Category: Brands

Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef-2015 Color of the Year
Brands, Trade Shows and Trends | November 20, 2014
Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef-2015 Color of the Year

 Sherwin-Williams 2015 Color of the Year Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef Three and a half months after unveiling their 2015 Color Forecast, Sherwin-Williams  introduced the much anticipated 2015 Color of the Year, Coral Reef (SW 6606).  “Upbeat, optimistic Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal”. People always wonder how a color comes to be selected as the “Color of the Year”, so I…

A Visit to the Kohler Design Center - Kohler, WI
Brands, Events | October 15, 2014
A Visit to the Kohler Design Center – Kohler, WI

The Kohler Design Center For three days last week I escaped the Southern California heat and experienced true fall – crisp temperatures ranging from 40-50 degrees, changing leaves and plenty of mums.  I was invited by Kohler Co. to their Wisconsin headquarters for their inaugural Kohler Bloggers Conference, where 21 Design, DIY and Lifestyle Bloggers gathered for 2.5 days.  During my…

The Miele CM5200 Espresso Machine
Brands, New Products | June 6, 2014
The Miele CM5200 Espresso Machine

The Miele CM5200 Espresso Machine Today is my version of “Coffee Talk” where I am discussing the Miele CM5200 espresso machine – an advanced, super-automatic espresso machine that I call the “Beast”  of all freestanding espresso machines.   As you may know, I recently traveled to New York City for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show along with Modenus and BlogTour NYC .  While there, I was the…

Prizer Custom Kitchen Hoods -Customization is King
Brands | May 6, 2014
Prizer Custom Kitchen Hoods -Customization is King

There’s nothing I like more than a bright pop of color in the kitchen – it keeps me happy and on my toes when I cook.  The photo shown above is of a BlueStar professional range with a color-coordinated Prizer custom kitchen hood .  Options – (just as the caption says in the photo below)  – Prizer Hoods is all…

Blanco Attika and Solon- Form and Function Coexist
Brands, New Products | April 29, 2014
Blanco Attika and Solon- Form and Function Coexist

Blanco Attika Sink I have this thing for architecture – I always have, which is why the minute I laid eyes on the Blanco Attika sink (above, shown with the Blanco Culina Semi-Professional faucet), it immediately struck a chord. I’m particularly practical, but aesthetics are also top on my list of priorities – especially in the kitchen. With 10mm radius corners,…

The Generation 6000 Miele Combi-Steam Oven in a New Truffle Brown Finish
Brands | April 14, 2014
The Generation 6000 Miele Combi-Steam Oven in a New Truffle Brown Finish

Last month, while in New York for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, BlogTourNYC stopped by for a visit with Miele, to preview the Generation 6000 Miele Combi-Steam Oven.  Generation 6000, which is comprised of the ContourLine, which focuses on the use of stainless steel, and Pureline,which is more minimalist and architectural in style. The beauty of Miele’s Generation 6000…

BlogTourNYC- A Visit With DXV by American Standard
Brands, Events | March 30, 2014
BlogTourNYC- A Visit With DXV by American Standard

After only about 2 hours of sleep and God knows how many glasses of wine I drank the night before, I was up and ready to face Day 2 of BlogTourNYC.  First stop that morning was the New York City Flower Market on 28th Street between 6th and 7th.  I wrote a full blog post about it for the first…

MASHstudios introduces the Special Edition "Metals" Collection to the PCH and LAX Series Lines
Brands | December 13, 2013
MASHstudios introduces the Special Edition “Metals” Collection to the PCH and LAX Series Lines

MASHstudios Earlier this week I was invited to the unveiling of the Special Edition “Metals” Collection, a new addition to MASHstudios‘ widely popular PCH and LAX series lines.  Hosted by Bernard Brucha, MASHstudios Founder, and Dwell Magazine West Coast Editor, Erika Heet, not only were we among the first to preview the newest additions to the MASH LAXseries and PCHseries lines, but those in attendance…

Christopher Guy - Luxury Lifestyle Furnishings for the International Jet Set
Brands, Home Furnishings | November 17, 2013
Christopher Guy – Luxury Lifestyle Furnishings for the International Jet Set

Earlier this week I posted about the soon to be released, ultra-glam Rolls Royce Wraith, so today I am ending the week in style with the interior design equivalent – a stroll through the über-luxe Las Vegas showroom of Christopher Guy.  Christopher Guy started his business over twenty years ago producing mirrors, but has since evolved into a successful and…

Appliances Thoughtfully Designed for Our Changing Lifestyles
Brands, New Products | November 14, 2013
Appliances Thoughtfully Designed for Our Changing Lifestyles

When I last wrote about my visit to the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville KY,  I shared my experience cooking on the GE Monogram Dual Fuel Professional Range. While I had a great time cooking on the pro range, nothing prepared me for what I was to come across on Day 2 of my visit – Advantium speedcook technology.  I…

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