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Come Join Me in My Obsession With Colored Glass

Sadly, these glass bottles are not for sale. Photo: Merchant

I’m sorry, but the glass bottles pictured above aren’t for sale. I know this because I tried to buy them about two minutes after seeing this very picture pop up on my Instagram feed. They were designed by Sophie Lou Jacobsen for Furnishing Utopia so that users could replace all of their household cleaning products with the more sustainable and environmentally friendly homemade mix of baking soda, vinegar, and water and then store those solutions in these perfect bottles that no one would even mind leaving out for display. In fact, I would buy the bottles just to keep them out on display and then make the homemade cleaning products as an excuse for why I bought them Just imagine: no more Windex hiding under the kitchen sink, way more colored glass all over your countertop. Which is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: How can I get more colored glass, and where are all of the places I can display it around my home?

To me, it feels like the first baby steps from millennial minimalist to full on Margherita Missoni maximalism, which I don’t know if I’m ready for yet. But the idea is that if I get enough colored glass, I’ll eventually end up there. They also make great wedding gifts. There’s a ton of this stuff on eBay, at flea markets, and with vintage collectors (I recommend following @Casa_Shop on Instagram if you’re into that). Mansur Gavriel sells vintage Murano pieces at its stores now. But to keep things easy, I’ve decided to collect some of the best colored glass you can buy right now (or just stare at and covet) without having to scroll for hours on eBay.

Il Buco Vita Honeycomb Tumbler
$34 at Goop

Il Buco Vita imports these tumblers from Tuscany. And you know what’s the only thing better than colored glass? Colored glass with some texture.

Duralex Color Pop Glass — Set of 6
$24 at Urban Outfitters

For a cheaper alternative, Duralex is making glasses in bright pops of color.

Bump Set of Two Short Glasses
$60 at Saks Fifth Avenue

One of the people who really got me into colored glass in the first place was British designer Tom Dixon, so of course I have to include his new Bump glasses, which are just lovely and also on-trend chubby.

Set of 4 Handblown Shot Glasses
$19 at Etsy

I bought shot glasses just like these at a market in Mexico City. This picture isn’t that great, but the little specks of color pop out and add some texture. Everyone who takes shots with me tells me how much they love them.

Anna Karlin Studios Bedside Carafe
Photo courtesy of Coming Soon New York.
Anna Karlin Studios Bedside Carafe
$210 at Garmentory

Anna Karlin is famous for her bedside carafes. The tops come off and are meant to be used as cups.

Host Carafe and Vase
$103 at Wallpaper Store

Another twofer: Pull out the top and this becomes both a carafe and a vase. Or keep it together as a pretty objet.

Ichendorf Tube Glass Pitcher
$28 at Barneys New York

I’m a big fan of Ichendorf, the Italian glassmaker, who gets it just right with color every time. If you’re not ready to go too crazy, dip your toes in the world of colored glass with this very affordable pitcher.

Tequila Sunrise Jug
$62 at Wallpaper Store

And if you are ready to go full crazy, I vote for the Tequila Sunrise jug.

Tom Dixon Bump Teapot
$145 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This teapot is also from Tom Dixon’s aforementioned Bump collection. And how perfect is it?

Yield Design Double Wall Pour Over Coffee Coffee Maker in Amber
$32 at Need Supply Co.

If you’re more of a coffee person, here’s a glass double-walled pour-over filter that would look just great hanging out on the countertop.

Series B by Josef Hoffmann for Lobmeyr
$1,409 at Stillfried Wien

Okay. This doesn’t really have “color,” but I’m including it here because of the pattern. And also because it’s my Holy Grail of decanters.

Hawkins New York Confetti Glassware Serving Bowl in Espresso
$65 at Need Supply Co.

Colorful, but not bright, if you prefer your glass with a confetti pattern.

Vetropieno Rectangular Glass Brick
$30 at Houzz

Wow, I would SO EASILY buy this deep-blue glass brick and use it as a bookend. It’s the perfect shade.

Iittala Kastehelmi Dinnerware Collection in Light Blue
From $19 at Bed Bath & Beyond

I’ve written about these before, but I’m including them again here because I’m a big fan of the Kastehelmi collection from Iittala. Love a little glass dinnerware.

Iittala Kastehelmi Large Jar With Lid in Rain
$50 at Bed Bath & Beyond

I understand that going straight to the dinner set is a lot, so why not start with this useful catchall? It even comes with a lid.

Iittala Kastehelmi Footed Bowl
From $35 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Or just get one or two of these footed bowls and fill them with cherries.

Iittala Alvar Aalto Vase Rain
$195 at Need Supply Co.

Looking at this curvy vase in this dusky blue is my equivalent of going to the beach.

Iittala Aalto Vase
$175 at Bloomingdale’s

And this mossy green is a hike through the forest.

ZigZag Verreum
$275 at Yoox

This ZigZag vase is, I think, the closest I’ll get to the spray bottle pictured all the way up top.

Hay Colour Vase
$89 at Amara

Can’t go wrong with this Hay classic, which we’ve also written about before, in our spring vase roundup.

Bump Tall Vase
$175 at Tom Dixon

And now, the Tom Dixon vase that started it all. I push one on anyone who’ll ask. I own it and I love it.

Hoffmann Bell-Shaped Vase
From $175 at Neue Galerie Shop

Lastly, another Holy Grail of mine: Josef Hoffmann’s bell-shaped vase. I love that almost neon emerald. Can’t find colors like these from many other places.

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Come Join Me in My Obsession With Colored Glass