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genetic code glasses - set of 2

by Brian Johnson $25.00

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Molecular Booze-ology

ADH1A is the very sober name for the human gene that allows your body to metabolize alcohol. And in this case, it helps you to hold your liquor in more than one way! These handsome rocks glasses are hand-etched with the pattern of molecules that makes up this toast-worthy gene. They're the brilliant creation of Brian Johnson, a designer and engineer who bridges the worlds of creativity and precision craftsmanship. A great gift for doctors, scientists, graduate students, those with a martini-dry sense of humor, or anyone containing a human genome. Made in the USA.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
23251
Made from
glass
Measurements
3.125" dia. x 3.5" H; 10 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe
  • the maker
Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

By day, Brian Johnson designs high-performance composite products for the medical and military industries. By night, his passion for creating modern, functional home goods takes over. He enjoys working with simple, sustainable materials in striking ways and applying novel approaches to everyday objects.

In the spring of 2009, Brian's Boston-based design shop was born with the goal of bringing unique new products to consumers in a responsible way. With eco-friendly manufacturing in mind, they makes every effort to source materials and services locally through other small businesses in the United States while selecting recyclable and repurposed materials whenever possible. collection

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GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (42)
  • Attractive (37)
  • Comfortable to hold (19)
  • Thick glass (16)
  • Dishwasher safe (10)

Cons

  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (30)
  • Informal (17)
  • Decorative (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Stylish (12), Frequent entertainer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (41), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (23), Husband (11), Child (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (23), Other (9), Birthday (8)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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4.0

Fun Glasses

By 

from Des Moines, IA

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable To Hold
  • Unique

Cons

  • Not Dishwasher Safe

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

My husband and I loved these glasses! We are both science nerds, and these are such a fun and interesting piece! We have loved using them the last 3 months. However, in the last week, both of our glasses have broken in the dishwasher. :( I would suggest hand washing them to ensure they stay intact!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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2.0

Etching is very faint.

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

      Great idea, good size, thick base. Unfortunately the etching is so faint you can barely see it, especially if there is liquid in it. You might as well just have regular glasses of that size.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great find.

      By 

      from State College, PA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Small

      Best Uses

      • Decorative
      • Formal
      • Home
      • Informal

      Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

      He only asked what the code meant. He enjoyed the gift. I thought it was smaller than expected.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classy and Smart

      By 

      from Connecticut

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable To Hold
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Thick Glass
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

          Bought this for my scientist husband. They are super classy and a great conversation piece. They basically make nerds cool :)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          These glasses were a hit.

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable To Hold
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            I bought these glasses for my niece who is a microbiologist and also for my nephew, a doctor. Both got a kick out of them and couldn't wait to mix up a cocktail for a friend to show them off. Very fun gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2

            By 

            from Blue Hill, ME

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Thick Glass
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Etching Slighly Faint

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            These were a gift for husband and wife geneticists

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for Science Majors

            By 

            from Bradley, IL

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable To Hold
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Not Dishwasher Safe
            • Too Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Decorative
            • Home

            Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            This was a great choice! It went over well for the recipients who majored in the sciences.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The delivery was right on time and packaged with care.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Fun for parties

            By 

            from Lenox, MA

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Feels Funky

            Best Uses

            • Whiskey Glass

            Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            This glass looks really cool and does a great job. It just feels a little funky until you've washed it a few times.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            2.0

            Genetic Code Glasses

            By 

            from Dunnellon, Florida

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

            • Etching Too Light
            • Poor Glass Quality
            • Too Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Decorative

            Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            I bought these for my daughter as she is in the feild. the etching is difficult if not impossible to read. The quality of glass in terrible. It is unique and will pass as a decorative item but barely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Makes for a great gift

            By 

            from Beaumont, TX

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commercial
              • Decorative
              • Formal
              • Home
              • Informal

              Comments about GENETIC CODE GLASSES - SET OF 2:

              This product looks great and is definitely an attention getter! Everyone enjoyed reading through the code.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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