Jeff Zimmerman: Of Clouds And Milk Drops

A master glassmaker, Jeff Zimmerman (featured in the Cool Hunting Gift Guide 2006) has attracted increasing attention over the past few years. Opening today, 24 Jan, at R20th Century Gallery will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the US. On display will be a survey of more than two dozen new works, ranging from mysteriously biomorphic and colorful sculptures and tabletop-scaled abstract vessels, to …

Beaker Juice Glass

The new Beaker Juice Glass from cb2 is another great example of reworking the classic design of disposable everyday items by using high-quality materials. Made from heat-tempered chem lab beaker glass, the "Pixie cups" are hand-blown, transforming the humble paper cup into an attractive conversation piece. A less expensive alternative to the Ceramic Party cups we featured in our 2006 Gift Guide, at $2 a …

Defyra Glasses

Mixing a clean, Scandinavian aesthetic with warm jewel tones and inventive design, glassware by the Stockholm-based design quartet Defyra lends casual elegance to any dinner table. Swaths of bright greens, deep burgundies and pale lavenders on glass and porcelain evoke the sensual pleasures of eating, as do stemless goblets with angled rims in the same palette. Contact the designers directly at defyra [at] defyra [dot] …