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Photography

Glass Beach

August 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

File this under I had no idea this existed. During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. The beach is now an unofficial tourist attraction and the California State Park System has gone so far as purchasing the property and incorporating it into surrounding MacKerricher State Park. (images courtesy digggs, matthew high, meganpru, lee rentz and linked to sources. via kuriositas)

 

 



Art

Graham Caldwell

April 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based artist Graham Caldwell uses blown glass, steel, epoxy, mirrors, and other materials to create these otherworldly sculptures. See much more at G Fine Art, and Martos Gallery. (via booooooom)

 

 



Animation Photography

Bottles

April 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love little quirky videos like this. A new stop motion piece by toosh. (via vimeo)

 

 



Design

ECO Blown Recycled Bottle Shot Glasses

December 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Supremely awesome shot glasses made from recycled bottle glass by Austin artists Dean & Carrie Wolf.

 

 



Art Design

James Modern Terrariums

December 7, 2010

Christopher Jobson

James Modern designs one-of-a-kind miniature landscapes. His process begins by working with a glass blowing artist to create unique biomporphic terrariums and then proceeds to plant and substrate selection followed by several months of nurturing the delicate environment. Finally, the terrarium is delivered to the client with detailed instructions on how to care for the miniature world within. James has written a rather detailed how-to over on Design Milk today if you’re interested. I find the patience, investment in time, and meticulous attention to detail in projects like this totally thrilling. From his site:

I hope to provide the truest representation of nature using the Taoist principles of proportion and scale… taking into consideration the shape, texture and size of plants against the earth and the sky… staying true to elements that one would find in nature. These miniature landscapes are enhanced within complementary containers. More like miniature landscape design, I hope you enjoy these self-contained environments. Each represents a place you have seen or somewhere you have yet to visit… the floor of a forest in the northwest, a Zen garden in Japan, a South American tropical forest, or a wetland bog.

You can also learn more about his process, and see more of his work on his blog.

 

 



Design

Blown Glass Cumulus Ornaments by Mendel Heit

November 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A pretty swanky mouth-blown glass ornament (“ball”) from artist Mendel Heit out of Berlin. From the artist’s web site:

This particular christmas ball is an invite to go back to your to childhood memories, your first video game, activate your deepest imagination, maybe like the ones that come during an afternoon when you’re lying in the grass and spotting for the funniest clouds you can find. Cumulus is the easiest way to bring back your own little cloud at home.

Available at locations listed at the bottom of his web site. Unfortunately nowhere online I can find. (via yanko)

 

 



Design

Glass Birds by Matti Klenell

November 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Little glass containers inspired by magpies designed for Iittalia by Matti Klenell.