10% from the sale of each ‘cabo’ will be donated to
Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
When Jeff and Carin Towne welcomed their first child, Benjamin Ward, into the world in the summer of 2005, they were overjoyed. In the preciousness of their new baby lay the hope and wonder and limitless possibilities exemplified in a new life. Ben grew into a fiercely determined, passionate, loving little boy. Nothing could have prepared the family for Ben’s diagnosis of stage-4 high risk neuroblastoma shortly after his second birthday. Ben underwent an intense course of treatment that included chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, anti-body therapy and more. Ben was in remission in July of 2008, only to relapse catastrophically in October. He died on December 30, 2008.
It’s hard to imagine anything more difficult than losing a child to cancer. Many parents, if faced with these circumstances, would have wanted to leave the realm of cancer and cancer treatment far behind them. Jeff and Carin chose to channel their heartbreak and loss into something to help others. They established Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation to fund world-class research that will ultimately change the way childhood cancers are treated. In the words of Carin Towne, “We will be a voice for pediatric cancer research — a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves.” I think I know where Ben’s determination, passion and love came from. Until there is a cure, please join us in the fight to end childhood cancer. To purchase ‘cabo’, click here.
the perfect palette for a warm modern space
One of the many reasons I love my job at glassybaby is the simple fact that I get to play with color all day. It’s become one of the easier parts of my job, but nothing that I take lightly. Every now and then I come across a task that puts up a good fight, something that really challenges the way I see and use color. This happened just the other week when I was asked to help put together a modern palette for a new condo. I almost didn’t know where to start; I was at a bit of a loss. Do I go green and get a clean, fresh and modern feel or do I go grey and achieve that ultra-modern, industrial look? Neither of these spoke to me. I understand the simplicity of modern design, but I don’t think you have to lose the warmth that color can bring to a space, modern or not. And then one night at a dinner party I was totally inspired by the random colors in a centerpiece of frosted, ceramic votives. This was it! The perfect muted moderns for the condo. As anyone at glassybaby knows, you start to wear what I think of as “glassybaby goggles” where you see everything in glassybaby color. I was seeing my perfect muted moderns in a most unexpected place.
My glassybaby goggles never really come off, but I’m okay with that
Above is the modern mix I came up with, I like to call it ‘muted moderns’. I think it’s the perfect palette for a modern space that gives you the warmth of glassybaby color that we all look for at the end of the day.