Creative Placement of NightOrbs™

Peter Tow, an architect from New York City, specified NightOrbs™ as part of the night lighting around his client’s home in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here’s a look at part of his order before it was shipped out:

part of an order of 13 large 18 inch night orbs

Check Out the Final Project!

nightorbs projectPeter installed thirteen 18″ and three 13″ NightOrbs™ alongside the client’s pool space.

Other 12 – 8” orbs have been placed in large exterior planters for additional ambiance and lighting. NightOrbs™ are the perfect addition to any outdoor and indoor space to enhance lighting and design.

Please note that NightOrbs™ are individually signed by the artist and dated. Tom Rupnicki is also a sculptor using ceramic and GFRC Glass fiber reinforced concrete.

If you would like to see more of Tom Rupnicki’s art, visit his website.

Happy Holidays — Take 25% Off All Orbs. Plus, 50% Off Select Styles!

The holidays are fast approaching, and the pressure is on to hunt for the perfect gift.

A NightOrb™ makes a wonderful gift for anyone in your life. Plus, you’ll be supporting local artists who have committed much of their time into making these handmade orbs.

Plus, now is the perfect time to bring home an orb for that special someone. For a limited time, get 25% off all orbs. Looking for an even better deal? We are also offering 50% off 8-inch, exterior orbs in Mars and Neptune styles.

If you want to receive your orb in time for Christmas, you must order by 12/15/17.

Some of Our 25% Off Styles

Interested in seeing more? Check out our full selection of orbs. Prices shown in the store do not reflect the holiday discount. You must use the quote form to get your 25% off!

50% Off Mars & Neptune Orbs

Check out the Mars and Neptune orbs in the gallery below:

Both options come in mottled or swirled patterns. To check these out, visit the 8″ orb product page.

Use our quote form or call us at 484.620.2976 to get your discounted orb! Note that all prices shown in the store are regular price. You must use the quote form to ensure you will receive the discount.

Be sure to act fast–you must place your order by 12/15 to ensure it comes in time for Christmas. Happy holidays on behalf of all of us at NightOrbs™!

The Magic of Color

Stephen Powell's Art

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark: the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light. -Plato (427-347 B.C.)

On a recent trip to Chicago, I attended SOFA (Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art Exposition).

This annual event showcases some of the premier glass artists in the country.

There were two artists that grabbed my attention with their use of color and light: Stephen Powell, who I have admired for years, and Stephen Knapp, a new artist to me.

How Stephen Knapp Makes Color Dance

Stephan Knapp's blown glass artKnapp uses light and reflection to make colors that appear to dance. He does this by making various shaped glass sandwiches with clear glass and thin slices of color filaments that are hung perpendicular to the wall.

He shines spotlights through the sandwiches creating colored shadows of different shapes.  His light-paintings make visible the light that surrounds us and transforms it into something physical yet transient.

Stephen Powell’s Breathtaking Sculptures

Powell’s sculptures are based on his extensive work with color. He first wraps various colors around a clear glass rod, stretches it out, and cuts it into small round pieces called murini.

These are laid out on a metal plate which is heated. He then heats a clear glass cylinder which is attached to a blowpipe and rolls over the 2,500 murinis and attaches them to the glass bubble. He then gathers more clear glass and blows the bubble out stretching the murine and making them appear three-dimensional. The effect is a breathtaking and delightful.

Color is Delightful at Any Age

“Color delights us from cradle to grave, it grooves some optical pleasure zone that seems almost beyond language, and it is everywhere celebrated in the almost irrepressibly vivacious glass sculpture of Stephen Powell.”

I refer to these two glass artists whose work combines color and light, providing a luminosity that cannot be duplicated with any other medium.

New Interior NightOrbs™ With Polished Marble Base & 25% Off Exterior Orbs

The Power of Color

“We do not live in a black and white world, color is vital to the human experience, color generates a psychic response. Colortheraphy or Chromotherapy is the science which uses different colors to change or maintain vibrations of the body to that frequency which signifies health, ease, and harmony. These color rays may be visible or invisible to the human eye, and they can be applied to the body either physically, through definite exposure to the light rays themselves, or mentally, through techniques of suggestion, visualization, or meditation. Healing by means of color was probably the first type of therapy used by man because It was nature’s own method and a natural device for keeping the organism in balance and rhythm.”

R.B. Amber

A quote from one of my favorite heroes:

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

-Marcus Aurelius

End of Summer Sale: 25% Off All 8″ & 4″ Exterior NightOrbs™

orb sale

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to get yourself an orb for 25% off! We are running a sale on all 8″ and 4″ exterior orbs. Interested in taking advantage of this deal? Fill out the quote request form on the site! Or call us directly at 484-620-2976.

