Win This Custom New NightOrb™

“In nature light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.”

~Hans Hofmann, Abstract Expressionist Painter

Can You Guess Which Orbs We Have Sold Most Over the Past 10 Years?
Custom Orange Orb

The orb pictured to the right is a beautiful custom egg shaped NightOrb™ that uses reddish opal orange cane, corn yellow and cream cane. This $575.00 NightOrb™ can be yours if you decide to participate in our short survey, which takes less than five minutes!

In the survey, you will sort the orb patterns in order of your favorite to least favorite. You will be able to sort these from 1-9, 1 being your favorite and 9 being your least favorite. The goal is to match (as best you can) the order of our most popular orbs over the last 10 years in terms of total sales. The winner is the person who is the closest to this order. In the event of a tie, those entries who came closest will be entered into a random drawing.

Please note that you may only make one submission per email address to be eligible. The contest will end May 20, 2016. The winner will be contacted via email initially so we can get shipping info to send the orb. The correct answers will be posted once the contest has concluded.

Click Here To Take the Survey!

NightOrbs™ Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

[Philadelphia, USA], February 17, 2016 – NightOrbs™ of Media, PA has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The almost 20 year-old handblown glass company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Best of Houzz Badge 2016The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Tom Rupnicki and NightOrbs™, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About NightOrbs™

NightOrbs™ magically transforms outdoor space with the beauty and glow of hand-blown glass. These distinctive illuminators blend function and artistry to create enchanting lighting for landscape or water features, and serve as distinctive garden accents. Each hand-blown glass orb is an original work of durable art that comes with its own two-part sealed cast-aluminum bronze powder-coated base, or upgrade to a cast silicon bronze base.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

NightOrbs featured by BeaurCombs & Associates Inc.

slide3Our handcrafted orbs were recently featured by BeaurCombs & Associates Inc., a landscape architecture firm out of Washington State.

Their post, Brighten Up Your Winter with Landscape Lighting, features NightOrbs as a fun outdoor lighting option. Here’s an excerpt from the post:

For an instant splash of outdoor color, my favorite outdoor lighting is Tom Rupnicki’s hand blown NightOrbs www.nightorbs.com (Jupiter Orb shown above).  NightOrbs may be placed just about anywhere in the landscape to brighten up dark winter days and nights.  Be sure to place these beautiful artworks where they can be seen from indoor windows or entryways.

TIP:  If the ground is too frozen to install a low-voltage system, no worries, you can still enjoy NightOrbs in the daytime.  Just place NightOrbs where you want a spectacular splash of color and hook up the electricity in the spring!

Read the full article to get some more landscaping tips.

Enter to win an 8” Hybrid color NightOrb™ for your Fall garden or landscape

hybrid contest

NightOrbs™ are individually crafted hand-blown art glass designed in spherical or egg shaped forms to illuminate the landscape with subtle, colorful light. You can display them upon their own pedestals, nestle them among plants and ground cover, suspend them like lanterns, rest them atop fence posts, and even use them as a dining table centerpiece. This time we are giving away your choice one (1) of the above 8″ hybrid color NightOrb™ with 1” stem & aluminum cradle. Installation is simple, and instructions are included. (Retail value $450.00)

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ENTERING!

How to Enter:  You may enter to win in several ways that will earn you several entries. First, reply to this post using the contact form below (simply type ENTER CONTEST in the message area). To gain additional entries you may also:

1. Comment below and tell us which of the 5 hybrid color NightOrbs™ is your favorite.
2. Like, Share, Tweet & Pin the contest posts Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
3. Subscribe to our Newsletter (bottom right of the site)
4. Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Contest Rules

No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. All entries must be received by 10/16/14 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen with the True Random Number Generator by Random.org. Winner will be notified by email by 10/20/14. If the winner does not respond within 7 business days with their mailing address then we will choose another winner. The item will be shipped with tracking within 3 business days of winner’s response. Once mailed, the winner will be announced on our blog, social media sites, and the next newsletter. For privacy reasons only the first name and last initial will be used. You may enter to win as many times as you like per the instructions above. Contact us if you have any questions.

