Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 12

  • Olive Buoys by Evo Design

    January 11, 2:53 PM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    After a long day of TreeHuggering, sometimes there is no better way to relax and unwind than with a nice sturdy cocktail. Oh, who are we kidding; after a long morning of pounding the keys, sometimes we won't make it through the afternoon without a nice

  • Cool Rooms: Michael McDonough's Kitchen

    January 7, 6:26 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Wired magazine profiles the coolest rooms and features Architect Michael McDonough's kitchen. It is large and well equipped (his wife is a chef) with bamboo covered radiant flooring, aerated concrete walls and an exhaust hood designed to make this a

  • Nano, Nano, Everywhere: the Nano Dishwasher

    January 3, 6:09 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Our Japanese is a little rusty so we are not certain that the picture here is actually of the new Hitachi dishwasher that uses "nano-steam technology"- (nihon-jins check here) "This dishwasher loosens food residue from dishes using ultra-fine steam with

  • Eco Kettle by Product Creation Ltd.

    January 2, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    The Eco Kettle was invented, in the UK, by Brian Hartley and designed and developed for the marketplace by Product Creation Ltd in association with Mass Electrical Co Ltd. Eco Kettle has a patented dual reservoir, one of which holds 1.5 litres of

  • Bamboo Salad Tongs

    December 27, 2:33 PM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    Have you ever wasted time searching your infamous utensil drawer for the missing salad tong? For us, while entertaining over the holidays, we found these bamboo salad tongs to be incredibly convenient. We like how they didn’t mark our cookware and

  • Recycled Diamond Spigot Jug

    December 2, 1:48 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    This "Diamond Jug" is made in Italy, using recycled green glass. Notice the brass spigot for serving — pretty cool eh? I would definitely serve all kinds of organic punch (spiked with organic vodka) to my guests over the holidays with this number.

  • WWF and Celeb Chef Launch "Clean and Green"

    December 1, 2:32 PM by Erin Courtenay in Kitchen Design

    The World Wildlife Fund and British celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson have teamed up to launch a new line of eco-friendly cleaning products. The line, Clean and Green, uses plant-based ingredients sourced from sustainable agriculture. The WWF

  • GE's Profile, SmartDispense Dishwasher: A 4th Generation Reinvention.

    November 28, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    Dishwashers made their big debut in US kitchens during the 1970's, just as 'environmentalism' became a major force. And they were well on their way to becoming an everyday appliance just as the first big oil price shock, a.k.a the "Arab Oil Embargo of

  • Organic Hemp and Cotton Aprons

    November 23, 7:00 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    Since Turkey Day is tomorrow we’re going to start cooking tonight and thought we’d write about a kitchen essential – the apron. We found two on Rawganique, one made of 100% organic hemp and the other made from 100% organic cotton. The cotton one is a

  • Bent Ply and Bamboo Serving Trays

    November 14, 1:11 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    The green serving tray seen here is from Urbana Design and is made of molded poplar with plywood feet. It's priced at $150. Compared to plastic or metal, wood is a far less energy intensive material to use in manufacturing of products like serving trays.

  • Students Design Dinnerware for the Sierra Club

    November 10, 11:40 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    The Sierra Club has teamed up with the Parsons Design Lab to develop a collection of dinnerware and glassware. The Parsons students were inspired by the Sierra Club’s environmental mission, and designed patterns through an examination of natural

  • ZENhome Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service

    November 9, 6:42 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    Guess what all of you busy New Yorkers, do we have a cleaning service that’s perfect for you. Doesn’t it sound nice to have essential and organic oils like lavender or jasmine burning while your house is being cleaned for you? Or how about finding

  • NatureMill's Indoor Composter Is Here!

    November 3, 7:35 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Several months ago, we were excited to find this indoor composter from NatureMill. Though it sparked some spirited debate about the relative merits of electric, indoor composters, we discovered, sadly, that this model was just a prototype. Well, indoor

  • Q&A;: "Glass" Tupperware

    November 2, 6:54 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We received a question from Marcello F. that read "Does Treehugger know of any companies that make "glass" Tupperware or something to store your food in rather than using plastic? I'm thinking that it can't be the best thing for you when microwaving

  • Ekobo Bamboo Kitchenware Now Available in the US

    November 1, 7:14 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    All of us TreeHuggers in the US have been enamored with Ekobo's fabulous bamboo kitchen accessories (as we mentioned here and here) since they launched earlier this year. Happily, various incarnations of their product lines are slowly becoming available

  • Recycled Rubber Salt & Pepper Shakers

    October 30, 9:36 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Here's something recycled for Halloween — these salt and pepper shakers are made of molded food-safe, recycled rubber in France. They are washable and their heads pop-off for refilling. :: Homework via

  • Perfetto Pasta Cooker by Zevro

    October 28, 7:30 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    We always thought cooking pasta was pretty simple, but the folks at Zevro have made it even easier, and more efficient to boot. Dry pasta and boiling water go in, the lid goes on, and then you just walk away until it's done. They recommend about 20

  • Recycled Beer Bottle Tumblers

    October 26, 12:28 PM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We just came across these cool tumblers that are great for every day use or for your next cocktail party. They are made from recycled Mexican "Sol" Beer bottles in Wisconsin, making them extremely durable. A set of four is $25. Via ::design*sponge

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