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Inspiring Vessels

Whether they’re holding wine, a fresh bloom, or a flickering votive, Glassybaby’s handblown cupsadd beauty. Tougher than they look, the multipurpose glasses are made with three layers of glass and glow in a rainbow of colors. Started in 1998 by Lee Rhodes — who was then juggling the care of three young kids while fighting a rare form of lung cancer — Glassybaby supported her search “for a few moments of serenity.” The company’s built-in goodwill policy has already donated more than half a million dollars to charities that benefit “health, healing, and quality of life” — that includes Gilda’s Club,American Red Cross, and Humane Society. Single vessels cost $50, or $250 for sets of six.

Photo: Glassbaby.com