Magnetic Artwork

motifo_refirgeratorA while ago I wrote about how you can add some whimsy and color to your kitchen with the top-mount refrigerators from Amana.  Now you can achieve new flair using your existing refrigerator with a magnetic artwork kit from Motifo 

One pack of 1296 magnetic tiles contains six colour-coded designs  for creating your own masterpiece or you can use the Motifo templates to make portraits of Audrey Hepburn, Muhammad Ali, Pink or Yoda to name a few.

A pack costs $79.95 from motifo.com, where you can also download the new design templates regularly added to the site.

Obviously you can use these anywhere they will stick.  I think they could be used to liven up a plain steel entry door or bank of filing cabinets.

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Freestanding Indoor Waterfalls

Here’s a great idea for adding the soothing sound of water and a little privacy to a bathroom without blocking out light.

This new Bellaqua Series waterfalls from Harmonic Environments are free standing making them ideal for an apartment dwelling where you don’t want a permanent installation. This waterfall series requires no external plumbing and pricing begins around $12,000.

If you closely follow the practice of feng shui you may want to place this fountain in your home office or use it to add balance to the architecture of your home.  In feng shui, water represents wealth and a well-placed water feature in one’s home or office is believed to bring good luck, health and prosperity to the people and places near where they are placed.

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Twinflex Flexible Faucet

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The Arwa Twinflex is a fun contemporary faucet with an innovative flexible spout system.

Zurich-based designer Florin Baeriswyl tops a sleek chrome base with a colorful spout that allows water to be directed where it is needed.

Inside the Twinflex a synthetic hose is encased within a metal hose, which in turn is sheathed with PVC that can be specified in orange, pigeon blue, beige-gray, or black. When the faucet is released the hose holds the position offering hands-free convenience.

The Twinflex has patented Trigon Technology that allows you to set a limit for maximum water temperature and set maximum flow rate for water conservation.

 

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Kohler Crevasse Prep Sink

What do you do when you want a prep sink in your  kitchen island but you don’t want to see a faucet rising out of the countertop?

By integrating the Kohler Crevasse Prep Sink  into your design you can have a sleek countertop thanks to rinsing technology built into the sink. 

The Crevasse Sink uses Cynchronus™ technology, which activates a strong rinsing action and the garbage disposal at the touch of a button.  Food is whisked down the silicone baffle into the disposer with no need to touch it with your hands.

If you don’t need to run the garbage disposer there is a second option for a quick rinse. 

The small stainless steel button uses Active Touch technology that is only activated by a human touch, eliminating the chance of accidental activation by a pot, pan or other item on the countertop.

I think it would be nice to see the option of a foot pedal/button for totally hands-free operation.

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