Tracy Glover Studio | New Introductions

blackburn-release-v4_5Top row, Blackburn Semi-Flushmount with globe-shaped glass in Calamari pattern. L-R, shown in Olive/Latte colorway with Oil-rubbed Bronze finish; White/Opaline colorway with Brushed Nickel finish; and Grey/Cloud colorway with Brushed Nickel finish. Bottom row, Blackburn Pendant with globe-shaped glass in Primavera pattern, L-R, shown in 10 inch diameter (Steel Blue) and 6.5 inch diameter (Grey). (PHOTOGRAPHY IRA GARBER)

Designer/glassblower Tracy Glover introduces Blackburn Ceiling Lights in pendant and semi-flushmount configurations. The two new designs feature Tracy’s handblown glass diffusers in a myriad of customizable shapes, sizes, colors and patterns, so each piece is truly site-specific.
Suspended from a round canopy offered in choice of five metal finishes, the pendant may be made in any of five shapes (Globe, Barrel, Canister, Enoki or Fishbowl) and a range of sizes. A variation on the canopy is available with multiple ports to transform the single pendant design into a multi-light design.
Patterns include a bubbled effect made with the Italian technique Primavera (shown in a solid color), the two-tone Ombre Primavera, Striped, Lace, Twist, Calamari, Licorice Stick and Ostrich. Clients may choose among 16 translucent solids and 29 colorways. (Pattern and color availability based on size specified.)
Glass diffuser available in Globe or Fishbowl shape. Five-inch round canopy offered in choice of five metal finishes. Eight patterns in 16 solid colors and 29 colorways; shown is Tracy’s new Calamari motif.
The brand new Calamari pattern is rooted in sketches Tracy made of seed pods she found on a hike, which led to a series of vegetable drawings, including onions and corn cobs. She was considering how to interpret the drawings as glass vessels. Murrini, a traditional Roman glassblowing process, fuses bundles of colored glass canes, then slices through them. The effect is similar to a cross section of the corn cob. She loves Calamari’s capricious nature; no two are alike.

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Japanese Textile Inspirations



Working as an independent sales representative for smaller companies like Sina Pearson Textiles has its unique benefits. Sina Pearson and her husband, Art Simmons, travel for inspiration and other business related activities. They recently spent 13 days traveling throughout Japan. Sina shared their experiences by sending us amazing journal entries and photographs. (She gave me permission to use her photos in this blog.) As an interior designer and naturally creative person the pictures logged by Sina create a visual kaleidoscope of what textile designs may be to come in her line. Interestingly the textures, lines, and color in these cultural photos are seen differently by all that view them. I am anxious to see what the famous textile designer finds in these photos! The architecture and designs in the Japanese culture are pleasing to me. I see the architecture as textured vertical and horizontal lines with the organic landscape as its decoration…

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Christopher Garrens


Christopher Garrens is responsible for one of my favorite cakes of all time (seriously, how great is this cake?):


Whimsical and beautiful…

Classy (I’m a big fan of this color scheme)…

Art Deco…

…and edible gear heaven for the steampunkers!

Christopher Garrens

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

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Textile Arts Center + Study NY

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Celebrate with TAC, Lomography + Study NY this Thursday!

The TAC Shop is thrilled to announce the first of many wonderful designer collaborations!  Each month we’ll be offering an exclusive product made by one of our favorite brands.  The piece will coincide with an event, window display, and workshops showcasing the methods used to create the series.

Study NY kicks off the launch of the shop with a collection of to-die-for knitted bracelets in 4 colorways.  We all adore Study and this collection is everything we’ve dreamed of.  Tara will also be installing a knitted window display that will grace our shop all month.

Come snatch one of these bracelets and toast the new shop.  We’re partnering with Lomography and Brooklyn Brewery for the night, so expect an amazing film photobooth and delicious cool beer!

This Thursday, 7-10pm.

26 W 8th Street, Manhattan