Modern Glass …Floral Friday

The simplicity of clean shapes and elemental colors can provide a mental place for the mind to play. Three glass containers demonstrate what that meant to me this week.

An amber, contemporary vase of thick, flawless glass was exactly that catalyst for the three projects. It is a sculpture, in and of itself.

The challenge was to utilize the container in a timeless manner without overpowering the design. A frugal arrangement of greenery was the answer.

The ruby red vase is designed with practicality in line with its sleek modern shape. The base is heavily weighted in order to help prevent tipping. A sprig of ivy surrounds a couple of tall flowers to accentuate the vase’s shape.

The opaque, primary red canister-shaped vase is exactly what I would have custom ordered from a glass works. The 15 cm (just under 6 inches) height makes it perfect for bold, tropical elements that add complication to the composition.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Steve Jobs. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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