and your home." Judging from its beautiful, well-edited selection of gifts and home products, I agree!

How is it possible for me to love Brooklyn so much now - and to not even (me! the new yorker!) have been there really ever? We never went when I was growing up in NYC or even in the time I lived there a few years ago after school and now it seems like it is just exploding with independent shops and design creators of all stripes. Perhaps it is due to the wonderful, wonderful design*sponge? By the way, design*sponge will be posting an SF guide soon - I cannot wait!

design*sponge already has a Brooklyn design guide which I hope to explore a bit with my two (now three actually -as i write this, one is defecting from sf) great friends living in Brooklyn. You lucky girls you.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

oh pretty! have you seen the etched glassware by roost?
http://www.clickdesignthatfits.com/detail/detail.php?c=tabletop&i=kROO_TG404

I actually have 6 of those ones, and they are a pleasure to drink from.

can't wait to hear about your Brooklyn adventures when you go!