Wallpaper: Like Light on the Horizon

I’m crushing on the Aurora Collection of nonrepeating wallcoverings by Calico Wallpaper. This ephemeral collection features luminescent ombré washes is 16 colorways.

Aurora Collection | KitchAnn Style

Calico Wallpaper was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customized and non-repeating wall mural.

Inspired by horizons at dawn and the phenomena of light, new Aurora papers are meant to immerse viewers in waves and washes of color.

Building upon research into the Japanese and Turkish arts of Suminagashi and Ebru that went into creating its inaugural collections, the Calico team continued to explore the art of fabric dying. Mosler creates Aurora by hand by suspending mineral pigments, such as ultramarine and indigo, in liquid and transferring them onto organic linen. The texture of the linen lends depth, and the pigments allow it to achieve a glow that appears to come from within the material.

Aurora Collection | KitchAnn Style

The 16 patterns include the popular blue-green Bayou, dawn-like Ray, and cerulean-tinged Tulum. The collection was inspired by the couple’s international travels, particularly the time they spent at the artist residency Villa Lena in Italy.

The Type II wallcoverings are customized to fit project dimensions and appears seamless when installed. The maximum width of panels is 52”. Priced at $32 per square foot.

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Be Inspired – Large Format Tile

Sometimes when designing a bathroom it can seem that there just isn’t anything new to do with the four walls. Sure, niches and art installations can be added but if your tastes are more minimalistic and modern, how do you think outside the box?

If you are Patrick Norguet, you change the shape of the box. Using thin, large format tiles, Norguet created this bath display for Equipe’Hotel. Continue readingBe Inspired – Large Format Tile

Mini Hexy is Very Sexy

Maniscalco, the Australian-rooted designer and wholesaler of high-quality glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, has released the comprehensive Victoria Metal Mosaic series.

This range includes “Mini Hexy,” which consists of 1 1/4- x 1 1/2-inch mosaic tiles delivered on 11 1/2- x 10-inch sheets. Mini Hexy  will be available in two colors – Mt. Stirling Blend and Falls Creek Blend. The Mt. Stirling Blend will debut at Coverings 2015 in April . Continue readingMini Hexy is Very Sexy

Samsung Slim Refrigerator

Samsung’s T9000 RF23J9011SR  Refrigerator is the counter-depth version  of its popular 34 cu. ft. French door refrigerator.

Samsung T9000 | KitchAnn Style

The 23 cu. ft. refrigerator features Triple Cooling System technology, which creates three separate airflows in the refrigerator and freezer, enabling optimal humidity and individual temperature control per each compartment for outstanding freshness.

Cool Select Plus

A versatile, bottom-right door can be a fridge or freezer, maximizing fresh food storage space.  . The Cool Select Plus features 4.43 cu. ft. of fresh-food storage and includes four customizable temperature settings: Fridge (41 F), Chilled (30 F), Soft Freeze (23 F), and Frozen (-9 to 1 F).

Samsung T9000 | KitchAnn Style

It boasts the most fresh food storage available in its class at 18.05 cu. ft. when the Cool Select Plus is used as a refrigerator.

Other features include an external water dispenser, slide in/flip-up shelves , a door open alarm, a built-in water filter, two crisper drawers, ice storage in its refrigerator and digital controls on its front door that show actual temperature.

Samsung T9000 | KitchAnn Style

The counter depth T9000 will be available in spring 2015.