Friday, September 11, 2009

A Glass Act

www.leichic.comAdmirer: Girl, that is one fine piece of glass you got. Wouldn’t I like to take that home where I could look at it every day.

You: Watch those hands! You can’t touch this.  

Forgive them. People can’t help but swoon over the art of Maui glass blower Rick Strini. He sculpts glass into flowing, swirling shapes like a funky jellyfish hanging light, vases shaped like flowers, and table lamps reminiscent of seashells or mushrooms.

You can catch his work on display everywhere from Kapalua’s Ritz-Carlton to San Francisco restaurants, and in private mansions all over the country. But that doesn’t mean you have to unbalance your budget to own one — pieces range from delicate lily vases to the serious custom sculpture.

Any piece you pick is sure to draw compliments.
Turns out, lots of people make passes at girls with glasses.

 See a gallery of Rick Strini glass sculptures and order online at

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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