A lot of people like to use bell jars to display objects, but the Bell Jar Light from Suck UK comes with built-in lighting in its base to illuminate whatever you’re showing off inside. It is perfect for all of your geeky action figures and toys.
Heights. I hate them. Get me up on anything higher than a playground slide and I’m not comfortable. So there’s no way in hell I would be sliding down The Skyslide, which is a see-through glass slide fixed onto outside of the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
I like unique Christmas ornaments, especially ones that reflect my geeky side. I also like handcrafted glass, so when I saw these celestial ornaments from, I was very intrigued.
Each of these ornaments comes from Plus Alpha Glass, the studio of artist Tomizu Satoshi, and is a true work of art.
China isn’t exactly known for its safety guidelines and building standards. It’s more known for cutting corners and having few protections in place for people and the environment. I’d be a bit nervous about walking on a bridge that was 590 feet in the air and had a glass bottom no matter where it was.
Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) platform.
Growing up, we always saw this a glass blower at a booth in the mall on the weekends. It was awesome to see the guy make glass bowls and little figures. I always though it look like a lot of fun, but was very complicated to do.
Smart doorbells are all the rage these days, but I’d rather have Droog’s Bottoms Up Doorbell. Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound.
Check out one of the shortest YouTube videos ever made to hear what it sounds like:
You can buy the Bottoms Up Doorbell from Lumens or Amazon for around $290 (USD).
I can remember growing up when The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters; Burger King had this promotion where you could get awesome collectible glasses for fans of the flick. I hated the food, but I wanted all those tumblers about as much as juvenile me ever wanted anything.
These days, Corning is best known for its Gorilla Glass, which protects millions of smartphones and other devices. But the glass and ceramics specialist also knows a thing or two about decorative items. It recently unveiled Fibrance, a light-diffusing glass optical fiber made that’s thin, flexible and discreet.
Accidents are bound to happen when you are trying to eat and drink while playing a game of Super Mario Bros., but at least this pint glass and coaster set will keep your furniture safe from your drink.
Chemists and biologists may be aware that their behaviors are partly governed by empirically measurable substances, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be sweet and sentimental. Unless we’re talking about robot chemists and biologists. Those guys are cold.
Water balloon fights are fun and they are a mandatory part of childhood. Adults love to get in on the action too whenever we get the chance. So if you are looking for some fun lighting that has a bit of nostalgia and a playful attitude, check out these water balloon pendant lights.
The advent of cheap cameras and free online streaming services means teachers can stream or even pre-record their lessons so students can watch them at their own pace and even in advance. But using conventional blackboards or whiteboards means the teacher is often facing away from the camera.
Relax mutants. That is not a real sentinel. You can go back to your schoolwork which Professor X is expecting in the morning. This awesome stained glass creation was made by Zero Wing Labs and it looks amazing.