Studio Visit: Sticky Glass

Behind the scenes with the playful glassware brand exploring how the material is inherently queer

The Sticky Glass world, brimming with bulbous and colorful glassware, is funky and fun. Helmed by Grace Whiteside, the trans- and queer-led design company applies fascinating shapes and contrasting hues to drinkware, pipes and bongs, decor, flytraps and, soon, a lighting collection that’s debuting in April. But there’s more than whimsy behind these jolly forms; there’s multi-functionality, emotion, acceptance, identity and thoughtfulness. At the heart …

For The “Setting The Table” Collection, Sophie Lou Jacobsen Expands Her Whimsy to Metalware

An ethos to spark joy informs the designer's evolving visual language

French American industrial designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen makes people feel good. It’s why her collection of whimsically curved and bright glassware (like the Ripple Cup and Piano Cocktail Glasses) feels ubiquitous in all the buzzy home goods stores. The designer—who studied at Central Saint Martins before working at Ladies and Gentlemen Studio—wasn’t expecting the almost immediate success she found when launching her eponymous brand in …

Shrimp Cocktail Coupe

With a pink stem and a prawn dangling off the side of the rim, this borosilicate glass Shrimp Cocktail Coupe from Maison Balzac is chic and playful. The stylish serveware, which also comes in a larger platter size that features a second dangling shrimp, can hold any type of shellfish, dip or even dessert.