The Vinotemp Cava credenza is the perfect solution for serving and storing your wine collection when you don’t like the look of a stainless steel and glass box.
The Cava Credenza has the ability to hold up to 36 bottles in two independently controlled refrigerated units, up to 18 wine glasses in the central hanging stemware racks, and all of your favorite wine accessories in its 3 storage drawers.
The Cava Credenza has dual thermoelectric cooling systems with 53° to 64°F temperature range and soft interior lighting to beautifully display your favorite wines without adding heat. It is available in two finishes: Espresso and Rich Maple.
The Credenza is 54″ wide, 22″ deep, 40″ high and weighs close to 250 pounds. Pricing is set at $1,780 plus $415 freight. It does not meet CA prop. 65 regulations.
While this credenza does not hold a lot of bottles, I think the use of furniture feet give it a lighter appearance than other models on the market. I’d prefer if one cooler could handle large or oddly shaped bottles. If you place a champagne bottle in this credenza you will most likely reduce the overall bottle capacity that can be stored.
The new Cubix Vessel from JSG Oceana, LLC is a top mount vessel measuring 15.75″ x 15.75″ x 4.5″ h. The “Cube” pattern is quite striking and adds a 3-Dimensional to the bath. The Cubix vessel is available in the following colorations: Crystal, Crystal Reflections, Champagne Gold, Black Nickel, and Fawn.
JSG Oceana sinks are made of “Hard Roc” Glass, a unique formulation of borosilicate glass created by Jeannette Specialty Glass for Oceana. All of their glass bathroom sinks are easy resistant to stains, scratches, and thermal shock (heat.) JSG Oceana Glass is non-porous making it very hygienic and easy to clean.
All JSG Oceana glass sinks are made in the USA and are offered with matching glass tile.
The Cubix vessel will be on display at the Kitchen&Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas February 4-6 in JSG Oceana Booth N327 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Clarke Products, a leading private label manufacturer to popular household brands like Whirlpool®, Ferguson®, Rapsel® and American Standard®, is introducing a new line of solid cast acrylic baths that will be targeted direct to consumers and specifiers under the Clarke Architectural brand.
The Clarke line of solid cast acrylic bath products will include sculptural free-standing tubs, shower pans and lavatories. Their new solid cast acrylic bath line is high-end. Expect pricing to be in the range of $6,500 and up.
Clarke will pull from the talent of world-class designers and architects to design their new collections. The Crystalline collection is designed by Hariri & Hariri, a New York based multi-disciplinary design firm. The solid cast acrylic baths have natural stone-like finish and are available in white matte or polished finish.
“There is a need in this industry for unique design and we want the Clarke Architectural brand to reflect design innovation.” ~Don Clarke, President
The Clarke Architectural line will be on display at the Kitchen&Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas February 4-6 in Booth N173 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Ever since Android was released, there have been attempts to build it into appliances. None of these products have kicked off the era of smart appliances we’ve all been dreaming about, but Dacor is back at CES this year with yet another Android-powered appliance in its Discovery iQ series.
The 48″ range comes with a 7″ Android powered tablet built into the control panel complete with the ability to run apps. The Wi-Fi connected range comes with Dacor’s iQ Cooking App which provides the user “with tools they require for precision cooking.” It allows home chefs to control the range with their tablet or smartphone to do such things as conveniently preheat the oven, change a cooking setting or receive a text message when the meal is complete.
“The new range combines the cooking precision our customers have enjoyed for nearly 50 years with a first-of-its-kind Dacor Cooking App and iQ Controller, providing a convenient, connected cooking experience.”
The Dacor Discovery iQ range does has built-in safety features. For instance, whenever someone is using the range via the built-in tablet, all users connected from other rooms will be kicked off the controls. The oven also cannot exceed a certain temperature when controlled from the app. The top burners also can’t be controlled via the mobile app.
The Discovery iQ 48″ Dual-Fuel Range is priced at $11,999 MSRP and will be available nationwide in June 2014. A 36″ range is supposed to be released next for $4,299.
Let’s hope that the specs on the tablet are updated from Android 4.0.3, 512MB of RAM and 1GHz Exynos processor.
I’ve been avoiding writing about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid 18-3224 because most people don’t like it.
So I’ve been asking myself how did Pantone miss the boat on this color? The 2013 COTY, Emerald, was a smash hit. People were racing to create whole Pinterest Pages around the color. It’s January and I can’t find a single person excited about the color. Radiant Orchid must have some great applications.
Pantone describes the color as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
I guess you can pull this color off if you are a rock star…
…or the daughter of one.
I just don’t think this color will survive past the 2014 spring lines so I wouldn’t make a large wardrobe investment in this color even if Pantone says it looks great against the skin for men and women. I might splurge for a mani like this one though.
