Generally speaking, kitchens have little room for art. The walls are covered with cabinets; the surfaces, with everything from coffee makers to hand towels. Spotting these glassy options provides inspiration for incorporating art right into (not onto) your kitchen island.
The island above was by visual artist Walter Gordinier for the Portland home of Larry and Lynn Persinger. And, while it was the first we'd seen of Gordinier's work, we were thrilled to find several additional images of his kitchen installations.
Note that the glass is used in the kitchen, but not on actual counter workspaces. Utilizing the fragile material on an island where it's more decorative and delicately used seems a perfect solution.
Images: Marv Bondarowicz