Posts tagged kitchen
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.
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.
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.
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!
Who doesn’t love a little color to get them through the grueling workweek.
Here are some of my favorite color inspirations today!
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!
Here are some of the best of the best colored pieces this year.
- Sergio Rossi Block-Color Sandals, $277.50, available at Outnet.com
- Forever 21 Colorblocked Sheath Dress, $13.99, available at Forever21.com
- Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Leather Sandals, $1,495, available at Balenciaga Boutique NYC
- Derek Lam Colorblock Dress, $1,390, available at Barneys.comFinally, so fun way to play up an otherwise white bedroom.
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!
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!
GoVinoWine.com 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.
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.
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.
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…