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Eurocucina trend: Industrial Vibe

4.8.14 Salone Minaccio10 (72)

I’m still processing the photos and impressions of the Furniture Fair/Kitchen Show (Salone del Mobile/Eurocucina) from Milan last week. Without a doubt, this is one of the best shows I’ve attended. While I attended as a member of the BLANCO Design Council, I’m already making plans to attend another show in the future? Why? The […]

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A small taste of Milan Design Week 2014

Salone del Mobile Milano

I have returned from Milan with over 700 photos and an awful head cold, so the long posts will have to wait. First impressions of the show: Inspiring Elegant Whimsical Milan truly is all about design. This show, the Salone del Mobile 2014 is laid out to inspire and innovate and just be…for no other […]

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Design: It’s all about Espresso

I Saloni - photographer: Alessandro Russotti

Expresso started as a misspelling of espresso, which came to English from Italian and refers to a strong, pressure-brewed coffee. But because expresso has so often appeared in place of espresso, we can perhaps consider it a variant. And indeed, some dictionaries now list it as such. This doesn’t change the fact that many English speakers consider expresso wrong, however, and some will […]

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A Reader Asks: Cabinet handle size?

Note the larger handles on the pantry and large drawers.

…I’ve been making decisions pretty quickly and easily after reading about whatever it is that is the current decision.  I’ve stumbled now toward the end on something I thought would be easy — cabinet hardware.… two large cabinet doors 18″ wide by 62″ high. nestled one side of refrigerator is the pantry and on the […]

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3 Facts Kitchen Pros Wished You Knew

damaged cardboard box

1) Although packing and shipping are better than ever, there is always damage.  The surprise pot hole, the icy streets, an ill-packed truck, a careless loader–these aren’t surprise occurrences. I always expect something damaged. Always. Cabinets always come with a chip or two; this is why we use experienced cabinet installers who can fix items […]

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More finds from KBIS

Metrie Display at IBS

My apologies for the lack of posting last week: the day job work load got a bit hefty and my next book is almost ready. More on that later. In the meantime, I thought I would show you a couple more finds from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas last month: Ditra-Heat […]

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