Saturday, April 24, 2010

Focus On... YAVA G l a s s!

I used to work twenty steps from Harry & David, purveyors of Moose Munch, delicious pears, and Boylan's Ginger Ale. On every lunch break, I would walk over and buy a Boylan's. At some point, they told me they could sell me a case at a discount and I could even leave it in their cooler there. And so, on every lunch break, I would walk over and grab one of my already purchased Boylan's. When I stopped working at the store, I missed those green bottles of deliciousness. Fast forward a few years and I see a flash of green bottle on my etsy home page. After investigating, I found myself in the etsy shop of YAVA G l a s s, run by a delightful husband and wife team who make the coolest glassware. Can't you imagine these goodies peeking out from inside your glass-fronted cabinets?

Tell me some basic info about yourself. We are a husband and wife team, Shawn and Brenda. My wife is in charge of marketing, photography, and customer service, while I am responsible for sourcing, production and shipping. We live in Sedona, Arizona.

What kind of mediums do you use and why? We work mostly with recycled glass, so we can help keep our community beautiful.

What made you decide to sell on etsy? We were having dinner with some friends and they recommended that we try it.

Where do you get your inspiration? I love to experiment, so once in a while something good comes out of it : )

What is your favorite music to craft by? Jay-z or maybe some classic rock.

When it's cold outside... I am probably inside.

When I'm hungry... I eat celery sticks with peanut butter.

When I need a boost... I drink Odwalla juice.

{Leninade Soda Bottle Glasses}

I wish I was/were... a better writer. [My wife is smiling]

If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... a Bubble Up or Leninade soda bottle glass.

If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... It would be Yerbe Mate tea with my wife.

If you were an animal, what would you be? Probably a Saint Bernard.

What's your favorite piece of your own? Mossy Glass tiles made from recycled bottles.

What are your favorite blogs/websites right now? Etsy.... and your blog : ) {aww, thanks :)}


  1. This is really the perfect idea for a gift for men. It's so hard to find good ones....this is a gem.

  2. Oh, that's too awesome that you put them in the spotlight! I actually ordered one of the Leninade glasses for my boyfriend last November! He got a real kick out of it.

  3. These glasses are just great. I saw something similar in Chicago not too long ago. I wonder if they were made by the same folks.

  4. I bought my husband a series of similar glasses years ago. We both love them! It's good to see/ know they are still our there AND that they are so conscious in creating them.


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