Just some really gorgeous psychedelic glass art

Shut up and take my money, @sableglass. Read the rest

How to make your own camera lens from sand and rocks

Andy George made his own camera lens with borax, river sand, and soda ash. From PetaPixel:

“It has been one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever done,” George says after completing his lens. “Every single step in the project has been a huge pain.”

Making clear glass took over a dozen tries, annealing the glass pucks took at least four attempts, and grinding the lenses themselves took at least 30 hours of continuous grinding.

Sure, the lens is cloudy and, er, imperfect, but HE MADE HIS OWN DAMN CAMERA LENS FROM SCRATCH!

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Glass screen protector for our Nintendo Switch

Glass screen protectors have saved me $100s of dollars in repairs. I use them on our cellphones, tablets and now on the Nintendo Switch my daughter and I share. Read the rest

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is looking pretty good in this new trailer

It's taken M. Night Shyamalan close to two decades and three films to fully realize his vision of a world full of super-powered heroes and villains, but here we are! Eighteen years after Unbreakable popped and close to two after Split was released, Glass is here. Well, almost. It'll be hitting theaters on January 19th.

I know that M. Night Shyamalan's plopped out a few turds over the years, but I have faith in his vision as a filmmaker and as a writer. Fingers crossed that Glass is just as good as it looks. Read the rest

Artisan creates beautiful, delicately colored glass sculptures

Slovenian artist Kaja Upelj moved to London for school, where she has been creating interesting experimental glass works with unusual colorations and deliberate occlusions. Read the rest

Watch glassblowers hand-craft an enormous glassblowing rabbit

Robin and Julia Rogers team up in this video to make a giant blown glass rabbit that barely fits in the kiln. Read the rest

Watch how to etch glass with vinyl stencils and sand

Plotters with precision cutters certainly make glass etching easier that making stencils by hand, but it's still very labor intensive. Read the rest

Learn how to break a glass with your voice

Mike Boyd of Learn Quick shows how to tune your voice to the resonant frequency of a glass and break said glass using only the unamplified human voice. Read the rest

Art exhibit includes massive glass brick sculpture of a wave

For the Géométries Amoureuses exhibit, sculptor Jean-Michel Othoniel created this enormous wave from green-hued glass bricks. Read the rest

Daniela Forti's stunning glass jellyfish table centerpieces

Italian sculptor Daniela Forti makes gorgeous jellyfish table centerpieces from colored glass. Here's a photo of how she creates the dramatic pieces, drawing out individual globs of glass into long tendrils: Read the rest

Candy-like glassware looks good enough to eat

Russian designer Liliya Gorbach makes delightful and brightly-colored glass boxes, plates, and wall art that could brighten up any room. Read the rest

Watch these glassblowing experts make enormous glass cocoons

It's fascinating to watch the trial and error as artisans led by Anna Miasowsky try to blow enormous cocoon-shaped sculptures large enough to fit a person inside. Read the rest

Artist ships glass boxes inside FedEx boxes

Walead Beshty created laminated glass boxes the fit exactly inside standard FedEx boxes, then shipped them to varying destinations. The resulting damage and the original box are then paired and displayed, like FedEx® Large Box, LA to NYC, 2007. Read the rest

Watch a master glassblower make an intricate dragon

In under an hour, glass artist James Mongrain transforms blobs of molten glass into a stunning green dragon. The choreographed teamwork, the variety of tools, and the interesting narration make this a real treat. Read the rest

How to make Fire Tornados the "easy" way

"Hopefully plugging something into a GFCI outlet will save me if something goes wrong." Read the rest

So much for transparent aluminum

I added a line of dialog to Star Trek: First Contact.

PREVIOUSLY: Yeah, Obi-Wan Remembers the Truth Alright Read the rest

Oscar-winning Dutch short film on 1950s glassblowers

Blending cool jazz and hot glass earned filmmaker Bert Haanstra the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. It set the bar for short documentaries that work internationally. Read the rest

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