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G3DP 3D Glass Printer

G3DP 3D Glass Printer

While it doesn’t have the precision of other 3D printers, MIT Mediated Matter Group’s and Glass Lab’s molten glass printer is still amazing, producing optically-transparent glass shapes that would be very difficult to make by hand.

How to Cut Glass

How to Cut Glass

We know that you cut panes of glass by scoring them before snapping them apart, but this footage showing how to quickly transform a large pane of glass into several smaller pieces without shattering them is still immensely satisfying.

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Emulsifier

Emulsifier

Mixed media artist Thomas Medicus created this extraordinary sculpture from 160 individual hand-painted glass strips. As you move around the anamorphic object, it transforms into four completely different images. More on Colossal.

Sliced Glass Paintings

Sliced Glass Paintings

Loren Stump makes murrine – glass artwork made by layering different colors of molten glass and then stretching them into a rod. When the rod cools, the intended pattern will be seen in the rod’s cross section.

Manual Coffeemaker Nº1

Manual Coffeemaker Nº1

Designer Craighton Berman’s coffee maker embraces the ritual of slow-poured coffee making. Made from borosilicate glass and bamboo, this elegant sculptural appliance is the embodiment of modern minimalism.

Zombie Head Decanter

Zombie Head Decanter

The perfect way to serve us booze at Walking Dead or Halloween get-togethers, this glass decanter holds over a liter of your favorite spirits. Though you might want to fill it with some blood punch for maximum effect.

How to Cut a Glass Bottle

How to Cut a Glass Bottle

While you could do it with a proper bottle cutter, the Crazy Russian Hacker shows us how to slice a glass bottle in half the only way a crazy Russian hacker knows how – with acetone, a piece of string and a lighter.

The Prince Rupert’s Drop

The Prince Rupert’s Drop

Smarter Every Day talks about the Prince Rupert’s Drop. Made of molten glass that’s been dripped into cold water, its thick end is very durable, but the slightest of cracks on its tail end causes it to explode.

Skull Ice Bucket

Skull Ice Bucket

Keep plenty of drinks chilled with the Brainfreeze Glass Skull Ice Bucket. Its ample cranium hold up to 54 ounces of ice, though we also like the idea of eating raspberry sorbet out of it.

Neon Skull Lights

Neon Skull Lights

Artist Eric Franklin creates incredible, luminous skulls from flameworked glass, filled with neon and mercury gas. We think the next Terminator should look like this. Available from Artworks Gallery.

The Glass Snowboard

The Glass Snowboard

NetworkA sent Signal Snowboards’ founder Dave Lee to an Italian glass factory to watch them build an amazingly gorgeous snowboard from curved, tempered glass. Will it shatter, or will it slide?

ASB Glassfloor

ASB Glassfloor

Inspired by squash courts, the ASB Glassfloor is a multi-functional flooring system made from glass and an aluminum substructure, with LED marking lines that can be selected on a touchscreen.

Gabba Gabba Hey Gorilla

Gabba Gabba Hey Gorilla

Clearly a fan of the The Ramones, artist Ludvig Löfgren’s handblown black glass gorilla measures 12-inches-tall, and will look great keeping watch over your classic vinyl collection.

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Bubble Tank

Bubble Tank

Psalt Design’s blobby handblown glass fish bowl will remind you (and your goldfish) of a Salvador Dali painting, as it appears to be melting over the edge of whatever shelf its placed on.

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Are you a fan of Bottlehood Glassware? Here’s your chance to make your own upcycled glasses or vases from bottles. The Kinkajou by Patrick Lehoux lets you score bottles with little effort.

ShotShell XL

ShotShell XL

The ShotShell XL has three times the capacity of the original ShotShell. It also weighs nearly a pound and is guaranteed not to break, so it’s as handy as a projectile as it is as a shot glass.

Glass Milk Container

Glass Milk Container

Your half-and-half will look way cooler served in Fred & Friends’ clear glass half-pint container. Just don’t use it for long-term storage – milk doesn’t keep as long in the light, especially left open.

Fishscape Fish Bowl

Fishscape Fish Bowl

If he lived here, Nemo would have no reason to leave home, thanks to this hand-blown 2.5 gallon glass fishbowl, designed by aruliden, with its undulating organic terrain to swim around.

Glass Multi-Touch Peripherals

Glass Multi-Touch Peripherals

While touch sensitive keyboards aren’t the most practical of devices, there’s no denying the feast for the eyes of Jason Gidding’s see-through keyboard and mouse, now raising funds on Kickstarter.

Coca-Cola Can Glass

Coca-Cola Can Glass

We want to replace all of our tumblers with these awesome glasses, which look just like a 12oz. can of Coke. Though we strongly advise against crushing one of these with your head.

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Doomed Shot Glass

Doomed Shot Glass

And we’re not talking about a lame single shot here. This manly hand-blown crystal skull shot glass holds 2.5oz. of your your deadliest hooch. This bringer of doom comes from Fred & Friends.

Kiva Ford: Glassblower

Kiva Ford: Glassblower

A profile of Kiva Ford by online arts & crafts market Etsy. Ford is an expert glassblower who crafts both decorative and scientific glassware. Check out his shop and his website for more.

Sigma Tumbler

Sigma Tumbler

Anchor Hocking takes the familiar form of the lowly disposable plastic cup and turns it into a glass tumbler. The Sigma tumbler can carry 18-ounces of fluid. Please don’t crush cup after use.

Bottlehood Glassware

Bottlehood Glassware

Etsy seller Bottlehood upcycles used bottles from various drinks – softdrinks, wine, beer, vodka – cutting off their necks and smoothing the rims to create these neat tumblers.

Pissiger Hund Glass

Pissiger Hund Glass

People will be jealous of your coolness as you class up your Mountain Dew in the morning with this goofy and stylish peeing dog drinking glass, which conveniently provides an excellent refill reminder.

Glassphemy

Glassphemy

A colossal container made from bullet-proof glass, Macro Sea’s Glassphemy installation withstands serious blows as people throw bottles from a raised platform to rethink and revive the act of recycling.

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