- READER REVIEWS
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This venue is closed.
While battling lung cancer in the late nineties, Lee Rhodes was given a small, glass-blown votive, which she says brought a sense of calm and happiness. In 2001, she learned how to blow glass and began manufacturing her own colored-glass candle holders, founding Glassybaby. After opening three stand-alone stores in Washington, the Seattle resident unveiled her first New York store in fall 2009. The Glassybaby votives are available in close to 200 hues, glowing against a simple backdrop of white built-in shelves and exposed brick walls. The pieces come in two different sizes and can also be used as a decorative cup or vase; since the glass is blown by hand, each vessel is one-of-a-kind. A flat-screen TV in the back of the shop displays the creative process, showcasing a recording of the artisans at work in Seattle.Extra
A portion of the proceeds from designated Glassybaby colors go to a select charity benefiting cancer research each year.