After recognizing New York City's Dillon condominiums―a 2011 Crystal Achievement Award nominee for best curtain wall project―on Bravo TV's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," I finally came to terms with the fact that I'm a glass geek. I love to see buildings featuring creative uses of glass on television, as well as shows spotlighting glass companies and their products. What can I say? It's exciting to see our industry highlighted in the popular media.
It's also exciting to be able to share those moments with you in the form of video content in e-glass weekly and on GlassMagazine.com. Although not a substitute for the comprehensive written articles, this video content complements them. A recent "Great Glazing" article, for example, features a shower enclosure that uses Trattini glass from Bendheims' Architect Series I collection. The enclosure also happens to be the star of a DIY Network "King of the Throne" episode. While you can read about the glass characteristics here, you can watch its challenging installation in the accompanying DIY Network episode below. The install begins around the 10-minute mark.
In addition to spotlighting glass company appearances on popular television shows, we also offer original videos of product demonstrations at industry events―such as those from Greenbuild 2011―interviews with glass company executives and tours of glass-centric buildings in e-glass weekly, on GlassMagazine.com and on The Glass Magazine Channel on YouTube.
So please, send us your videos! While we will continue to provide original video content such as that from Greenbuild 2011, we'd also like to feature videos of recent projects, new products or equipment from readers. If you have a glass industry video you would like to share, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our criteria.
Chase is editorial director of Glass Magazine, GlassMagazine.com and e-glass weekly. Write her at email@example.com.