Monday, February 18, 2013

#psmw palm springs modernism week: margaret joplin glass lights for landscape

I am blogging to you live from Palm Springs Modernism Week, Feb.14-24, 2013, a marvelous and fabulous celebration of all things mid-century modern in Palm Springs, California. My mom and I arrived here on Sunday, February 18. It has been non-stop mid-century. Dawn to dusk.

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

I am loving all the mid-century modern houses and will share them shortly, but I had to post these humongous glass beads for the garden.

Nothing speaks more to my heart than green glass and the garden. I met Margaret Joplin at the Expo Tent which featured all kinds of wonderful modern design surfaces, furniture and ideas.

Margaret Joplin, a formally trained landscape architect, is making giant glass beads that she is using a couple of ways. First, as a screen or rain chain.

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week


Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week


She is also creating entrancing garden lights out of the glass beads and copper tubing.

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

Love. The beads are created using the lost wax process so called because the mold burns away in the process. Margaret makes molds out of various found objects including gears, which creates an industrial look. These lights are sculptural and kind of dreamy in any modern landscaped garden. I can see them here, easily.

Margaret's glass creations price out at around $200 to $300 a bead, and about $700 for the copper light. They are truly one-of-a-kind works of art.

Margaret Joplin Glass Bead Creations #PSMW Palm Springs Modernism Week

Contact her about a custom creation for your home or garden. I just might.


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6 comments:

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