A Classic Blue and White Vase, Taken to New Heights

Glithero blueware vases
Oscar Wilde famously said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” Philosophically, the statement begs a great debate, but there is no doubt that life and art are intricately intertwined, and when they reach a perfect balance, the results can be truly stunning. As evidence, take these Blueware Vases designed by the half-British, half-Dutch design duo that make up Glithero.

Proving that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, the Glithero team collects weeds from London’s sidewalks, dries them, and then carefully places them on earthenware vases, exposing the pair to photosensitive chemicals and ultraviolet light. The result is a beautiful and delicate silhouette of these “unsightly” plants in a rich and classic combination of crisp white and deep blue. Watching how these vases are made (see the video below) will deepen your appreciation for their beauty and the process that makes them true pieces of art.


Making of a Blueware Vase by Studio Gluthero,” via Vimeo.

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Sarah O'Neill Fernandez is a blogger, designer, and owner of Chateau and Bungalow, a home design blog and bricks-and-mortar retail boutique located in Newport, R.I. She lives in Middletown, R.I. with her family and a pretty awesome new kitchen.

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