day 324: glass tile

I love design. I like figuring out how to use a space well without crowding it up with knick knacks and stuff everywhere.  It needs to have straight lines and an open feel, with unused space.  Space that just sits there and says, Look at me. You can breathe over here.

Glass tile is a favorite.  You can get it in various colors and shapes, but it is the transparency that makes it so beautiful.  It is strong and makes a statement.  But that transparency gives it a vulnerability that is so gorgeous.

I fall short in the transparency department.  I have the strong part kind of down.  Kind of.  But I would like to add a bit of transparency to make myself the best I can be.  It's the mix of these things that makes glass tile so alluring.  Good goal.


Kimberly Vanderhorst | July 10, 2010 at 6:50 PM

You can breathe over here. Oh yes. Exactly right.

I love how you take things like this, like glass tile, and make them mean something amazing.

Robin | July 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Nice analogy.

I've always loved those glass squares you had in your kitchen. Substance but space.

Sometimes transparency is something you choose; sometimes it's forced upon you. I think you're getting better at it.

gigi | July 11, 2010 at 6:19 AM

Yeah it is! And these are just beautiful.

Dedee | July 12, 2010 at 7:02 AM

Wow. I'm going to have to go get me a glass tile now, just for reminder!

And I love the squares. That's what I should have on the top of my blog.

Jenny | July 12, 2010 at 8:42 AM

OH, such beauty!

I love glass tile.

Luann | July 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM

I've think you are just the right combo of strength and transparency. I love those qualities in you.