Tag: glasstec

  • Glassing Around

    Last week I fled the cold and snow for a few days of fun in the sun and warmer temps … okay … so there wasn’t really any fun in the sun, but the temperature was warmer. So knowing the cold and snow were waiting for me when I got home, I settled myself into…

  • All in a Day’s Work

    Another glasstec has come and gone, and by all accounts, it did not disappoint. Keeping in mind the mega-show encompasses nine halls, each roughly equal to one U.S. convention center exhibition area, and you start to get an idea how big this show is. glasstec covers all facets of the glass industry, from arts and…

  • A Fortnight Ago …

    No, not the online video game that kept kids locked up inside all summer instead of in the pool … that would be Fortnite … but as in a period of two weeks. That’s how long it’s been since I caught a red eye home from Vegas after the GlassBuild America show. I can’t remember…

  • Photo Shop

    Now that I am finally home after a good bit of travel over the past couple months, it’s time to go through the old cell phone and look back on the many, many (many) pictures that made their way home with me. If your phone’s like mine, it’s filled with thousands of photos because you…

  • Walking the Runway

    I always enjoy getting to know people in the industry and am often intrigued by their hobbies and the things they enjoy outside of the industry. For me, I’ve made a lot of running friends and we often enjoy early morning runs before trade shows and association meetings. I’ve learned about wine tasting and food…

  • Nine Halls in Four Days

    Exhaustion and sore feet are temporary, but the experience of attending and covering glasstec never end. In these four days at Messe Dusseldorf you find more knowledge, innovation and excitement about glass than you could imagine. If given the opportunity to attend, take it. You absolutely won’t regret it and you’ll return inspired by all…

  • Summer Hues

    Last night someone told me, “I don’t want it to be June 30. I don’t want June to be over.” I asked if there was something happening in July he wasn’t looking forward to. He said, “No. It’s just that once July is here the summer flies by and it’s over.” Do you agree? Mind…

  • What’s on Your Calendar?

    As I write this, the end of 2015 is only days away. And, as I always do, I’m sitting here thinking how quickly the past year went by. But it’s also a time to think about the coming year and all that it will bring. Just a quick glance at my calendar and I see…

  • My Favorite Things

    Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, there is nothing out there quite like glasstec. The show is big. Really big. Whatever you need, you’re probably going to find it there. Take a walk through the glass technology live pavilion and you’ll surely find something you want; only to be saddened to learn those displays are…

  • School Days

    The days are still long and temperatures are still high, but that dreaded day for so many has finally arrived: back to school. Thinking of all the kids heading to school, whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first of their senior year in high school, is nostalgic. As much as I’d prefer…