Sunday, February 13, 2011

hoping your magical morning starts with a sweet stache!

How adorable is Annie Suite! This fresh faced photo was actually taken earlier today...because of the unbelievable support of friends.

This morning, Nilma Hunter showed my work at the Hawaii Kai Farmers' Market and tomorrow she is showing a small selection at the Haleiwa Farmers' Market. Neither of these markets would even exist without the fine organization and expertise of Annie Suite and Pamela Boyar. These two ladies have single-handedly transformed the market scene here on Oahu, by jurying in the artisans and working with local farmers, bakers, and chefs to ensure a top quality experience.
Just saying, where else can you pick up a fresh coconut to drink, the best summer rolls EVER at Happy's Hawaii, fruits and veggies at reasonable prices, and fun indulgences, like the glass moustache!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Oh yes of course I intended for the glass moustache to be social commentary on the paradigm shift of gender roles. Of course.

I wish I could take credit for the above image. I have no idea who to give credit to! Funniest thing anyone's ever sent me. I'll just have to credit my little sis for passing it along to me. Thanks again to the amazing Rebecca Landau!

I don't know how to properly introduce you to this kitteh. First of all, I don't know which one it is. Funny story:
My sister and her roommate got two kittens this past fall and named them after Peter Pan characters, Peter and Wendy. Well I guess when the kittehs were little their junk was microscopic. Ends up the one they named Wendy was a boy and the one they named Peter was a girl. Oops!
And this concludes my extremely deep post about gender roles and confusion. Much luck and love to Generation XYZ!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Origin of the Bustache

Jenny!!! Why is this picture so tiny? Meh!
Are you being shy?

I have no problem bragging for you, maybe that'll help you get over this shy little moment. So Jennifer Wilson is quite possibly one of the funniest people I know. The first time we met, she pounced on the glass moustache and wouldn't let go. Now that's flattering considering how many art shows Jenny goes to and organizes and how many amazing glass artists she knows. Yes folks, she is the one who originally coined the term "bustache," taking into account where the moustache settles in when it's not in use. As if her sisters need any embellishment!
So, to summarize, Jenny is well traveled, talented, successful, has an excellent sense of humor, great taste, and natural beauty.
Jenny will be visiting out here in Hawaii for the Soft Flex Glass Art & Bead Show that she organizes, which will take place upstairs at Ward Warehouse on March 4th, 5th, and 6th. I'm hoping to be well enough to do the show too, so stop by and see us if you're in Honolulu that weekend! You shouldn't miss Jenny's creative glass designs!!

Although I might break a tooth, next time can we trade? I'm dying for a candy necklace!

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Emma Gerard at Pilchuck a few years back. She is a wonderful artist herself, who recently developed a yummy looking glass candy jewelry line. She stays busy doing a lot of the bigger art shows in Canada and the US. That's right people she's from Canada! The glass moustache is international baby!

Doesn't she look like a hipster woodland sprite? Isn't she gorgeous? Does anyone else find it confusing that the ladies all look extra fine with a glass moustache?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

party over here party over there

Tim Ayers, if I had the power I would crown you Party King. This guy's iPod has almost every song I want to dance to, he introduced me to Four Loko, and come onnnn look at how he color coordinated his shirt and drink. Color me impressed!

I was a Teachers Assistant for a glassblowing class this past summer at Penland and Tim was a student in the class. Thanks for making it so fun Tim! And thanks for the photo cause now party people everywhere will feel so boring now that you raised the bar. I have been told that the glass moustache is one of those accessories that really does bring the party!

Girls Weekend!!!

So I was thinking for a long time about starting a Facebook group or a blog to share this moustache fun, but I must admit, it was the generous Laura Fixler of Seattle and her customer appreciation pic that really got the ball rolling for me. She sent me this pic last week, and I must admit, I have been down for the count in 2011 with some pretty heavy health stuff. Can't work at Punahou or do art shows for a little while longer. Anyone that knows me knows I can't sit still for long, so her picture showed up at the perfect time. Thank you Laura!!
You and your friends are HOT and this photo is so festive and fun. Laura bought moustaches for everyone!

Oh and this is the perfect time for me to give shouts out to Kari Goldstein for giving Laura my contact information! Kari, all year people have been contacting me about moustaches and it is so often thanks to you!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In honor of the superbowl, bring out your game face!

Beccy Feather: Who is cooler than you? No one!!!
Thank you so much for sending along these fabulous photos from Pilchuck Glass School, Summer 2009

I do believe the fake serious faces work best with the moustache monocle...and these photos are my best evidence so far.

Southeast Moustache Phenomenon

Rebecca Landau, you and your friends really know how to rock the glass moustache! I can't pick a favorite, these photos are soooo fun and funny!

^^love this one!^^

ahh Frida Kahlo. it's as if i made sure that these moustaches could double as a

ohhh man saving the best for last :-{D

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Welcome to the fun!

Hi I'm Jessica Landau and I think it's way overdue that I thank the many folks who have helped to make my glass artwork such a success.

This will be a space for me to express my appreciation to the many customers who have supported my artwork, especially since my invention of the glass moustache at Penland School of Crafts way back in 2007.

And yes that ^^^ is me with Paul Stankard, glass artist extraordinaire, rocking his glass stache at Penland. That was the first batch, and ever since then I've been outfitting moustache parties here, there, and everywhere!


Because nothing screams Dirty Thirty like a moustache party...

...and art is that much more interesting when you can interact with it.

If you are a proud owner of the glass moustache, please send your photos to me at and if you would like to become a proud owner of said moustache, check out my etsy site here. Please enjoy!