when jw and i went to New York, we visited Steuben Flagship Store. it was such a great experience for me 'cause i absolutely adore things that sparkle and are transparent. i need to show you an example of their absolutely stunning craftsmanship. designed by Eric Hilton, this 16" Honeycomb Vase is 'artfully sandblasted to create the illusion that the precisely positioned circles of transparent glass are but airy perforations in the glowing column. An intriguing sculpture on its own, it makes a stylish receptacle for branches or long-stemmed blooms.' $3500US.