Spring makes us want to incorporate bright and spring-y colors into our space. Unfortunately, lacking the funds for a complete decorating overhaul, we're left with the option of choosing smaller-scale pops of color. Luckily, there are lots of options out there, and we found a great local Austin one.
The Pfau Collection is the brainchild of Litmus Industries, which consists of husband and wife team Lori and Tony Linder plus partner Christian Klein. As a design and fabrication studio, they specialize in wood, metal and glass work. While all their projects look great, it's Lori's fused glass work that has us drooling today.
Consisting of tableware and soon, garden items, each piece is "created by arranging many small hand cut pieces of glass (tesserae) onto a larger solid sheet of glass and heating it in a kiln to fuse into one single form, which is then heated again to 'slump' into its final shape." The pieces are said to be inspired by clean forms, functionality, textile design and architecture.
Many of the pieces shown here are in the $80 - $300 range, but Litmus Industries also sells smaller items like incense burners, candle holders and bowls for as little as $15 - $40 a piece. A full online catalog will be available on their website in about a month, but you can find their pieces on Etsy and check out lots of photos on their Facebook page. And, if you're in Austin, you can see these great glass pieces in person on April 17th at The Lone Star Ladies Shop Austin event, where you'll able be able to browse the handmade goods of over 50 vendors and artists.