Hurry! Offer ends 9/15/17. Exclusions may apply.

New Interior NightOrbs™ With Polished Marble Base

Yes, our customers have spoken and we have listened. We now provide NightOrbs™ for interiors in 4″ and 8″ options starting at $175.

8" Phobos Orb With Black Base

8″ Interior Phobos Orb With Black Marble Base

You can select from our standard or single colors for your personal taste.

The interior orbs use regular household 110-volt current. We decided to use an energy efficient LED with the ability to dim the orb using the dimming switch provided.

Shop Our Selection of Interior Orbs

Interior orbs come in two sizes and can be shipped for $25. If you are interested in more custom options, feel free to contact us.

8" Jupiter Orb With Green Base

8″ Jupiter Interior Orb With Green Marble Base

The 8″ interior orb comes with the choice of a black or green marble base. The cost is $450, but we are currently running a special price–$350!

Shop 8″ Interior Orbs

4" Pale Gold Orb

4″ Interior Pale Gold Orb with Black Marble Base

The 4″ interior orb comes with a black marble base and costs $175.

Shop 4″ Interior Orb

Which Tool In Your Design Tool Kit Is Often Overlooked? Lighting

Pink NightOrb with Granite BaseInterior designers have many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to creating interior design schemes, and lighting is the tool that is least often used.

Lighting is an essential element to complete any room, and NightOrbs™ has designed products to inspire your creativity.

NightOrbs™ are handmade blown glass orbs made by artesian Tom Rupnicki. When thinking about lighting in a room, why not consider NightOrbs™ for an added splash of color and luminosity?

To bring your interiors alive with lighting; orbs, Orblets™ and Crystal Lights™ are available in a variety of sizes:

  • 4-inch
  • 8-inch
  • 10-inch (crystal lights only)
  • 13-inch
  • 18-inch

You can also create your own custom designs. Our 2017 NightOrbs Catalog is a valuable resource for lighting ideas.

Some Ideas for Your Lighting Tool Kit

Use it as a ceiling light. Matt Cummings at Cummings Architects in Massachusetts added a touch of wonder to his son’s bedroom with an 18 inch Golden NightOrb™.

Create an accent piece. This customer nested their orbs inside of various planters and vases. An Orblet™ makes a great table lamp.

Create task lighting by hanging NightOrbs™ from the ceiling.Check out these 8-inch NightOrbs™ at Suncscape Resort in Curacao.
decorative balls in resort

Add interest with unique shapes. Crystal Lights™ are 10 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 5 inches high. They are illuminated with 20-watt xelogen lamps.

NightOrbs ™ Announces Contest Winner

custom orbThank you to everyone who participated in our latest contest to guess the most sold orb patterns over the past 10 years. It helps us better understand your preferences so we can adjust and improve on existing color patterns.

Unfortunately, there was only one winner with a very close second. The person who came the closest was Mr. David Acklin, Aqua Design International, Tucson, AZ.  He will be receiving a custom egg shaped NightOrb™ that uses reddish opal orange cane, corn yellow and cream cane.

Curious about which the top seller Nightorb™ for the past decade?  It’s the Earth Nightorb™ from the Universe collection.

Luminous jewels resting in tall grass Nightorb™ Universe product collection – Earth NightOrb ™.

You can learn more about the Universe collection at


Win This Custom New NightOrb™ Just By Taking Our Survey

“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?
night orb

This 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 participate in our short survey, which takes less than three minutes!

In the survey, you will sort the orb patterns in order of your favorite to least favorite. The person with the selection of their favorites that most closely match  our most popular orbs over the last 10 years in terms of total sales will win this beautiful egg shaped NightOrb™  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 Nov 30, 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 Blowout Sale (50% Off): Neptune & Mars Patterns

We have recently made too many Neptune & Mars orb patterns that we need to clear out our inventory! As a result, we are currently offering up to 50% off on these patterns.

Interested in taking advantage of this deal? Fill out our request a quote form or call us for your custom order at 484.620.2976.

We apologize to all those clients who submitted inquiries and have not heard from us. There was a glitch in our system and we have recovered all those email addresses that were submitted.

Sale ends July 4th, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to own your very own orb!

Congrats to Our Contest Winner, Ani G.!

Custom Orange OrbThank you to everyone who participated in our latest contest to guess the most sold orb patterns over the past 10 years. It helps us better understand your preferences so we can adjust and improve on existing color patterns.

Unfortunately there was only one winner with a very close second. The person who came the closest was Ani G. of Paradise Designs, Inc. in San Clemente, CA! She will be receiving a custom egg shaped NightOrb™ that uses reddish opal orange cane, corn yellow and cream cane.

For those of you who are curious to know which orb pattern has been the top seller over the past decade–it’s Earth (pictured below)!Earth Orb