BOTTLES

My fantastic brother bought me this set of repurposed wine bottle lanterns, which I hung along the curtain rod in my living room. They look so magical.


{source: BoMoLuTra, on Etsy}

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THE TUB

When I lived in Providence, I had a friend with a claw foot tub. It made me so jealous. I imagined laying in that tub all day, drinking tea and reading French literature, lighting candles when it got dark (in my fantasy, the water never got cold).


{source: Remodelista}


{source: designskool}

A COLD ONE

In college I learned to work with glass, and nearly sliced my fingers off at least once a week. Some of the sculptures I made have my blood suspended between the shards. I like to think that this means I will be cloned a thousand years from now.

Meanwhile, I’m in love with the idea of reclaimed bottles. Sam Rodia, the creator of Watts Towers in Los Angeles, used found bottles – along with ceramic tiles, scrap metal, and seashells – to construct his masterpiece. Glass seems to undergo a kind of state change when it’s original purpose has passed, as it moves from mass-produced packaging to creative material. In the case of the candle holders, the transition is from beer to garbage to upcycled home product. Genius.


{source: BsaB Candles}


{source: L.A. in L.A.}