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City View: Chicago's Contemporary Design Will Blow You Away
Take a whirl through the Windy City's interiors and you might be surprised — they're not all in the conservative camp
The Unicorn in the Bathtub — and Other Mind-Blowing Sights
Blow Past the Heat With an Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Drop some degrees on your porch or patio while boosting its style, with an energy-efficient ceiling fan
"supposed to blow on people, or move air on/off the porch? For people who want more subtle... scheme. A glass cluster is another element available for a ceiling fan. The cluster generally... fans with glass clusters. Uplights are a new feature in fan lighting; they create a pool..."
Glass Art: How to Place and Light It
"illuminating glass art around your home... always been glass. Glass art has always been a passion of mine — I love the colors, depth... nature of glass, there are some special considerations to make in placement and lighting... display your glass art. Here are some helpful tips.... and the glass table extending from it. Now that's art! Pepe, Your red art glass wall... mounting glass art. It would be worth shipping your glass to a professional rather than..."
Witness a Fantastic Chihuly Glass Sculpture Installation
Ever wonder what goes into a design that includes a major — and highly breakable — artwork? Here's your chance to find out
"works of glass art from the very small to the huge. His work is in museums, botanical... loved glass art. We took a glass blowing class a few years ago and were at once... how the glass is blown and installed. Two of my favorites are 'River of Glass' and... in art glass, and although most of the glass is antique, every few years a Chihuly... create a glass piece. There is a beautiful Chihuly Glass Sculpture hanging in the lobby..."
Flying Colors: Stained Glass Through the Ages to Today
Ancient palaces sported it. Monks were distracted by it. But today's stained glass designs may be more glorious than ever
"stained glass designs may be more glorious than ever... ained glass, whether actually stained or enameled or painted, can do more than decorate... stained glass may be inspired by the styles of the past and reimagined for today.... Stained glass adds so much to a room! This is art glass I made. The glass I picked... stained glass. I have never been a big fan of stained glass windows until I did a show... colored glass (not stained glass) that were regular-sized windows and side panels of..."
Wall Candy: Dish Up Colorful Glass Art Plates
These gorgeous handblown plates may look good enough to eat, but they're better off admired on the walls
"spots for glass art happens to be your home's walls. And handblown glass plates are seeing... Glass art is by nature exciting, and it often seems to take on a life of its own... vibe. Glass also naturally pops in any color, thanks to its reflective properties... art glass at HangYourGlass.com. Thanks so much, that is invaluable information! oooOOOooo... exact same glass blowing technique that Chilhuly (or actually his employees) use, though..."
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
"large glass patio door hasn't been around for very long. It took modern manufacturing... folding glass doors, and hopefully will get to recycle the glass panes. But now I want... (clear glass, tinted glass, Low E with 1, 2, 3 or 4 coats) and the framing materials... - The glass for a door is typically tempered. This means that any glass cuts have... just add glass. I would contact a local millwork shop or glass company and ask if it's..."
Kitchen Counters: Sturdy, Striking Recycled Glass With Cement
Ecofriendly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters
"recycled glass with cement might be right for you. Read on to learn more about this... line of glass countertops did very poorly in Consumer Reports testing. Love the look... of the glass could come loose? Isn't this terrazzo? Love the look of them all but... The glass sparkles at night when the under cabinet lighting is on...love it.... It just blows my mind that these weaknesses are considered acceptable for surface materials..."
Conservatories of Longwood Gardens Inspire Awe
Take a virtual tour of the magnificent greenhouses and surrounding areas of this stunning Pennsylvania masterpiece garden
Spend Less Without Being a Grinch: 8 Holiday Ideas
"es to blow the budget. But when you set and stick with a budget you feel comfortable... large glass containers with red and green apples or pears. A low-cost package of... painting, glass, (I'm a textile artist so I weave my own) that will become a gift for... find a glass to fit into one or both skates; cut branches and boughs from the yard... filled glass. Depending on how I'm decorating that year, I will add colored ribbon..."
Houzz Tour: Minimalism Suits an Arizona Ranch House
Leaving only what wouldn't blow off in a hurricane, an architect designs a modern take on Southwest style
"wouldn't blow off in a hurricane, an architect designs a modern take on Southwest style... "would blow off in a hurricane" ... in Phoenix? Sorry to see the Saguaro cacti go... frosted glass partition wall. Cool idea. I love Saguaros as well and thought there... frosted glass panel in the bathroom. Also would've been cool to keep one of those... imagine them blowing around too much. Hoovermcteagle, the house was stripped clean by the..."
31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild
Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head
"that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head... lunch , a glass of grape, and forget the decorating!!! OMG. I love this. Keep them coming... stained glass doors leading to the patio. The room was over 20 get long with a cathedral... recommending a glass floor in his living room that opens with the push of a button so the..."
Light-Happy Changes Upgrade a Small Bathroom
Glass block windows, Starphire glass shower panes and bright white and blue tile make for a bright new bathroom design
"Glass block windows, Starphire glass shower panes and bright white and blue tile... Starphire Glass, which is clearer than conventional glass: http://www.ppg.com/corpor... outside. The glass block company also makes windows that have operable windows: http://www... and a glass of wine. But that's just me. thank you for your answer Bill! It does... this "glass block window haunts an otherwise cute bathroom". Didn't know people still..."
Opening Acts: Folding, Sliding and Pivoting Doors
"space with glass doors that open dramatically to the breezes and the views... afford huge glass systems, you are stuck with about a 4' maximum pane of glass surrounded... pane of glass ! I love all these large openings, but I can't help thinking about insects... of dust blowing about which, without fail, finds it's way to the moving parts rendering... the wind blows. As in the comment above, (and adding venomous snakes, scorpions and..."