Sonoma

Sonoma

I recently spent a lovely long weekend in Sonoma County, California. I was there for a wedding at Grace Ranch (I am designing a chandelier for th...

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Golden Mean or Ratio

Golden Mean or Ratio

Can a designer ever stop designing?   While at Sandy Hook beach on the Jersey shore I was abruptly brought back to the reality of my design pas...

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CHOCOLATIER

CHOCOLATIER

Could someone please explain to me how Paris is filled with such amazing chocolate shops, bakeries, cheese shops and cafes and still the French a...

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Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012

How could you not be inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection?  The richness and elegance was beyond compare this season.  Look to ...

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Summer Dalhia

Here is my new Thomas Fuchs Creative Ombre glass used as a vase for my late summer Dalhia.   They would also be beautiful votives with the dark lo...

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Bright Idea

StartFragment Here is a new fun Light Bulb to add some fun and glamour to your lamp or chandelier. Swedish graphic designer Eric Therner has creat...

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Making a Murano glass leaf

I just returned from visiting my glass factories in Italy and I thought I would shed a little light on part of the hand made, mouth blown, magical...

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Water

These images are from an amazingly visual blog I recently discovered called Moniquetdany.  I have to brush up on my French to get the entire story...

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Distraction

In regards to doing business in Italy for Otium, in theory, this is my slow time since the glass factories on the island of Murano are closed for ...

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Fear of design Commitment

Fear of design Commitment

On a recent downtown trip to SOHO to explore some of my favorite shopping treasures of NYC like Ted Muehling, Moss, de Vera, Etc. I started to noti...

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TFC NEW PLACEMATS

Here are a few of our newest additions to the Thomas Fuchs Creative collection and an entirely new departure from 3D objects.  It has been an amaz...

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