Posts tagged kitchen

Trends For the Kitchen – What’s Cookin’ For 2013

I haven’t bought a home, or anything bigger than an armoire, but I hear that the kitchen is often the selling point in a house. It makes sense. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen. Whether or not you’re buying a house, kitchens are the most heavily trafficked area of a house. A lot of hanging out and entertaining occurs here – so keeping the look modern is important. I’ve complied the up-and-coming kitchen design trends for 2013. These trends are perfect for bespoke cheap kitchens and kitchen remodels.

The new neutral – Designers are replacing the basics: white, cream, tan, and gray with green. You heard right, you can use green as your new neutral. Build a beautiful palette of colors around green!

Light the room – LED lighting is a real trend taking hold in kitchens across the country.
image of led lighting in kitchen

Non-traditional woods – Steer clear of cherry and maple woods. Alder, birch, oak, walnut, and bamboo are the new norms for cabinetry.
walnut wood kitchen

Hide it away – Integrated appliances like drawer-style fridges, and fridges, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers fronted to match the cabinetry give a clean look. We can now hide most of the ‘operations,’ and our kitchens.
kitchen appliance integration

Mixing it up – Designer David Bromstad says a collected, eclectic look is all the rage in design right now. Mixing kitchen finishes is a great way to get the collective look.
mixed material kitchen

Nostalgia – Wall murals and prints work great as small focuses between cabinets and behind breakfast nooks.

Glass backsplashes – No seams, no grout, easy to clean—what more could you want? How about luminous, reflective colors? Back-painted glass backsplashes win on all counts.
image of glass backsplash

Ikea Photoshoot by Carl Kleiners

I first wrote about Carl Kleiner’s last year when he released the best food styled cookbook. He just did a new shoot for IKEA. This shoot reworks the Ikea’s new kitchen range into intricate patterns. Pretty cool!

image of carl klein ikea

image of carl klein ikea 2

image of carl klein ikea 3

image of carl klein ikea 4


Colorblock Thursday

Who doesn’t love a little color to get them through the grueling workweek.

Here are some of my favorite color inspirations today!

image of colorblock kitchen

This might as well be called the Pantone color kitchen. I really dig this look, especially with the strangely clean counter and tabletop. I think the look could easily go south if countertop appliances and accessories aren’t white, great or a very basic color. I admire anyone who can pull this look off int their kitchen!

image of Colorblock Fashion 2010

Here are some of the best of the best colored pieces this year.

  • Sergio Rossi Block-Color Sandals, $277.50, available at
  • Forever 21 Colorblocked Sheath Dress, $13.99, available at
  • Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Leather Sandals, $1,495, available at Balenciaga Boutique NYC
  • Derek Lam Colorblock Dress, $1,390, available at Barneys.comimage of colorblock bedroomFinally, so fun way to play up an otherwise white bedroom.

Hembakat är Bäst from IKEA and Carl Kleiner

image of Hembakat är Bäst

IKEA has released a cookbook titled “Hembakat är Bäst” (translation: Homemade is Best). IKEA collaborated with photographer Carl Kleiner to produce this book, which hands down, has some of the best styling and photography for a cookbook. Hembakat är Bäst is filled with 30 recipes for baked goodies broken down by ingredient.

It’s pretty difficult for me to guess what baked good the ingredients photographed below belong to – but I find the images artists, so I thought I’d share them with you here!

image of Hembakat är Bäst flat cookies
image of Hembakat är Bäst napolean
image of Hembakat är Bäst princess cake
image of Hembakat är Bäst vanilla horns

There are some images of items you’ll recognize in the cookbook too. Now that I think about it, this cookbook could make a really great gift idea!

image of Hembakat är Bäst fruit tarts
image of Hembakat är Bäst gingerbread cookies

GoVinoWine Glasses

GoVinowine Wine Glasses make unbreakable, recyclable wine glasses ($3 each). The glasses are made of a polymer composition (aka plastics), which sounds cheap but the producers claim it flatters your drink the way crystal does. Plus you can be green and recycle these glasses when they lose their luster.

Bite Silverware by Mark Reigelman

Bite Silverware by Mark Reigelman

Bite knife, fork, spoon by Mark Reigelman

Bite Silverware by Mark Reigelman

This unique silverware called “Bite” was designed by Mark Reigelman to draw attention to the ongoing global eating problems. Starvation and obesity are dangerous diseases which must be addressed. As some people refuse to eat, driving themselves to exhaustion, or starve because they are unable to earn their bread, others are eating fat-calorie food. Mark A. Reigelman II sincerely hopes to draw attention to these two issues through his design project.

The silverware is original and eye catching and I hope his designs do get recognized.

Hydration Station – Sweets Glass Water Bottle


Pottery Barn launched their new Sweets Glass Water Bottle ($29). The stylish container quells the impulse to buy convenience store water. Simple fill bottle with water for the tap, can and go.

Check out other reusable products featured on Style Bust.

Moustache Mugs by Peter Bruegger


The Moustache Mugs ($18.95/each) by Peter Bruegger. Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favourite tea or coffee. Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favourite masculine expression! Choose between feisty Fu-Magnum, ambigues Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot.

You should also consider wearing matching moustache bandages while drinking from these mugs…

Go to Top