Rock-n-rollers may at first be in shock to see a new Les Paul being torn apart. But, after seeing the final product, they’ll line up to order one for their own homes. The GuitarLamp is crafted by Dan Leap in his rock-n-roll inspired loft above downtown Merriam. Each custom-made lamp requires strumming the strings to turn on the light. GuitarLamp has been featured on HGTV and is found in celebrity rocker homes such as Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent and the Jonas Brothers.
ROCK COTTAGE GLASSWORKS
Since 1981, Dierk Van Keppel has been crafting beautiful free-blown glass pieces from his Merriam studio, Rock Cottage Glassworks. Each handcrafted piece is truly an exploration in design. Check out Dierk’s piece called Trinity cascading from the ceiling in the main building at Advent Health, 9100 W. 74th Street.
Since 2008, Mixture has been customizing hand-made products using environmentally friendly ingredients and packaging. Enjoy the bath and body line, home cleaning products, and the very popular soy-wax candles. Mixture products are custom-made with over 75 fragrance selections to choose from.