Fighting Microfiber Pollution

Sustainable laundry: Fighting Microfiber Pollution

Microplastics and Microfibers

Research about microplastics pollution is just starting to emerge among scientists, but it is a major concern.

You may recall attention focused on banning or advocating for the discontinuation of tiny plastic particles in the form of microplastic beads from cosmetics, toothpaste and other consumer products often too small to be filtered by wastewater treatment plants.

These work their way from our sinks and showers through treatment plants and into the oceans, where they make their way into the digestive tracts of sea turtles, sea birds and fish (and, subsequently, humans).  Continue reading “Fighting Microfiber Pollution”

InSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches

InSinkErator Air Switch Recall 2018

InSinkErator is undertaking a voluntary recall of 1,400,000 air switches due to fire hazard.

We all know water and electricity do not mix so millions of homes have installed InSinkErator countertop air switches for their disposers.

Ideally, the air switch is isolated from the electrical current. When operated, the user will not experience shock if hazardous material is present, such as water on a kitchen countertop. Continue reading “InSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches”

5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

Reasons to Love Zelllige Tile - Moroccan hand-made tile

If you hear people talk about Zellige (pronounced zill-eejh)  tile you might be curious to know what hey mean. Zellige is a specific type of terracotta tile that originated in Morocco.

Moroccan Zellige tiles are so different from other types of tile that a word had to be created especially for it, namely the Arabic word الزلي, zellige or zellij which means “tile.”

Specifically, Zellige is mosaic tilework made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. The interlocking edges or “teeth” is what keeps the intricate patterns intact when repeated on larger surfaces.

Today Zellige primarily refers to traditional glazed, cut terracotta tiles from Fez, the ancient city of mosaics. The unique clay from this region is primarily composed of Kaolinite.  Continue reading “5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile”

Around the Web {February 2018}

Around the Web {February 2018}

When I’m not designing or thinking about my next post, I enjoy creative content from other bloggers. Here are some favorites and an little Link Love from this month.

Amercan Baggage

I’ve talked here on KitchAnn Style about how an addiction to searching for new items and ideas and having too many decisions can lead to problems. Cinemographer Jamie Beck shares a personal story about her thoughts, feelings and experience with food as it relates to France and the United States after gaining weight on my recent journey home. Check it out here. Continue reading “Around the Web {February 2018}”