Minimalist Sinks

Axolute, an Italian company dedicated to creating innovative bathroom products, has created quite a buzz for itself with the showing of their patented Horizontal Integrated Siphon (HIS) at Salone de Mobile and FuoriSalone.

A tiny slot under the front rim of the sink allows water to drain (hoizontally) under the basin into a pipe in the wall. 

These incredible sinks come in Stainless Steel, enameled steel or colored Corian versions. 

Since no unsightly drains are below these sinks they are also ideal for bathrooms required to meet ADA guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clever Kitchen Storage

I don’t normally talk about kitchenware but I really love Nest 8 from London based Josheph Joseph

Nest 8, designed by Morph duo Bill Holding and Ben Cox, is a fun mix of colorful nonslip mixing bowls, measuring cups, colander and a sieve that all nest together. 

Smaller sets, Nest 5 and Nest 3, will be available with Nest 8 this October.  Each set has it’s own unique bowls and kitchen accessories.  If the multi-colored set is too much for you, all white sets will be offered.

This is the utilmate set of kitchenware combining intelligent design and space conscious living.  Every small kitchen could use at least one set.

 

 

 

 

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Preparing for a Storm

If people make a run on emergency supplies and the store shelves are empty try these little tips.

Your top-loading washing machine can be used as an extra cooler.  The built-in drain is very convenient.

Heavy appliances like the oven and dryer are great for storing items you can’t pack up.  Just remember to take them out before the next time you turn the oven on.

Solar powered garden lights are a great way to light your home at night without adding heat.

Putting a hot water bottle out in the sun during the day will give you warm water to wash your face.

Your SUV may use a lot of gas but it makes a great make-shift tent for sleeping.

Lastly, the number one thing people forget to stock up on…condoms.  Remember all the hurricane babies after Charley?

New Geometric Tile

Arestone | KitchAnn Style
Geometric Tile | KitchAnn StyleCuban-American designer Tomas Frenes has created Arestone decorative tiles.

These 12×12 decorative tiles are made from  natural elements to give a sandstone finish.  The modules can be installed as is or painted to suit any interior.

With nods to geometry, nature, Zen Buddhism and Frank-Lloyd Wright, these tiles can go almost anywhere.