The Wedding industry seems to love this color and why wouldn’t they – Orchids are great bridal flowers.
The color is seductive when paired with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink giving wedding planners and stylists opportunities to create romantic makeup, colorful accessories, and vibrant tablescapes.
It’s never good to be too trendy with your decorating choices. If you choose to decorate with Radiant Orchid it’s best as an accent or used in a lighter shade with lots of neutrals for larger scale items.
This is my favorite photo for Radiant Orchid in the home. I like how the art pops against the neutral room.
How would you use Radiant Orchid in your home?
With the Wood-look ceramic trend on fire it’s not too surprising to see innovations from the installation side.
In the quick-laying category, the Fast Collection from Italian manufacturer Del Conca, is a ceramic tile collection that can be put down quickly over any existing floor surface without the use of mortar or grout.
The tiles in this patented collection are snapped together and create a continuous surface without joints. This system can also be uninstalled and reused.
Three collections are available within the Fast Connect Line; Monte Napoleone Fast, Saloon Fast and Forma Fast. Monte Napoleone and Saloon offer plank tiles that look like wood. The Forma collection looks like cement planks.
This tile is marketed to the DIYer and is carried by Home Improvement Stores.
Del Conca will start manufacturing this tile in Loudon Tennessee in 2014 in their new 320,000-square foot facility. Currently 75% of Del Conca tile is exported to the US.
Hello, Darling. Where have you been?
I absolutely adore these whimsical lights from Ingo Maurer and want to share it with my readers.
The Johnny B. Butterfly and the J.B. Schmetterling (Schmetterling is German for butterfly) lamps feature realistic butterflies, moths, and dragonflies created by California artist Graham Owen.
The J.B. Schmetterling is the deluxe version of the smaller Johnny B. Butterfly. The larger J.B. Schmetterling (18.11″H x 12.59″DIA) is a limited edition fixture. The pendant lamp has a white 3D-printed ring shade that shields a 70 watt halogen bulb. Eight, highly detailed, handmade insects are attached to the ring and seem to be attracted to the light.
The smaller Johnny B. Butterfly sits a teflon ring with three insects. Both the light bulb and the teflon ring are the original Johnny B. Good fixture from Ingo Maurer.
The Johnny B. Butterfly retails for $3,600 and the J.B. Schmetterling retails for $7,000.00.
Also available in limited edition is the J.B, Dragonfly in red.
Saturday seemed to have snuck up on us on Blogtour. How did the time pass so fast? With the morning free to do as we pleased, Corey Klassen and I hopped on the Tube and headed to Westminster Abbey. After waiting in the que for a while we had jus enough time to make a quick run through before we needed to meet up with the group. Too bad photos aren’t allowed to be taken inside.
Westminster Abbey is a treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artifacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated.
We made our way to the Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane, Spitafields, where we were confidant we would be able to find good food for lunch. I selected Pad Thai and it was just what I needed after my breakfast on the go. Along the way we collected some photos of great graffiti work.
The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses and a bar. It encompasses 19 buildings, linked by a series of alleyways and courtyards, but the main area – the Boiler House – is easily identified by its 160 foot chimney with ‘Truman’ written up the side.
We met our BlogTour group at Tent London and sister show Super Brands, part of the London Design Festival, in its seventh year at the Old Truman Brewery.
Tent London and Super Brands are often described as one of the most creative parts of the London Design Festival. It’s a place where you can see smaller one-off designers who are creators showing their best in contemporary design next to temporary showrooms for big names like Jacuzzi and Ligne Roset.
Tent London also contained smaller shows within the show itself such as 100% Norway, Super Design Gallery, Brink, Vernacular by The Crafts Council of Ireland and The Craft Market.
This is another show where I gravitated toward lighting – especially the hand-made fixtures. A few show stand-outs included Welsh weave designer Louise Tucker‘s hand-woven lighting collection from sustainable veneer, Eco artist Sarah Turner who makes incredible lighting from recycled plastic bottles and Glass artist Péter Borkovics.
Our design filled day was capped off with a quick walk to a Electra House, famed designer Lee Broom‘s first dedicated retail space. We were graciously welcomed to the showroom by Broom who shared his adjacent design studio with us. The design boards were incredible – especially the one for Christian Louboutin’s posh new boutique at Harrods.
During last year’s London Design Festival Lee Broom launched his Crystal Bulb Shop – a general store complete with a sawdust floor. This year the Crystal Bulb Collection includes a frosted version, a table lamp, and a cluster chandelier that features varying bulbs suspended at different heights. A new wooden pendant and table lamp are slated to launch soon.
“The shop is actually in my own studio and it’s become a tradition now to totally transform the space each year. The building’s called Electra House and it used to be an electro-plating factory where they used to do a lot of the Corbusier pieces.”