Good Luck!!

NightOrbs Illuminate a Greenwich Village Garden

Last fall, we were contacted for a project in Greenwich Village in NYC. The NightOrbs team hand-crafted these beautiful glass orbs to complement a backyard garden. In our opinion, the end result is fit for a fairy tale.

Although it’s been a while since installation, the garden was recently shot by photographer Adam Bell and we thought we’d share the final product.

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If this photo has you feeling inspired to take on some garden decorating of your own, feel free to check out our photo gallery. We offer NightOrbs in varying sizes, colors, and patterns. You can even opt for Hanging and WaterOrbs.

Garden Art Glass

light garden art glassIt’s not often that you come across glass garden art that actually inspires you to redesign your garden. However, that’s how many of our customers feel. Our NightOrbs™ are hand blown light sculptures that incorporate bright colors and unique patterns sure to revamp any atmosphere — indoor or outdoor. In fact, they’ve been featured on This Old House as well as HGTV’s Curb Appeal.

How are  NightOrbs™ Made?

NightOrbs™ have been featured in some pretty impressive venues and galleries all over the county, but they’re actually created by a small team at a facility in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. The glass comes to this team in the form of powder, and is melted into glass at a temperature of 2350 degrees. This is a fairly slow process. It usually takes a full day before the glass is ready.

glass garden art

Once enough molten glass is ready, glass blowing begins.Our experienced team of artisans molds the light garden glass art into its spherical shape and prepares to add color. Using melted bars produced exclusively by a company in Germany, the NightOrbs™ team adds brilliant color to the garden art glass by spinning it round and round. After the piece dries and cools, it’s ready for sale. But don’t be fooled, these delicately crafted glass globes can withstand the harshest winters and most brutal summers. For more information about how NightOrbs™ are crafted, check out an earlier post.

What Makes  NightOrbs™ Different from Other Glass Garden Art?

We believe that the number one factor that sets us apart from other artists is our passion. We’re not a large corporation that pumps out thousands of the same product. Instead we make each piece by hand, using the care and attention that every piece of art deserves. Additionally, we fashion our artistry into several forms to better suit the decorative needs of our customers. We create our custom orbs into varying sizes, shapes, and many patterns inspired by the planets. Our clients also have the option of hanging or water installation to illuminate virtually every outdoor space.

For more information, check out our ordering guide or give us a call at 484.620.2976.

Giveaway Contest: 8″ Mottled Sun Hanging or Water Orb

Win an 8″ Mottled Sun color NightOrb™ to hang in your garden or place in your waterscape!

Sun Mottled

NightOrbs™ are individually crafted of hand-blown art glass designed in spherical or egg shaped forms to illuminate the landscape with subtle, colorful light. You can display them upon their own pedestals, nestle them among plants and ground cover, suspend them like lanterns, rest them atop fence posts, and even use them as a dining table centerpiece. This time we are giving away one (1) 8″ Mottled Sun color NightOrb™ with your choice of hanging or water installation (instructions included). (MSRP $450.00)

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ENTERING!

How to Enter: 
You may enter to win in several ways that will earn you several entries. First, reply to this post using the contact form below (simply type ENTER CONTEST in the message area). To gain additional entries you may also:
1. Comment on this blog post with your favorite thing about NightOrbs™.
2. Like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
3. Subscribe to our Newsletter (bottom right of the site)
4. Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Contest Rules
No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. All entries must be received by 6/23/14 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen with the True Random Number Generator by Random.org. Winner will be notified by email by 6/24/14. If the winner does not respond within 7 business days with their mailing address then we will choose another winner. The item will be shipped with tracking within 3 business days of winner’s response. Once mailed, the winner will be announced on our blog, social media sites, and the next newsletter. For privacy reasons only the first name and last initial will be used. You may enter to win as many times as you like per the instructions above. Contact us if you have any questions.  Good Luck!!