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October 31, 2007

Landscaping Glass

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http://www.homestead.com/prosites-closetheloop/recycled_glass.html

http://www.thegardenofglass.com/store_list.asp?categoryid=3000&groupid=&sort=

These are links to the two companies that send us samples of their landscaping glass. There is a materials calculator here: http://www.thegardenofglass.com/pages.asp?pageid=45023 which suggests that to cover a 10ft by 10ft square with one inch of glass would take about 700lbs. Prices per pound seem to range from $1.30 to $6.00 depending on amount of tumbling.

The glass seems to be visually tempting and certainly lends to the feeling of being in an space outside of the everyday. It appears to be perfectly safe and not too messy. There were concerns mentioned about the sound created by walking on the glass might very grating. Also the price is a concern. There possibility of mixing rocks and glass was also suggested.

October 8, 2007

softwall

When I encountered Softwall by molo design during one of my web meanderings browsing for new materials, I was immediately inspired by the lightness of it's architecture - luminous, mobile, with an economy of form and substance.

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We are considering the white paper softwall for our first installation in Nolte. We plan to use this to re-shape the space.