Old World Style Kitchens

Old World Design Inspiration | KitchAnn Style

If your taste in decor is more Old World than Contemporary but you find hunting down antiques can be a bit tiring then look no further.  Habersham Home’s custom cabinetry in rich finishes and hand-painted lacquers combine to bring you seamless livable looks with modern conveniences such as concealed built-in refrigerators.

Habersham likes to refer to their kitchen furniture as having “Grand European Casual Styling.”

Old World Kitchen Cabinetry | KitchAnn Style

Old World Kitchen Cabinetry | KitchAnn Style

Kitchen Tools with Air-Cushioned Handles

If you think a kitchen utensil is just a kitchen utensil, grab hold of an AR+COOK (pronounced Art & Cook) creation.  AR+COOK tools feature an air-injected, rubberized handle that feels reassuring.

Inspired by the air chambers in the soles of running shoes, AR+COOK has created the O2 Series with air-cushion handles manufactured with pockets of pressurized air around a zinc core.

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While some people think these gadgets resemble a movie prop from a David Cronenberg movie, people won’t be able to resist picking one up and using it – and I’m all for help in the kitchen however it comes about. 🙂

Universal Toilet

Univesal toiletHave you ever looked at something and wondered why it took so long for someone to create it?  That’s how I feel about this universal toilet.  It is more elegant in design and more functional than any product currently on the market.

The designers, Changduk Kim and Youngki Hong of Korea, designed this toilet to address the emotional components of being disabled. Their view is that by creating a toilet that is equally useable by everyone, there is no longer a need for special signage or for disabled people to feel singled out by dedicated facilities.

Wheelchair users don’t need to turn or twist but can simply slide forward off the wheelchair directly onto the toilet. There is a chest board they can lean against for added stability and comfort. Handles on the chest board can also be helpful when standing or transferring to and from the wheelchair. For people that have limited dexterity or strength and the able-bodied, the chest board becomes a backboard to lean against.

The toilet is wrapped in steel to prevent damage to the toilet’s finish from possible wheelchair contact. Surfaces on the toilet that come in contact with the human body are treated with a special coating to mitigate coldness.

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