Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 18, 2014

Viewing The World Through Glass Block

Recently we came across something we have never seen before; photography through glass block. Photographer Andy Mars, a freelance and event photographer residing in New York City (http://www.andymarsphotography.com), decided to get behind works of glass block and take pictures of people and other things as if she was a fly on the wall. Whether or not the world knew she was there taking those pictures, you could never tell. These pictures through glass block are a form of art I didn’t know was around. We asked Andy if we can use her work to spread it around through social mediums since it shows great picture-taking with glass block products.

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Andy Mars has her own Youtube channel where you can see some of her video related work and also a Houzz account to view more of her pictures. Her work is one of a kind. Despite taking all of her pictures, some of them look like a painting or drawing; it’s pretty cool to view and take them in.

Andy Mars has shown us another side of glass block work, work we can’t do or thought anyone was doing. It all looks great and it’s a wonderful idea to snap pictures of a “distorted reality” of unsuspecting bystanders so to speak. Everything looks calm in these pictures and it’s truly something you don’t see around everyday. Thank you Andy Mars for showing us these beautiful pieces of art.

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Eastern Glass Block- We Supply, We Install, We Deliver. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance, and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Visit our site at http://www.easternglassblock.com Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 15, 2014

Glass Block with Pittsburgh Corning’s new Expressions Collection

Glass Block has always looked great on its own; It is stylish, cool, innovative and something to make a house or room stand out. Color glass block has been available, but now a whole new part of color glass block is available. Pittsburgh Corning has introduced their new “Expressions Collection”, which highlights new applications and uses for glass block that utilizes colors and words. You can custom order a glass block project project of yours to show a bigger image. Think of the single glass blocks as pixels for a TV screen; The pixels make the picture. Well now you can apply that concept with glass block, and not just by using different colors. You can add single letters or words with or without color for each block. The possibilities with this new application are endless.

A new twist to an already popular option, adding customizations such as these to your glass block project will surely make it feel like it is truly yours. This particular photo highlights a homeowner’s desire to use his glass block wall as a portrait for the periodic table of elements. The order was color specific as well as the words so it looks just like what you see out of a textbook. The color never fades throughout the years and the words stay true to the block for the remainder of their lifetime.

Beautiful Glass Block wall imprinted with the period table of elements

Eastern Glass Block- We Supply, We Install, We Deliver. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance, and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 3, 2014

Using Multiple Types Of Glass Block In A Single Project

For this recent project, a homeowner from Center Valley, PA called us with an uncommon, albeit interesting inquiry for a window in their home. They wanted to fill this glass block window with two different sizes of blocks and three different types of blocks: Decora LX, Decora and Icescapes, by Pittsburgh Corning. Normally, customers inquire about glass block windows and projects using only one type of block, so we were excited to sketch this up and even more excited to see the finished product. It is not everyday that a customer wants to use two different types of block in the same project, let alone three different types of block and it is a rarity that different sizes are used together with one another as well, which made it all the more exciting. The sketch, drawn by Kris Joannides of our marketing department, took a few tries to find the perfect mix between the different size blocks, but it was all worth the time because the finished window looks amazing. For anyone walking past, it is definitely an eye-grabber. We were thrilled to see the homeowner love the finished window which was installed by our installation experts Miguel Bustinza and Carlos Colon. Our #1 goal is to make the customer as happy as possible with our product and we have succeeded in that with this beautiful looking window. 20140619_165013 Services and products are available through Eastern Glass Block. We will arrange for drawing review and technical guidance, full sample selection, supply or delivery of glass blocks, professional installation, on-site assistance, and provide technical support after the job is completed, if needed. Call us at 800-635-1226. We are ready to help.

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