When Judson Studios created the world’s first—and still only—fusion glass studio, it was kind of a lark. This detail becomes somewhat overshadowed by the striking images and rich history in the new book JUDSON: Innovation in Stained Glass, but it’s there. The studios, which have been located in Los Angeles since 1897, made a proposal in 2016 for the basketball court–size window of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. It was an impressive bid replete with vibrant colors, stunning narrative imagery, and sparse lead “came” (the black lines that hold and separate different sections in traditional stained glass).
(Bloomberg Opinion) — Like all businesses upended by the pandemic lockdowns, banks were forced to reorganize with little time. They managed to shutter large parts of their branch networks and to send most of their employees to work remotely. So far, the experiment has been largely free of glitches — and instructive.
By redeploying armies of staff, lenders were mostly able to adapt to the unprecedented surge in client inquiries that accompanied the rollout of emergency state-backed loans and mortgage holidays. On top of that, banks also got a glimpse of their digital future. Now comes the hard part: hanging