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Sunday, October 30, 2011

White Kitchens

While technically not a color, white is the result of all colors appearing combined, representing wholeness and completion. It is the most neutral of neutrals and the easiest to decorate with as it crosses style lines and reflects light in a way that visually opens up a room like no other color. White is known to symbolize clarity, modernity and purity which typically evokes a rejuvenating feeling when it comes to interior design – the start of something new. While this is not a step by step guide on how to design a kitchen in white, you will definitely get some ideas here. The 21 white kitchens you are about to view are nothing short of a breath of fresh air, so take a deep breath and scroll on…

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Modern Style Italian Kitchens from Scavolini

What exactly makes a kitchen Italian? Well if Scavolini has any clue, we can see in the photos of their kitchen designs below that they all manifest as a work of art. Whether it be in the sleek curvature of lines or the color and design of the cabinetry, the Italian kitchen concept is open and stylishly modular. So with their newest line of kitchens they’ve stepped outside the box to create a dynamic statement on the face of their cabinets with graphic prints in different schemes that speak volumes to their edgy and bold fans.

In a world where one must be ultra creative for their work to stand out and be noticed, an unexpected graphic print or bold solid color rooted in a simple plan may be the way to go…

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kitchens from German Maker Poggenpohl

Designed with inputs from renowned German architect Hadi Teherani they have experimented with the now-not-so-uncommon concept of cooking+living. It expands on traditional kitchen design by blending kitchen duty with your overall lifestyle. In recent years the open kitchen/living room plan has captured consumer hearts for allowing the multi-tasking chef to interact with their families and guests while cooking. Added in are a lot of bells and whistles including hidden contraptions, and unique platforms for display and lighting which all together seamlessly open up to the rest of the home’s architecture.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Special & Cute Coffee, Tea, and Sugar Jar Galore!

Doesn’t it seem like home canning jars have been around to preserve things (anything!) since the beginning of time? Well they have really only been around since the mid 1800′s, but with every passing century we are still finding ways to reinvent the jar with new styles, forms and designs. Below are some really beautiful jars we found that should compliment any possible style of home decor! However, what hasn’t changed is the stuff that goes into these jars so the labels continue to read the same, and it looks like sugar, coffee, tea, and flour will always take precedence for a royal production of caffeine and baked goods! So take a look at some sweet stylish ways people are packing jars in their kitchens…
this is an interesting design and goes with country rustic decor for sure!

 A classic retro approach to jarring ingredients, and gray goes with anything!

 Back to the old school with these beautifully scripted vintage style jars.

 The original old fashioned glass jars with hinged lids and boldly contemporary labels.

This is a sweet contemporary collection of ceramic jars with wooden lids.

Looks like the designer of this collection didn’t want to leave a single product behind, well except for the “I” which contains…ice?

 So they’ve found a new way to market comic strips! Who couldn’t use a good laugh in the morning?

These cool techie designs are modern alright, and so fun with their color coordinated lids.

These cuties are made of porcelain and have labels on their eyeballs for Sugar, Tea, and Coffee!