Two unabashed romantics, Capucine and David Gooding founded Juliska in 2001 with a collection of 40 historic Bohemian glasses – since then the company has blossomed to one of the leading home brands in America. Juliska is not about trends; it’s about loving life and living well. Juliska today is made up of an inspired group of individuals committed to providing beautiful things for the home. We are inspired by the gathering of family and loved ones over food, passionate artisans, and centuries of European design.
Juliska Relish House
Relish House is a unique specialty boutique specializingin Home Décor and gifts in Columbus, OH. This inviting shop brings exclusive and trend-setting product lines to Columbus in baby and children, home décor, bath and tabletop. It offers the latest must-haves and one-of-a-kind treasures as well as other luxuries so you can relish your home.
Mariposa began in 1984, on the heels of founder Livia Cowan’s youthful adventures, driving through Mexico with her sister in a camper. They delighted in exploring artists’ respect for their history, passion for quality and versatile use of materials. They also recognized the potential for innovation—using the artists’ past as a stage for new interpretations. At the end of the trip, with the camper full of recycled glassware, Livia returned to her family home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and set up shop in her parent’s garage. Mariposa was born.
Nearly three decades later, the truck and the garage headquarters are gone but the small family-feel of the company remains. Mariposa is currently housed in a renovated, yellow 19th century livery stable called “The Barn” in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
Sourcing from around the world has brought a myriad of new products and materials. Yet from the start we have recognized the need for ecological responsibility; the majority of our products were, and still are, handcrafted from 100% recycled aluminum and glass soft drink bottles.
The expertise we’ve acquired through the years has been put to good use. Mariposa not only presents cutting edge combinations of materials and design…but provides the gift for living that reflects the humor, kindness and personality we all want to share!
Simon Pearce opens his first glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Prior to opening the workshop, Simon's design aesthetic and skills evolved during time spent at Shanagarry Pottery, which was owned by his parents. Simon then gained glassblowing experience working in European glass houses, traveling the world and through studies at the Royal College of Art in London.
From inception, Simon's vision has been to create products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. This original vision and inspiration lives on with everything we do.
Seeking independence from European business constraints and high energy costs, Simon moves his operation to Quechee, Vermont, where he completes the restoration of a historic woolen mill. The Ottauquechee River provides hydroelectric power for the glass furnaces along with electricity for the entire facility.
Today, visitors to The Mill can view the hydroelectric turbine, interact with the teams of glassblowers, watch potters at work, shop in the retail store and enjoy a meal in the restaurant.
Simon opened the Glassblower Cafe, a place where visitors could enjoy lunch at the Mill. The Restaurant quickly gained public attention and is now one of the most popular fine dining establishments in Vermont. The restaurant features an award-winning wine list and is renowned for taking the best ingredients and preparing them carefully but simply. Guests enjoy overlooking the Ottauquechee River, a covered bridge and dining on original handmade glass and pottery designs while experiencing world class service.
Simon Pearce moves the company Headquarters to Windsor, Vermont, where a 32,000 square foot glass manufacturing facility is built. The space more than doubles the company's glass production capabilities.
Four years later, in April of 1997, a new pottery is opened on the Windsor site. Today, visitors to Windsor can observe teams of glassblowers through a self-guided tour, watch potters at work and shop in the retail store.
Simon Pearce opens a third manufacturing facility at a former Bausch & Lomb location in Mtn. Lake Park, Maryland. Glass production begins in January of 1999. This 190,000 square foot facility enables the company to grow and expand production to meet the demand for Simon Pearce glass well into the future. Visitors can watch the glassblowers at work from a catwalk above the glassblowing floor and shop in the retail store.
Simon Pearce artisans in Vermont and Maryland are utilizing the same handcrafting principles and techniques Simon brought with him from Europe. Primarily focused on the East Coast and in New England, our glass, pottery and home accents are also offered nationwide in a network of specialty retail stores, and online.
Caspari is a respected publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper products, with a reputation earned over the past sixty years by reproducing the work of established artists and museums from around the world.
Originally importing Christmas cards by European artists, Caspari has now expanded to include over 30 different product categories.
While the company has grown considerably since 1945, it continues to work with the same European printers and suppliers who originally collaborated with H. George Caspari.
Current owner Douglas Stevens and president Lisa Milbank maintain Mr. Caspari's commitment to fine art and his philosophy of presenting a wide selection of designs: classics to those of contemporary artists.
In 2001, Caspari opened its first boutique at 7 rue Jacob in Paris and in November of 2005, Caspari opened in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Andrew Pearce story, like so many, begins around the table—in a family where food and ideas aesthetics and functional design, were served daily. Creativity and innovation run deep through the Pearce family generations. Each generation has found their inspiration in raw materials: Andrew’s father Simon works in glass; his grandfather Philip worked with clay. For Andrew, the raw ingredient is wood.
Andrew built his own house when he was twenty-two. After working along side his father for 10 years, at age thirty, Andrew decided to pursue a new path and start his own business. “I wanted to do my own thing. Something with an Andrew twist. I knew I needed to make something with my hands. I knew I liked building machines. I knew I wanted to try something that hadn’t been done before. And I knew I wanted to live in Vermont.” Making wooden bowls filled every requirement. Andrew took a woodworking class with Johannes Michelsen of Manchester, Vt. and discovered a love for the craft.
Technical innovation and resourcefulness are very important to Andrew. Touring an old, closed down woodworking factory with his father several years ago impressed on Andrew the importance of flexibility, efficiency, and innovation to any endeavor, particularly manufacturing. His wood bowls combine the artistic integrity of a hand-turned, hand-finished bowl with the efficiency of a machine-made bowl. Andrew has created a manufacturing process with equipment and machinery that he designed and helped build. It is a process that honors the locally-sourced wood by producing very little waste, minimizing environmental impact, and encouraging forest sustainability.