ALUSID LTD is a new UK based company, manufacturing an exciting range of unique, highly sustainable interior and exterior architectural surface materials. ALUSID is a spin-off company from the Silicate Research Unit of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). AluSiD was the name given to launch prototype examples of the ‘Eco-material’ David and Dr Alasdair Bremner had been … Continue reading ALUSID Sustainable Materials
Viking Range, LLC is extending a recall on Dishwashers from 2012 to include 18,600 models sold in the US and Canada. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Viking is voluntarily expanding a previously announced recall of Viking 24″ wide dishwashers to include certain Model 200, Model 325, and Model 450 … Continue reading Viking Expands Dishwasher recall
Pantone Color Institute has unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors for the coming year. There are nine palettes in the PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact, a color forecast highlighting trends for the home and interiors marketplace Natural Forms: Shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy … Continue reading Are You Ready for Pantone 2016 Color Trends?
Meet Pablo and Dora from the “Handle the Art” hardware collection by Folwell Studios. These pulls are my newest design obsession. “Handle the Art” is a unique selection of pulls and knobs, all original, signed, bronze sculptures by artist Gail Folwell. Pablo measures 13 inches high by 3.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep; while Dora … Continue reading What I’m Completely Obsessed With
It’s been raining a lot the past couple of days here. If you are like me and find yourself stuck inside and trying to avoid the pile of laundry in the corner, you may find these Blogs a worthy distraction. Tile Manufacturer Daltile launched a new Blog recently called “From the Floor Up.” The blog … Continue reading Around the Web
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
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