Design in 2017 Will be More Authentic

Modern dark Farmhouse | KitchAnn Style
As we look in the rear view mirror at 2016 we greet 2017 with the desire to reboot, reprioritize and seek authenticity.

PANTONE understood these needs when they selected Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Continue readingDesign in 2017 Will be More Authentic

Virtual User Experience Technology (VUX)

Grundig VUX | KitchAnn Style
For the next several years there’s going to be a continual debate about the types of technology and how much of it we want in our home.

Kitchen designers used to only have to worry about incorporating a television in a kitchen and a knee space for the “cookbook area” often called the lady’s desk. Open floor plans and personal devices have eliminated much need for the a kitchen television. Continue readingVirtual User Experience Technology (VUX)

The Pico Beer Brewing Appliance

Pico Home Brew | KitchAnn Style
Last fall I wrote about Whirlpool’s Vessi Beer making machine. If you found having to make your own beer recipe too taxing then this personal brew machine from PicoBrew could be right for you.

Almost 7 years ago Bill Mitchell left Microsoft to co-found PicoBrew, Inc. with brother Jim Mitchell, and engineer Avi Geiger with the goal of  popularizing hyperlocal craft beer production with the world’s first fully automatic all-grain beer-brewing appliance – the Zymatic.

Fast forward a few years to PicoBrew’s third product, Pico, launched on Kickstarter to offer brewing beer at home so easy that anyone— Continue readingThe Pico Beer Brewing Appliance