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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Charming Country Console Table

Who: Bellacor

What: Ponderosa Console Table

Where: Bellacor via StylePath

How Much: Under $1500

Why We Dig It: This rustic country console table gives a feel of nature perfect for any country décor or rustic style. With its glass top supported by branches, leaves and pine cones in a charming pine bark finish it will make the perfect addition to any home.

Why You Need It: This country console table will look terrific in your rustic or country entry or as a sofa table in the living room. The charm and natural appearance of the Ponderosa table will be a beautiful focal point in any of your rooms.

Ponderosa Console Table

Ponderosa Country Console Table

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nova's Twisted Sister Glass Console Table


Who: Nova and Jon Gilmore Designs

What: The Twisted Sister Glass Top Console Table

Where: Modern Furniture via StylePath

How Much: Incredibly priced at $729.99

Twisted Sister Glass Top Console TableWhy We Dig It:  We really like shiny objects and this metal glass console table with its aluminum silver-plated base of curvy intertwined shapes is so shiny it twinkles. Nova Lighting has been making innovative lighting designs since 1923, to bring a modern edge and their classic approach to furnishings they brought on designer Jon Gilmore to bring his amazing design talents to the drawing table. The result? The mother of all glass console tables—The Twisted Sister.

Why You Need It: This beautiful glass console table is a transitional style that would work just as well with a modern décor as it would with a more traditional look in just the right place. Can you imagine this artistic piece making a dramatic impact in your entry?  Or maybe you have a room where you need to add a little height to balance out your other petite furnishings.

What room do you need to add a little drama to?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bowl Me Over

Forty year-old, Czech-born Pavel Hanousek has a thing for hot stuff—hot molten glass that is. When he gets in the mood to play with fire and sand the result is an eclectic array of original art glass like the Twin Time Bowl below. This hand-blown decorative glass bowl is a swirl of color in amber, purple and red.

Handblown glass
 vase

His art glass studio, Fusion Z, located in Healdsburg, California, fuses American and European design with the European glass-blowing techniques of master craftsmen. Chip Scarborough, Tony Evans, Jiri Pacinek and Igor Muller join Hanousek to make up the Fusion Z family.

The rest of the collection includes vases, bowls, perfume bottles, sculptures and other random, but beautiful, glass objects. All pieces are signed by their respective designers, numbered and available in limited editions only. So get’ em while you can.

The Europeans must have a corner on the glass-blowing bowl market. Nuvo Designs brings you this lovely Murano glass bowl which is created and signed by a European glass artist. No bowl or glass vase is the same and have unique form and color combinations.

Murano handblown glass bowl

Random Fact: Glassblowing is a technique used to inflate molten glass into a bubble aided by blowpipe or blow tube. This technique was discovered by the Phoenicians around 50 BC. The earliest artifacts of glassblowing were found in Jerusalem and date from as early as 4 BC. Now that’s old!
 

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