Monday, March 24, 2008

gorgeous glass, eco-friendly

twigsandheatheri own a couple gorgeous jewelry pieces from twigs and heather. i've collected beach glass all my life, thanks to all the late night drinking that goes on at vancouver's beaches. i remember being in hawaii and asking which beaches have the best beach glass, and no one knew what i was talking about. i guess they have tighter regulations on drinking in public there, although i did find one beach that had what i can only imagine to be surf board fragments.

good friday and easter monday don't really exist in the US, so there was no four day weekend for me. this also meant a very slow saturday and sunday at work - so slow that i got through about 10 magazines - bridal, garden, and home decor. so here are a few things i came across that piqued my love for sea glass.
Oceana Seaglass Dinnerware from vivaterra. "These translucent, triangle-shaped plates bring visual panache to your table. Oceana's beautiful colors evoke the exposed treasures of a beach at low tide. The unique matte finish of these recycled glass dishes leaves no fingerprints." at a pretty decent $98 for four triangular plates, i think i need to figure out how to put together one of those online registries that pull from a mish-mash of places...

icestonei love the look and the concept of this countertop, right, by ice stone. it reminds me of 1950's formica "crushed ice" dinettes, like mine, above, which absolutely does not go with the look of our house. "IceStone® durable surface material is made from recycled glass and concrete. Our goal is to be the top choice for green countertops by producing beautiful materials that rival the strength of quarried stone, yet actively reduce the waste stream by redirecting glass from landfills to be used in our product."

i also came across star dust glass tile, a husband and wife team based out of where else but portland, oregon. their handmade tiles incorporate 87-100% recycled glass.


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