The first time I visited the New York City-based glass house, I found it a strange place.
I had no idea what it was, nor was I very interested in it.
I was just here to visit a gallery in Manhattan, and a glass house seemed to fit the bill.
The walls were covered in brightly colored glass cubes, each of which had a different design.
It looked like a big, empty, empty room.
I wandered around for a few minutes, marveling at its beautiful, futuristic design, then left without much enthusiasm.
I’m not sure why I stopped.
In retrospect, I’m glad I didn’t.
Glass houses are like the New Weird, in that they defy our conventional understanding of what it means to be a person.
Glass is like a window to the past.
In a glasshouse, you can explore the past and take your place in the present.
You can see how the people who built it looked and felt at that time.
Glasshouses are a strange hybrid of the modern and the old.
They are also, at heart, a celebration of how the past can be revisited, revisited again, and revisited a hundred times more, if you are willing to pay attention to the history of glass in the first place.
Glass Houses: New Weird and Other Modern Glass Houses, edited by Emily Ziegler and Lisa Bowerman, is a collection of essays and articles that explore the history and future of glass houses.
Glasshouse.com is the online home of Glass Houses.
This is a guest post by Emily Bowerm, a writer at Glass Houses and a fellow at New York magazine.
Emily is also a freelance writer.
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Emily Zigler Emily Bowersman is a New York Times bestselling author of books like The Glass House, Glass Houses of the South, and Glass Houses for the Younger.
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