glassybaby + The Shanti Project

10% from the sale of each ‘hudson’ will be donated to The Shanti Project to provide emotional and practical support to San Francisco’s most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness

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glassybaby is pleased to announce our newest giving partner: The Shanti Project.  Founded in 1974, by Dr. Charlie Garfield, The Shanti Project extends a helping hand to San Francisco’s most underserved residents.  Through a network of more than 250 trained volunteers, Shanti provides one-on-one support to those facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

“Shanti” is a Sanskrit word meaning “inner peace” or “tranquility”.  All of Shanti’s programs are aimed at easing the burdens and improving the well-being of people in difficult life situations.  As one of the first organizations to work directly with AIDS patients, the Shanti approach quickly became an international model for more than 600 organizations.  Today, Shanti provides support to more than 2,000 individuals annually.  In the words of Shanti’s Executive Director, Kaushik Roy, “The Shanti Model isn’t complicated, it is based on the universal laws of the heart.”

glassybaby is thrilled to bring its light and mission of giving back to San Francisco, with a new retail store slated to open in early November.  To purchase ‘hudson’, click here.


we’ve “fall”en and we can’t get up

fall is right around the corner (this sunday to be exact,) and you can practically feel it in the crisp seattle air. here at glassybaby madrona we’ve made the transition into what I think is the most beautiful palette of colors we have, the fall palette.

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don’t get me wrong, I love the bright pops of color in the summer and the soft and cozy shades of pastels in the spring, but there’s just something so special about our fall colors. maybe it’s the way that the rich browns play off of the deepest purples, or how lustrous copper tones in ‘hide & seek’ magically blend with the yellow green undertones of ‘greenlake.’ whatever it is, it works, and I love it.

outside of the fall palette card, which is a brilliant blend of 30 of our best fall colors, our fall sets are some of my other faves. with names like ‘extended family‘, ‘at the cabin‘, and ‘sowing the field‘, these combinations of colors are the definition of fall in my mind.

even though this is the season of change, it’s a change I’m happy to make.  I hope you enjoy these fall colors as much as I do :)




glassybaby + Swedish Cancer Institute

10% from the sale of each ‘imagine’ glassybaby will be donated to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Cancer Institute

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For many families, the past few weeks have been all about going back to school.  With backpacks and lunch boxes and colored pencils in hand, we embark upon the promise of a new school year.  Whether you held the hand of a scared kindergartner or loaded up a teen’s most prized possessions for the trip to college, starting school is a sure sign that summer is ending and fall is just around the corner.  Formerly carefree evenings must now be shared with homework, studying and (sadly, for the kids in my house) bedtimes.

glassybaby have become the gift of choice for teachers and school administrators that have had a special impact on my children and their education.  Each gift is accompanied by a note of gratitude and an explanation of why the color was chosen especially for them.  This year we decided not to wait for the end of the year or for teacher appreciation week.  Instead of an apple or flowers, my son chose to gift his teachers with a vibrant, lime green glassybaby and this message:  “Thank you for the great year that lies ahead.”  The glassybaby color choice:  ‘imagine’.  To purchase ‘imagine’, click here.

Happy back to school!  Here’s to the promise of a new school year:  discovery, growth and learning around every corner.


on the road again: glassybaby heads to Bellingham

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We’re loading up the glassybaby van and heading north!  If you’re anywhere near Bellingham next Thursday, September 12th, I hope you’ll stop by Gary’s and partake in a glassybaby road show.  We’ll be lighting a beautiful palette of glassybaby between the hours of 11am and 5pm.  (Dare I say that it’s not too early to start thinking about that upcoming gift-giving season?)

10% of sales from our road show will benefit the Whatcom Center for Early Learning.  This organization provides comprehensive, family-centered early intervention services to children ages birth to three with special needs.  We hope to see you next Thursday!

To find out more about our road show partnership model, please contact Annjette at 206-518-9065.