As a designer I’ve been very happy with the improvements in touch-latch hardware. Also referred to as Invisible or Magnetic latch hardware, I would try to discourage customers from using touch-latch hardware because they were not very reliable and always seemed to break. Touch latch hardware comes in two versions – Magnetic and Mechanical. The more common … Continue reading Incorporating Touch-latch Hardware
The Sub-Zero Group’s Wolf Appliance brand has partnered with Hamilton Beach to create a collection of housewares for the kitchen.
We install banquettes in our homes for many of the same reason restaurants use booths – they are efficient uses of space. We enjoy sitting in banquettes because of their intimacy and comfort. The built-in bench seating, sometimes referred to as nook seating, is a great place to gather for a casual meal, settle in for homework … Continue reading 7 Fresh Kitchen Banquettes
This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy. Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ. The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The … Continue reading Around the Web
Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss. is recalling about 60,000 gas ranges sold in the US and Canada because the oven can potentially turn on by itself and cause burn and fire hazards. A wide range of appliance sizes and configurations are involved in this recall notice. The freestanding gas ranges were sold in stainless steel, black, white and 21 … Continue reading Viking Range Recall
I recently attended the Coverings trade show in Orlando. It was a terrific show with so much to see. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display the latest in colors, trends, manufacturing and technology. There were a few stand-outs in design trends this year. Here’s the rundown. Shape: Hexagon Once considered more “retro” … Continue reading Tile Trends 2015
Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back … Continue reading TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging