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}



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.}