North Carolina-based Terrane Glass Designs handcrafts simple yet elegant glassware for your bar and home.
The artist: Colin O’Reilly grew up in Kennesaw, Ga. On a spring break visit in Santa Fe, NM, he got hooked on glass after a visit to a small glass studio. After several apprenticeships, O’Reilly graduated in 2011 from the California College of the Arts with a degree in glass. In Washington, he worked at the Schack Arts Center and with several glass artists before relocating to North Carolina. O’Reilly worked with glass blower Kenny Pieper in his studio before starting Terrane Glass Designs in Spruce Pine in 2016.
What’s popular: The Oklahoma Whiskey set. A full set (decanter and four glasses) is $290. A short set (decanter and two glasses) is $215.
Other favorites: Gold-Cinch Whiskey set ($385 for a full set and $280 for short set). Also the Amber Topo vase ($185) and Aloft bud vase ($110).
Fun (or unusual) request: Create a custom “Hoggett” decanter — a rounded-bottom decanter that you can’t put down unless it’s on a special stand. It’s meant to be passed around a table.
Claim to fame: Overall winner in Garden & Gun magazine’s 2016 Made in the South Awards.
Where to buy: terraneglass.com. In Atlanta, at the Made South event (Sept. 29-30, madesouth.com) at the Monday Night Brewing Garage.
MAD ABOUT MODERN
From drum shades to wood and metal pendants, Texas-based Moon Shine Lamp and Shade offers shades and lighting with mid-century modern styling.
The company: Moon Shine Lamp and Shade started in 1998 in Memphis, Tenn. The company, now located in Dripping Springs, Texas, near Austin, designs and manufactures custom lamp shades and innovative lighting for homes and commercial spaces.
The designer & owner: D’Lana Bailey grew up in Denton, Texas. While traveling around the country, she took college classes in fine arts and interior design but wasn’t interested in a degree. Instead, she rode motorcycles; worked on film projects, music videos and as a booking agent for bands; and produced her own burlesque show in Memphis before starting her studio and business.
In the beginning: While working as a bartender at the Hi-Tone in Memphis, she and her ex-husband (Robert Bailey) bought one roll of shade material, a box of lamp shade rings, about five shade designs, and a roll of lanyard from a friend who owned a vintage store. Before long, D’Lana had created more than 80 shade designs. She left the Hi-Tone to travel to trade shows and promote her work before returning to Texas in 2000. The Baileys remarried in 2014 and moved to Austin. At their studio, Robert meets with clients and does the welding and fabrication that is crucial to the business.
What’s popular: Corina and Gloria style shades ($103 to $118). Also the Rosie and Lulu.
Other favorites: Drum pendants in any color and size ($100 and up).
Name that shade: Shade styles are named after family members and D’Lana’s dogs: Claire, Mabel, Rosie and Lulu.
Fun (or unusual) requests: Shades that are 7 feet long and shaped like a pinball flipper for an Indian restaurant in Fort Worth. Also a steel shade, 4 feet in diameter, with a cutout of the Houston skyline.
Where to buy: moonshineshades.com.
In northern Alabama, Red Land Cotton produces homegrown, heirloom-inspired linens that are both luxe and laid back.
The company: Red Land Cotton was founded in 2016, in Moulton, Ala., by Anna Yeager Brakefield and her father Mark Yeager. The company, which grows and custom gins its cotton, offers the only farm-to-fabric linens on the market today.
What’s popular: Red Land Classic sheet sets range from twin ($230) to California King ($260).
Other favorites: The new Lawrence Ticking Stripe sheet sets ($185 to $225) and Southern tea towels ($15).
What’s new: Leighton bath collection ($10 to $50).
Where to buy: redlandcotton.com. In Atlanta, at the Made South event (Sept. 29-30, madesouth.com) at the Monday Night Brewing Garage and the Country Living Fair (Oct. 27-29) in Stone Mountain Park.