Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 13

  • Mud Australia: Ceramic Homeware Design

    August 17, 3:03 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Mud Australia makes simple, modern ceramic dishes, bowls, cups and other assorted products for the home. All Mud products are designed by founder Shelley Simpson and produced in her studio in Sydney. Each is hand-made from natural and non-toxic products,

  • NYC Health Dept. Says: 'Skip the Trans Fats Please'

    August 16, 9:54 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    From the City-issed press release of today: NEW YORK CITY – August 10, 2005 – "The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today asked City restaurateurs and food suppliers to voluntarily make an oil change by eliminating partially

  • Bamboo Dining Utensils and Dinnerware

    August 15, 7:45 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We know all you TreeHugger's like bamboo as much as we do so when we spotted these 100% organically grown bamboo place settings and dinnerware it made sense to write about them. Not only are they sturdy but they also biodegrade in six months after

  • Sub-Zero See-Through Refrigerators

    August 13, 11:37 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Kitchen Design

    The company Sub-Zero has a few fridges with glass doors that allow you to see what's inside. The treehugger aspect of this design is that you can make your menu without letting out the cool air. I don't have any hard numbers, but it's obvious that if

  • Dishwasher vs Handwashing: the Winner

    August 13, 3:57 PM by Christine Lepisto in Kitchen Design

    We recently covered a tip on dishwasher efficiency, but may have left you still feeling guilty or at least wondering about whether you should be pampering yourself with this labor-saving appliance. Now, thanks to a scientific study at the University

  • The Return of TranSglass

    August 12, 3:36 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    TranSglass, who we previously covered here, has relaunched their collection of recycled glassware. The line will be rereleased at the New York International Gift Fair, starting tomorrow, August 13, and running through August 18. Originally, Tord Boontje

  • Mighty OJ Juicer by Metrokane

    August 11, 9:13 AM by Che in Kitchen Design

    Fresh juice really does taste better. The Mighty OJ Juicer does everything just right. The classic retro design from the permanent collection at the MOMA features an all metal construction with a rack-and-pinion gear system, leveraging up to 600 pounds

  • Cool in the Hurricane: Dual-Fuel Refrigerator/Freezers

    August 11, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    Pictured is a combination 12V DC/120V AC/natural gas powered absorption refrigerator/freezer by Norcold. There's no traditional compressor, and it makes barely a hiss. When a violent storm takes out the grid, you have the option of changing to 12V

  • Does wine taste better in a recycled glass ?

    August 9, 2:09 PM by Erwan Pianezza in Kitchen Design

    The Metro Wine Glasses, designed and distributed by the "By Nature" London e-shop, enjoy a blending design using 100% recycled glass. If you were wondering where your bottles and various broken pieces go after you've dropped them in the specialized

  • High-end Appliances get Energy Efficient- For a Price.

    August 9, 4:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We have always wanted a US$5,100 Viking Fridge but resisted because they were not energy efficient. Now we just have no excuse at all- Viking, KitchenAid and Maytag are all coming out with Energy Star rated high end appliances, costing 50-100% more than

  • Recycled Glass Tumblers

    August 4, 3:45 AM by Warren McLaren in Kitchen Design

    Just the thing for a glass of organic guava juice, while sitting on the balcony, watching the sun sink lazily into another balmy summer evening. Uncommon Goods might call them ‘recycled glass’ tumblers but to be precise it’s reused glass—the glass is

  • Moscardino Spork

    July 26, 9:06 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    We've covered biodegradable place settings and disposable dinnerware previously, but we've never seen anything like the Moscardino spork designed by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni (see their Italian site here). Produced by Pandora Design in Italy,

  • Man Retrofits Freezer to Make an Ultra-Efficient Fridge

    July 25, 12:27 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    An off-grid experimenter in Australia, Tom Chalko, has retrofitted a chest freezer to create a fridge that uses only 100 watt-hours (0.1 kWh) per day! Why a chest freezer? Tom points out that vertical door refrigerators are inherently inefficient. As

  • Biodegradable Place Settings

    July 21, 9:42 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We wrote about disposable dinnerware from sinlessbuying.com awhile back that was made from 100% Bagasse, a fibrous pulp left over after processing sugarcane. Similar to these "party plates without problems" are these place settings found at Gaiam.

  • Valcucine Kitchen Design

    July 20, 9:12 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Valcucine builds low-maintenance, high-design kitchen accessories and hardware, complete with recycled, non-polluting components and energy efficient technologies. Founded in Italy in 1980, Valcucine, which has a showroom in New York, prides itself on

  • Kaiserflex Muffin Baking Cups

    July 12, 11:23 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We were wondering when someone was going to come up with this idea. Our friends over at design*sponge spotted these reusable baking cups, suitable for muffins or cupcakes. They can be reused for 1,000 bakings and come in a set of six for $9.99. They are

  • Colombian 'Art Coco' Bowls

    July 12, 7:00 AM by Paula Alvarado in Kitchen Design

    Well, actually Colombia based company Art Coco does more than just bowls with sandpaper-polished coconut shells, but aren't these cute? with those sweet strings across them... They're called Masinga, and we just can't get our eyes off them, and the

  • Cold-Water Coffee by Toddy

    July 11, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Kitchen Design

    Thanks to a reader who likes iced coffee as much as we do, we've found out how to save some money and conserve energy this summer. Its so low tech we're sure Sony could never figure out how to make one. So low in energy consumption, the electric company