Build Me a Building

Mar 14th, 2014

I am intrigued by LEGOs. Yes, LEGOs. As the mother of a 3-year old boy I have, on more than one occasion, simply found myself too close for comfort with the little blocks when they find themselves under my bare foot. Not a pleasant feeling, but perhaps a rite of passage in raising a boy [...]

Fear Factor

Mar 3rd, 2014

While someone once said “Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain,” there are just some things of which I’m okay being afraid. I’ve never watched the show “Fear Factor,” but I can tell you this, I don’t care how much money I could win, there is no way [...]

It’s All Up To You

Dec 13th, 2013

If expert predictions hold true, 2014 looks like it will be a good year for commercial construction. Buildings will be built and they for sure will need glass—let’s go for it and say they will need lots and lots of glass. Fingers crossed, folks, fingers crossed. So it’s 2014 and things are booming; what are [...]

Sold!

Sep 13th, 2013

Depending upon to whom you speak, you may just get a mixed response to the question, “How was the show?” I’m speaking of the industry trade show that ended yesterday in Atlanta. Some exhibitors told me the show was incredibly slow for them, while others reported exceptional traffic and interest. Wherever you fall in your [...]

Short and Sweet

Sep 6th, 2013

These are busy days around these parts –and by these parts I mean USGlass magazine. The past week has been hectic and quick, given the Labor Day holiday. I have been working diligently to complete my week’s to-do list before I head off to the show in Atlanta next week. I’m sure many of you [...]

What Did You Learn Today?

Aug 7th, 2013

As children, our parents asked us, “So what did you learn in school today?” Math, history, science, literature, grammar; each day was a new lesson and each day we had a new fact or figure about which to tell our parents. Just because we’re now adults, that doesn’t mean we stop learning. We should never [...]

Sometimes, They Get it Right

Jul 10th, 2013

I never thought I’d get a mention of actor Nicholas Cage or his movie National Treasure in a glass-related article—though the two have come up in glass-related discussions several times over the years. But I did. Just before the July 4th holiday I wrote an article  for USGNN.com™ about the use of glass in historic [...]

World Premieres

Jun 20th, 2013

Walking the aisles of the 2013 AIA Show, which opened today in Denver, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the vast array of products, displays and features. But there is always something to take away: fresh ideas, design inspirations, new products. But at least one company today took it a bit further in what they [...]

Where Do You Go For Interior Glass?

Jun 12th, 2013

If you’ve never attended NeoCon, which takes place each year in the Chicago Merchandise Mart, it’s worth the trip—even if you have no need or desire to explore the latest in interior design and contract furnishings. If nothing else, you can also get a glimpse into what some glass companies are offering up specifically for [...]

It Is Easy … Being Green

May 24th, 2013

As I write this, the Friday night before I depart for a week of vacation with the family, it strikes me that the first five months of 2013 are days from being over. For the kids, it means summer vacation is just around the bend. For someone like me it means we’re only weeks away [...]