gifts for guys.

May 29, 2009

windycityglass

It’s that “gifts for dads & grads” time of year, and I tend to ignore indie finds for guys. And, what makes these glasses only for the boys? Not a thing! Anyhow, These repurposed bottles are from local Chicagoan, Windy City Glassblower. I learned about them from the wonderful blog Down and Out Chic a little while ago. Many bottles-turned-glasses out there have been just cut and sanded, but Nicholas Paul uses a mighty amount of heat and fire to form his bottles. Scary-cool! I love the buddha glasses!

ps. He posts a link to Chicago Hot Glass on his site…and I really really want to take a beginning glassblowing class…

Comments

katelyn said on May 29, 2009

I’ve seen this type of product on etsy before and loved them! They’re such a great way to get an original look and to be green (: I never thought of them for a Fathers Day gift or something, but it’s an excellent idea!

Thanks for the “welcome back” note!

la marquise des anges said on May 31, 2009

great idea and cool design too !!! nice finds. as usual :) :)

g. said on June 1, 2009

These are great!

Down and Out Chic said on June 2, 2009

thanks for the mention and i didn’t even think about these for my dad, but they’d be perfect! you’re just full of great ideas!

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