Blob Bowl Night Blue
Based in Portland, Oregon, Esque Studio's captivating glass-blown creations blur the line between functional object and fine art. With artists Justin Parker (who's created work for Maya Lin and Kiki Smith) and Andi Kovel (who's exhibited with Claes Oldenburg and Damien Hirst) at the helm, we'd expect nothing less. The Blob Bowl is formed using only heat and gravity: A thick layer of clear glass is placed over dark blue glass, then spun off-center. Its clear exterior layer gives the illusion of pure color suspended in space.