Stand Up Paddling (SUP) with Ty Pennington

Ty’s Take | What SUP

Are you aware of how fast SUP (stand up paddling) is catching on around the globe? This reinvented sport from an ancient Polynesian canoeing/surfing culture is sweeping across the waters of the world like a wave. I had the good fortune of catching it early as my good friends Morgan Blittner and Juan Pavan opened […]

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Ty Pennington and Bruce Stern

Inspiration | A Memorial To Big Daddy

I had to take an unfortunate hiatus from writing for the last few months due to the recent loss of my father. Bruce Stern, better known as “Big Daddy” to most of us, was a great dad and friend. He was truly one of a kind and always lead the charge when it came to […]

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Travel | Rob Stern’s Inspiring Tales from Turkey

For the past nine years near the end of summer, I make the pilgrimage to Istanbul, Turkey to teach a class of glass students and enthusiasts in the Rob Stern approach to creating. An hour north of the city in a hidden farming valley on the rim of the Black sea thrives the renowned school […]

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Ty Pennington Joins Our Family Tradition by Rob Stern

Travel | Ty Joins Our Family Tradition in North Carolina

Every 4th of July for over 40 years my family has gathered together on this remote beach on a barrier island of North Carolina for a week of relaxation and fun. My family was one of the first on the Island over 60 years ago and it’s now mostly developed. Some of our clan have […]

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The Power of Collaboration by Rob Stern

Ty’s Take | Rob Stern & The Power of Collaboration

Everyone has the power to be creative and do something amazing. If you’re having trouble getting started on a creative project you might consider bringing someone else on board… In my last entry “Making Tyles and Pyroprints” I described the fun we had creating a unique and productive process we recently collaborated on. Reflecting on […]

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Making “Tyles” with Rob Stern | Ty Pennington

Ty’s Take | Making “Tyles” with Rob Stern

I’m a long-time friend and frequent collaborator with Ty, so when I was approached to write on Ty’s site I jumped at the opportunity. As a glass sculptor, I design and create original sculpture, furniture, lighting, and architectural commissions in my studio in Miami. Recently Ty visited during Art Basel when the world’s art scene […]

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