Ilex Studio’s Root-Magnifying Avocado Vase

Observe the beloved plant as it sprouts in both directions

Most vases celebrate everything that sprouts upward (stems, leaves and flowers) but London-based Ilex Studio designs glassware that emphasizes the beauty of what’s below, too. From their debut product, the Acorn Vase, to the elegant new Avocado Vase, the brand encourages appreciation of an entire plant and green growth at home. Both vases act as a visually pleasing incubator, and the plant that stretches from within …

Interview: Reverse-Glass Painter Christopher Martin

With galleries in Aspen, Dallas and New York, an artist who has mastered organic expressionism

From Art Aspen to Scope Miami Beach and Art Southampton, artist Christopher Martin has showcased his large-scale reverse-glass paintings to great reception. The founder of Christopher Martin Gallery—with locations in Aspen, Dallas and New York—he has been exhibiting his work since a Dallas debut back in 1995. The self-taught artist employs gravity to pull layer upon layer of water and paint downward. The resulting visuals balance …

The Third Generation of Google’s Glass Eyewear

Primarily aimed at tech-oriented businesses, the newest iteration of Google’s Glass eyewear—the Glass Enterprise Edition 2—runs on Android, is faster, more powerful and has a longer battery life. Further, developers can create “Glass-friendly” apps that run more seamlessly on the wearable and owners can use a USB-C port to charge more quickly. Most pertinent for those working in warehouses or factories, the Enterprise Edition 2 …