A wonderful freelance photographer named Koshtra Tolle (koshtraphoto.com) snatched a rare sunny Seattle opportunity to shoot our store and glassblowers for a piece that will be published in the ever swanky rag: Travel and Leisure. She breezed in two days ago with her kool larger format Mamiya camera, black box, awesomely hand cranked to advance the film. She was double booked in terms of her schedule, so there was an urgency to get our photos 'in the can.' She kept saying however: 'I don't want to leave here. I love this place.' After shooting the sun bathed store... she moved to capture images of our glassblowers. I casually surveyed our hard working blowers: "Does anyone mind photos being taken of them?" One of our glassblowers..."military Mike" doubles as a comic genius...of course, in jest, he refused to be photographed. Koshtra quipped to him without missing a beat: "Why? It might blow your witness protection program?" Funny. We can not wait to see Koshtra's glassybaby images in Travel and Leisure...keep an eye out.
Speaking of traveling...glassybaby are poised to travel. We have just launched a same day delivery program (in the Seattle metropolitan area) called: "Fresh from the Oven." Here is the concept:
- you work hard, very hard
- you love well, very well
- and well...you sometimes do not properly forecast important purchases (think birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day...you name it)
- but that is o.k. because your dialing fingers can now just call glassybaby and we'll have the most sought after gift...delivered to your honey or whomever...that same day
And throw in a box of our signature soy tea lights. I keep meaning to mention this addition to our sales. We now have glassybaby soy tea lights. They come in a charming box designed by local talent/artist Jeffrey Mitchell. Knowing that Jeff had a hand in this product's realization is simply good juju. And Emily Mitchell (no relation to Jeffrey) lovingly hand pours each soy tea light...her kool company is Odessa's Herbals. She is good juju too...and these little soy babes last a whopping 6 hours
More soon. Spring colors are in production. Gorgeous. Until Next Time, Nicola