July 25, 2011

Sylvania LED Undercabinet Light with Motion Sensor Function


We have been using these LED puck lights in various places under our kitchen cabinets, and love the 3 states the puck lights have - on Bright - On Dim, and OFF. You wave your hand to toggle the light states, and they each contain a AA battery you can replace to keep them going. Also the lights use a magnet and self-adhesive tape to mount so there's no drilling. YAY! Great alternative to powered lights you'll leave on too long and take way more power to use.

At Sylvania LED Undercabinet Light with Motion Sensor Function

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February 14, 2011

Kitchen of the Future as Seen by Mad Men in 1962 - Kinda Meh


We found this rather interesting photo of the kitchen of the future as depicted in Arnold B. Barach's book, 1975 and the Changes to Come, from 1962. The dishwasher thing looks like a free standing kitchen accessory of what purpose we are not sure. Do those counters flip up? Oh 1975 how you never really saw a kitchen like this except in my school's cafeteria.

Via Gizmodo

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July 28, 2010

The Phoenix Cooktop - Blackboard Meets Retractable Hood


The Buechele Phonix is a stove top design that has a retractable hood. There are two sides to this design - on one side there's a recirculating vent, the other, a warmer. On the back? A blackboard for leaving notes to those people in your kitchen life. We love the simple yet functional design paired with actual cooking action instead of a single cooking function that seems to dominate the design.

Via Gizmodo at Beuchele

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July 20, 2010

Turn You Kitchen Countertops into Touchscreens

Photo: A counter top acts as a touchscreen display.
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All you need is a counter, projector, and a little math - and bam - touchscreen countertops in your kitchen according to new work and research at Intel.

"There's nothing absolutely special about the surface, and it doesn't matter if your hands are dirty," says Beverly Harrison, a senior research scientist at Intel. "Our algorithm and a camera set-up can create virtual islands everywhere"

The project uses real-time 3-D object recognition to build a model of almost anything that's placed on the counter and offer a a virtual, touchscreen-based menu. For instance, when you put a slab of meat on the counter or a green pepper, they are identified, and a virtual menu that includes recipes for both are shown.

Via Gizmodo

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October 12, 2006

La Cucina Alessi Kitchens

In another life, I will live in a sleek, modern loft where I can have one of these cool kitchens designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi. These four kitchens are part of the La Cucina Alessi project, which is a collaborative effort of Alessi itself and Italian companies Foster and Valcucine and Finnish company Oras.

Via Trendir

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June 15, 2006

Futuristic Kitchen


Gizmag has an article on a futuristic kitchen designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is on display in the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

The exquisite Z. Island is equipped with numerous futuristic features such as embedded heating membranes, touch control panels, sound activators and scent dispensers, LED lighting and a multimedia entertainment system, including a flat screen and an Apple Macintosh Mini for serving iTunes.

Sounds awesome. I want one.

At gizmag

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January 17, 2006

Bongos Portable Kitchen from Emme Group

You won't have to leave the backyard--everything will be in one place. It is made of stainless steel and has a three-way refrigerator, sink complete with drainer basket and chopping board, and two standard top burners.

The Living in Style project of Emme resulted in the Bongos portable kitchen concept. The Bongos mobile kitchen has everything you need to express your culinary talents indoors or out. Entertaining is made easy when you can bring the food to the guests. Your next back yard fiesta will come alive with your personal chef preparing food right in front of you.

Via Trendir at Emme Group Design

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December 7, 2005

The Perfect Kitchen Vacuum

Img52M We are always searching for the perfect kitchen vacuum. Currently our "vacuum wand" is not cutting the mustard nor dicing vegetables too well - if you get what we mean. This Miele isn't cheap at $499 but does look like it has all the settings and power we might need for a long term vacuum relationship.

Miele designed this vacuum to offer the power and quality of its larger vacuums in an exceptionally lightweight, compact design for maximum maneuverability. Choose among six power settings using a rotary dial on the canister, then use the deluxe handle, contoured to offer a comfortable grip, to guide the air-driven turbo brush head. The head gently lifts and removes dirt from low- and medium-pile rugs, while the straight-suction floor tool whisks up dirt on smooth floors. An advanced HEPA filter keeps ambient air clean. For quick access, tools store directly on the machine's telescoping wand. A long 29" cord offers maximum range.

At Williams-Sonoma

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November 18, 2005

Modular Kitchens from Henrybuilt

2Henrybuilt Modular enables you to order individual Henrybuilt cabinet system components from a carefully selected menu. Materials include bamboo, walnut, laminate and glass. Modular system components are designed and built to the same exacting standards as those in our studio line with a particular emphasis on using sustainable materials. By specifying your own standard-size components with the help of our staff, you get the sophistication of a holistically designed system at a price that may surprise you. Lead times for our modular program range from 5-12 weeks.

At henrybuilt: crafting the modern environment

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November 3, 2005

Jetsons Kitchen for Your Home

Molteni-Podium-IiWow. It's big - impressive and looks like it's from the Jetsons. What's not to like? The Podium Kitchen III is an oval shaped kitchen island that allows for the highest amount of creative expression in the kitchen along with the biggest wallet needed to purchase it. It can function as a wok, induction cook top, solid top, water basin, and has cold bottle drawers. Amazing.

Via Trendir At Molteni

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September 22, 2005

Kitchen in the Round from Snaidero

Snaidero-Acropolis-Kitchen-Thumb Why wouldn't you want a round kitchen? It's like having a huge kitchen drum set where you can rock out with a little stir fry, salad, and perhaps an apple peeling extravaganza.

The Round Kitchen is designed for the center of a room to create a total ergonomic environment. Living in a circle or walking around the kitchen while one cooks takes an entire new meaning with the round kitchen.

Via Treehugger

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September 16, 2005

Red Hot Chilli Kitchen Lights

1264Want to spice up your kitchen (seriously - what else could we possibly write)? These ultra-hot Chilli lights will add that much needed glowing ambience to your cooking festivities. We don't think our kitchen is that dull - but it could be this HOT!

At Red Hot Chilli Lights

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August 6, 2005

Weekend Reading: Renovating your Kitchen

Kitchen-After-Img30015-1Having just gone through a kitchen renovation I found this page and set of projects to be really helpful in learning about renovation in general.

"Renovating your kitchen is usually the most cost effective upgrade you can do to your home. Even in an old house, most people opt to renovate or replace rather than restore - I like the look of old coal burning or wood-burning stoves, but I want my dishwasher and garbage disposal, thank you very much. But, you can replace your kitchen in a way that is still sensitive to the age of your house."

At Renovating your Kitchen

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July 25, 2005

El-Vis Screw Stool

El-Vis Currently we've been sitting on an old stool we acquired for cheap at IKEA. Everyday I sit on the thing I pray it's the last day I have to. We've been looking around for something different in the stool category for the kitchen and we think we've found it. The El-Vis Screw Stool is a stool that has a screw-off top revealing a deep, dark hole into which you can place items like kitchen gadgets, cucumbers, or perhaps secret documents. It's also moderately price fro $79.99 at Target.

At Target Via Design Spounge

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