Tord Boontje 2009 Collection for Bizassa

Digital Memories by Tord BoontjeI’m a huge Tord Boontje fan and was very excited to find pictures of furniture pieces he designed for Bizassa Home.

The Digital Memories Collection contains three new pieces inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.  The tile patterns are named Summer Trees, Dark Waters and Night Vision.

The mosaic pattern on the Night Vision commode (right) echoes an amplified image of a pixelated black and white photograph. “We use digital images from cameras and video to capture moments of life, these become our memories. The collection…is based on the idea [that] images…trigger memories when you look at them” says Boontje.

Digital Memories Furniture Digital Memories Dark Waters

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The Next Kitchen Trend

The Next Kitchen Trend | By Ann Porter
pan-european electrolux

With consumers favoring more stream-lined Kitchen Designs,
look for manufacturers to start offering more appliances and
electronics in modular sizes.

This picture from the Electrolux Pan-European Design family
shows how the manufacturer has unified it’s brand by sizing it’s
LCD television to integrate with built-in appliances.  The
television housing matches not only in size but also in finish.

While it is unlikely that a designer will ever be able to combine different manufacturers and be able to get the finishes to match; I do look forward to seeing the various combinations larger manufacturers will start to offer.

Viking Recalls 45,000 Refrigerators

Viking Recall2Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Miss., is recalling45,000 Built-in Refrigerators because the door can detach and hurt consumers. Broken toes and fingers have been reported according to the CPSC.

The 48″ and 36″ Stainless Steel Refrigerators were sold from July 1999 through April 2006.

Check your refrigerator for the following model codes.
viking recall
To avoid injury from the door sheering off, consumers are urged not to use the product if the door is loose, sagging or not sealed properly and contact Viking for a free in-home repair. If your door appears stable you may continue to use cautiously.

Call Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

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Mirrors with Modern Glamour

A mirror is one of the most important accessory pieces for a bathroom.  Mirrors can serve to bounce light and make a windowless bath brighter.    Mirrors are a Home Stager’s favorite trick for making small bathrooms appear larger.  Mirrors can also add instant color, whimsy or grandeur to what would otherwise be a vanilla space.

I recently found a company that believes mirrors should take center stage. Made Goods creates unique mirror designs with innovative materials such as coral, shells and hammered brass.  Whether you want something that is bold, feminine or globally influenced, they have it all.

Coral is still a very hot trend right now and I love that the Giselle Mirror offers the look of natural coral without the harvesting of the earth’s natural coral reefs.

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