Customer Submission: Susi Qube Game Table (Photos by Samantha Swann)
Our friends at Snow Woodworks have graced us with pictures of their one-of-a-kind Susi Qube Game Table, utilizing glass from Dulles Glass and Mirror. Warren Snow, the creator of this piece, was nice enough to share his creative design, which has since been showcased at the 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show:
I have completed the table that uses the glass you provided, and it’s now on my website.
I credited Dulles Glass & Mirror for the glass work and included a link to your website.Thanks again for the excellent glass work.
Glass Unboxing Video Recorded Through Google Glass
A common hobby amongst many early adopters and gadget enthusiasts, are to create “unboxing videos,” showing off their latest hardware. This type of video is only interesting for groundbreaking technology, such as Google Glass.
In this video, the user is actually wearing the Google Glass and recording WITH the glasses; which is a new twist on a common phenomenon in youtube unboxing videos. In one sense, it’s a great way to show off the video recording capabilities of the Google Glass, on the other hand, it’s a shame we don’t get to actually see the Google Glasses in the video!
Recently, our glass expert Emre was interviewed by RealSelf.com regarding picking the best mirror that gives the most accurate reflection. Real Self is a self-image website, so they are often discussing body image.
Here’s a snippet:
I reached out to a mirror design expert Emre Tunc from Dulles Glass and Mirror to see how I could pick a full length mirror that I could rely on to give me an accurate perception of my body.
Mirrors that make you look fatter
Mirrors with a convex (belly) surface running horizontally or vertically will stretch your reflection [making you look heavier].
Mirrors that make you look skinnier
Mirrors with a concave (bow) surface running horizontally or vertically will shrink your reflection [making you look like a Victoria's Secret model].
Mirrors that reflect your true appearance
If the mirror is flat, you will get a true reflection. It has nothing to do with the actual measurements of the mirror. But even a minimal amount of either convex or concave will distort a reflection.
hat tip – Thanks to our friends at Real Self for the press spotlight.
Customer Submission – Peggy From Ohio (Glassless Mirror Closet)
Take it away, Peggy:
Glassless Mirrors: Very please with product!
Review: [...] It arrived in perfect condition and I installed it. I love how it finished the project I was working on. [see attached pictures]. I would highly recommend your company to my friends for projects such as mine. In fact, if you’re on Angie’s List, I’ll leave a glowing review. [...] Thanks for a terrific product and even better service. If you want to view the project I was working on, check our my Facebook page. I posted a picture over the weekend of the finished closet project. It looks terrific.
Thank you Peggy! Just a tip for customers out there, when using acrylic glassless mirrors, do not opt for mirror mastic from your local Home Depot. Some kinds of mirror mastic can damage the backing of mirrors, so it’s always recommended to get the top-of-the-line mirror mastic to be safe.
Tilda Swinton Sleeping In Glass Box Installation At Museum Exhibit (SKYnews)
Yes, it’s true, the Oscar-winning ‘Michael Clayton’ actress, Tilda Swinton has been sleeping in a glass box at the New York City, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), in an exhibit called “The Maybe.” Meaning, this may be art, and this may not be. Tilda did her first snoozing performance at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995 — also in a glass box.
But one thing is unquestionable — Glass is art, with or without the sleeping celebrity. Glass is commonly used in art exhibits and museums, to not only showcase, but to protect precious items. You can find all of your replacement glass needs on our replacement glass page, to create your own glass box, aquarium, or other glass installation.
New in Glass Technology: A “Sapphire” Glass for Smartphones That’s Resistant to Scratches and Impacts
GT Advanced Technologies thinks that sapphire glass could prolong the life of cell phones and other devices and protect them from rough treatment.
It seems like every month, we hear about the latest and greatest in Gorilla Glass from Corning. Now, there is talk of a new Sapphire glass, which is created from corundum (the second toughest mineral next to diamond). The popular debate remains, what’s in it for Apple to create an indestructible phone? Those broken glass screens mean big dollars. Nevertheless, as the smartphone race heats up between Apple and Samsung, any and every edge above the other, is one that becomes a keen possibility.