Tag Archives: Glass

Ritzenhoff penguins


These are Ritzenhoff shot/schnaps glasses, designed by Iti Janz. They were a Xmas present for Martin – I saw them and couldn’t resist – although purchasing them was a bit of a saga as I really wanted two but they could only find one box and would absolutely not put one of them into another box… In the end they got another correct box from another store I think!

Hokitika penguins


This assortment of penguins came from the Hokitika Glass Studio in New Zealand. We had been told about this place prior to going, so had made it a priority to visit! Obviously we couldn’t decide which penguins to get, so we got more than one. They did have a penguin chess set (I can’t see it on their website) – but it was too expensive and it would have been too hard to get home safely! Sadly we didn’t get to see any penguins (or anything else) being made as we arrived too late in the day. Definitely worth a visit if you are near there – their glassware is stunning.

Tiny penguins


We got these little penguins in a toy shop in Santa Monica. We’d had dinner with a friend and checked out the pier and were browsing the nearby shops… They are tiny – about 1cm tall – I think they are the smallest ones in the collection…

Millefiori penguin


I saw this penguin in the window of a jewellers while out shopping one day. I couldn’t resist and bought it for Martin for Xmas. I think it is Venetian Murano Millefiori (meaning a thousand flowers) glass – or it is supposed to be! Sadly it is a bit unstable and falls easily!