Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware

A handblown pint glass with the real 3D data of Mt Hood molded into the base

Straddling both premium hand-crafted value and advanced technological innovation, the Oregon Pint Glass from North Drinkware offers a drinking vessel worthy of all those tasty Pacific Northwest craft beers. Launching on Kickstarter today, this handblown glass features a base modeled after Mt Hood. Only, this is no artist rendition—it’s formed on the actual 3D data of the famed mountain. It’s striking, beautiful and the product …

Blown

Samuel Wilkinson uses traditional glass-blowing techniques and 3D CAD software for his new lamp

The newest creation from Samuel Wilkinson is Blown, a lamp for the Copenhagen-based design company &tradition. Aiming to explore the reflective and refractive properties of glass, Wilkinson drew his inspiration for Blown from older pieces. “I’ve looked at antique ceramics, old glass pieces, lenses from very old lamps, lighthouses—even a mirrored bottle—just to see the way the light reacts,” Wilkinson explains. The lamp’s unique diamond …

Five Hanging Lights

Slip cast, blown glass, corroded bronze and hand-turned wood lighting up Milan Design Week 2013

Innovations in LEDs, compounded with many designers’ renewed interest in age-old illumination techniques, have brought new life to contemporary lighting design. To celebrate creativity in this enduring design sector, the following are five notable hanging lights in a variety of mediums spotted throughout the 2013 Milan Design Week. Lola Lely On view at Ventura Lambrate in an exhibition put on by the London-based collective WORKs: …