Around the Web

I can’t easily post while I’m out of town, thanks to the generosity of Brizo, so I have compiled some interesting posts from around the web.

There’s a great post from Style Sheet Blog on small dining spaces.  The photos are quite lovely but what really caught my eye was the folding table that doubles as a picture frame. These tables are not a new idea but the way the legs disappear when upright is nice and the poster insert adds a modern touch.

Staying on the modern theme, Modern Home Interiors features a sleek glass vanity by Antonio Lupi.  The Briliante vanity features 20mm thick glass top and sides with an integrated bowl.  A small storage cabinet situated below the vanity holds bathroom necessities. The Dama mirror is featured above the vanity.

I personally need much more storage in my bathroom and I could probably never keep the glass clean.

Michelle from My Notting Hill talks about mosaic tile as art.  With large format tile the trend for interior floors, we often don’t think about putting beautiful  mosaics anywhere other than the bathroom or the kitchen backsplash.

Her blog features some new patterns from New Ravenna Mosaics and Stone – which I am a huge fan of.

For an in-depth look at the history of Mosaic Tile  Linda Merrill posted  a great article on the Surroundings Blog.

These days it’s best to invest your money in the areas of your home that will get the most show.  Showing off your expensive taste is best done without trying too hard, unless you are a Hip Hop Mogul, but instead investing in a few special pieces.

I highly recommend checking out the Magic Rug.  These gems from Sicis combine the beauty of hand-cut, artistic Italian mosaics with the flexible format of a throw rug. The glass mosaic is mounted on a polyurethane base that can be attached to the floor or left as a movable object. Seemingly endless possibilities include  florals, classic patterns, and contemporary motifs in a variety of formats—including circular, square, and oval—can be customized with 80 colors and an assortment of effects (iridescent, transparent, or opaque)

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Liebherr Recalls 24-Inch Refrigerators

Liebherr is recalling built-in 24-inch wide single door refrigerators due to faulty hinges that allow the door to become detached.

These 24-inch wide single-door refrigerators come individually or as the refrigerator compartment of side-by-side combinations in models SBS 240, SBS 245, SBS 24I0 and SBS 24I5.  The single door model numbers are R 1400, RB 1400, RI 1400 and RBI 1400. You will find the model number on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator.

The refrigerators, made in Germany, were sold between January 2005 and November 2009.

These refrigerators have a screw locking devices which can malfunction in a way that the door hinge pin can become loose. In the situation where an appliance is equipped with a door stopper device, the door may remain attached to the appliance despite the loosening door hinge pin.

Liebherr says you may continue to use your refrigerator if the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly.

Of course, if it is loose you will want to schedule your free in-home repair as soon as possible by contacting Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.


CPSC Recall Notice

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Faucets and Fashion Week

I am super excited this week to be included in a group of noted designers/bloggers attending a product seminar and a Fashion Week Show in NY as a guest of Brizo. You may remember their add campaign with women in gowns designed by Jason Wu (he designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown). If you don’t I’ve posted it below.


“Fashion to me is not just about clothes but a full lifestyle. The Jason Wu woman is interested in architecture, art, technology and culture, in addition to fashion.”–Jason Wu

Red Gowns by Jason Wu, Jason Wu 2010 Spring Inspiration Photo by Tara Donovan via Vogue, Brizo faucet sculpture

Brizo takes its name and inspiration from a Greek goddess known as an enchantress and a soother who served as a guide for mariners in ancient times. When asked a question, she would answer in the form of a dream. Hence Brizo’s tagline: “Open your eyes and dream.”

Brizo®, the faucet brand for the fashion forward, meets the demand for aesthetics and performance with a collection of distinctively designed faucets and related products that create a fashion statement in the home.

I’ll post more about their new faucets after the product training. Follow my Twitter Posts for the latest updates.

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