Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 12

  • 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

  • Quooker: The Boiling Water Tap

    October 4, 1:09 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Quooker is a device from the U.K. that produces boiling water via a tap in your kitchen sink. The tap produces regular cold water, until you "push and turn" to get boiling water instead. It does this by heating the water to 212°F (100°C) in a

  • Glutos Low Emission Kitchen Wood Oven

    September 25, 11:44 AM by Christine Lepisto in Kitchen Design

    For many people on this earth, a renewable fuel is near to hand and may even currently be superfluous: according to the technical agency for renewable raw materials in Germany (FNR), one third of the annual wood growth in Germany goes unused. And as a

  • Real-Life Green Kitchen Renovation

    September 21, 12:50 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    The Washington Post recently featured an interesting article detailing a real-life green kitchen renovation by a Washington, DC homeowner, Lila Guterman and her family. During the renovation, a lot of compromises had to be made between cost and using

  • Best Manual Juicers

    September 21, 12:32 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Manual juicers are handy to have in the kitchen — they don't require electricity and are relatively inexpensive. They can juice a surprisingly large variety of fruits and vegetables. Best of all, they are usually easier to clean than their electric

  • Kitchen in the Round from Snaidero

    September 21, 5:07 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We had to struggle for a moment to find a treehugger twist for this- "the concentric kitchen, designed to be in the center of the room, to meet the needs of the man who wants to have everything around him, who feels the need for a really modern approach.

  • Top Rated, Energy Star Refrigerators

    September 20, 10:48 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    In terms of quality, cost and energy efficiency, Kenmore refrigerators get high ratings from Good Housekeeping and Consumer Reports. They make many "no-frills" refrigerators which are Energy Star compliant. Kenmore fridges have factory-installed ice

  • Wolf Induction Cooktop

    September 15, 12:46 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    This new cooktop from Wolf uses induction to cook food efficiently, while the cooking surface stays cool to the touch. You must use a pan made of a magnetic material like stainless steel or cast iron. The manufacturer claims that the rate of heat

  • Low Tech Alternative To Glass-Door Fridge

    September 10, 7:36 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Kitchen Design

    In a previous post, we mentioned that a fridge with a see-through door could help save energy by keeping people from constantly opening the door to see what's inside. That's all very well, but as is often the case, a low-tech alternative exist to solve

  • Dustpan and Brush by Ole Jensen

    September 7, 11:11 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Here's some attention to designing one of more humble things around, the dustpan. While cleaning his studio with a folded newspaper in one hand, broom in the other, Ole Jensen was inspired to create this simple hand-held "dust blade". It's made of a flat

  • The Hot Fridge

    August 27, 10:59 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    When a refrigerator cools things inside, it releases heat outside (usually out the back). The Hot Fridge is an experimental design by Hae-jin Kim that makes use of the wasted heat. The condensor of the Hot Fridge is placed at the top, and heat is

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