Leave it to the Italians to create a new appliance masterpiece. Smeg and Fiat joined forces to create a new refrigerator for the FIAT 500 Design collection.
“I’m really happy that, we’re launching this product. It is the result of years of work, and it reawakens a historical collaboration between Smeg and Fiat, and not forgetting the creativity of Italia Independent – says Lapo Elkann – The Fiat 500 is an Italian icon that from now can even be found in another dimension, in bars and peoples living rooms all over the world”.
Starting in June the ‘SMEG 500’ fridge can be ordered directly on the www.fiat500design.com site and will be available in white, red and green finishes.
The new Dacor Discovery WineStation is the first automated, temperature controlled, 4-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system designed specifically for the home market.
This innovative wine station allows you to choose the right wine and just the right amount with the simple touch of a button. The must-have for those who don’t always drink a full bottle of wine, the Dacor DYWS4 Discovery WineStation makes a perfect addition to your home.
The WineStation’s Argon gas preservation system allows you to open and enjoy a variety of wines and vintages for up to 60 days without the need to discard or consume unused portions.
Three pour sizes are offered – taste, half and full glass. Pours can also be adjusted from 1/4 to 8 ounces. The programmable display also allows you to show the wine type, wine year and variety – a great feature when you are entertaining.
The WineStation can sit on the counter as a free-standing element or can be built in to cabinetry using the optional DACOR WineStation trim kit.
The Discovery WineStation is also easy to clean. The CleanPour heads and pick up tubes can be rinsed for a quick clean but they are also dishwasher safe if you want to be more thorough.
MSRP is about $5,300.00. This unit looks like it is manufactured for Dacor by California-based Napa Technology, LLC.
It’s quite evident that Nathan Hunt, founder of Hunt Studios is quite passionate about what he does. The rest of his team is a dazzling array of talent from master carvers and architectural sculptors to illustrator and metalsmith.
I’m in love with their modern relief tiles. They are large-scale and honestly, too elegant for words.
The large tiles – some 24″ x 24″, are hand-made from gypsum, stone or cast materials such as bronze. The relief tiles can be used for walls or other vertical surfaces for both the interior and exterior.
Hunt uses an electric chisel to carve a limestone tile.
This photo is what made me fall in love with Hunt Studios. Custom work is their specialty. Prices start at $330 a square foot.