Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 11

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    Can Big Kitchens Be Green?

    October 3, 9:30 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We have often stated that it is hard to call big houses green, but can big kitchens be considered green? We were asked by Kitchen and Bath Business Green- a trade publication serving "the business of

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    Trinity Glass - A Merger for Beautiful Countertops

    September 29, 12:57 PM by Kristin Underwood in Kitchen Design

    At the West Coast Green conference last weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with EcoTop/EcoClad creator Joel Klippert, and Squak Mountain Stone creator Amee Quiriconi to talk about the creation of green surfaces. The two recently joined creative

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    What's Cooking in the Counter Intelligence Lab at MIT

    September 12, 2:41 PM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    The Counter Intelligence unit of the MIT Media Lab "explores technological approaches to functional, cognitive, and social support in the home, with a particular focus on the kitchen." They note that "our kitchens are far from complete and perfect.

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    Drawer Fridge Saves Energy, Protects Food

    September 4, 9:46 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We keep saying "Small fridges make good cities" and keep looking for the perfect small fridge. When we wrote about the Norcool drawer fridge, we bemoaned the fact that it had open bottoms and all of the cold air would fall out of it. Commenter

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    Tough Love: Norcool Fridge in a Drawer

    August 16, 8:45 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We always quote architect Donald Chong: "Small fridges make good cities."- the principle being that if you shop locally and fresh from a neighbbourhood store, you don't need much space. (and vice versa: if you don't have much space you shop a lot

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    GreenPan: PFOA and PTFE-free Non-stick Cookware

    August 1, 9:16 AM by Warren McLaren in Kitchen Design

    We covered the issue (once or twice) of whether aluminium cookware leads to Alzheimers and had robust discussions (once, twice and thrice) on the risks associated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in Teflon based non-stick cookware. In the latter case

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    Recycle Old Lightbulbs Into Salt and Pepper Shakers

    July 31, 7:32 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Readymade has instructions for converting old incandescent bulbs into salt and pepper shakers using old bottle caps and a little wax. I am not at all certain about this; there used to be phosphors in those bulbs and the filament was surely slowly

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    Ultrasonic Dishwasher from Bosch

    July 21, 12:57 PM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    There is often debate about which is greener, washing dishes by hand or with a dishwasher? The discussion will probably end when Bosch's new ultrasonic dishwasher goes on sale. The Patent application claims "A dishwasher machine (1), in particular a

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    The Nutcracker, Sweet

    June 22, 11:48 AM by Matthew Sparkes in Kitchen Design

    Made from two small blocks of Beech wood, one has different size holes on each surface so that nuts

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    UnTreeHugger: An Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

    June 21, 7:58 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    When looking for signs of the end of the world as we know it, one indicator might be the proliferation of useless devices that consume resources and energy for no apparent purpose. Perhaps the most egregious is this automatic paper towel dispenser:

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    Dy-rection Line: A Small, Movable Kitchen

    June 19, 2:54 PM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Taking the "less is more" ethos to a bit of an extreme, Thai designer Wiwat Pitakpongsanit's "Dy-rection Line" kitchen is a place to cook, serve, meet, party, eat, and work. The range, oven, sink, table, three stools and extendo-countertop are all

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    Fast Appliances for Impatient Cooks

    June 18, 10:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Appliance manufacturers are busy working on new appliances that cook more quickly. We thought the trend was in the other direction with the slow food

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    Pressure Cookers Revisited: Energy Saving in the Kitchen

    May 31, 9:14 AM by Sami Grover in Kitchen Design

    Back in the early days of TreeHugger we looked at a designer pressure cooker, but since then we appear to have neglected this rather useful bit of eco kitchen equipment. Yes, they do suffer a bit from that grandma image, but boy do they save energy.

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    Twist Sponges in Clever Packaging

    May 27, 10:32 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Twist makes sponges and cleaners using cellulose from renewable tree farms and enuring that 99.7% of their waste is reused. " We set out to turn the world of cleaning products on its head – combining design and environmental responsibility to create

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    SCORE: The Multi-tasking Stove, Sounds Good.

    May 18, 10:17 AM by Warren McLaren in Kitchen Design

    Take a Stirling engine, some four UK universities, (Nottingham, Imperial College London, Manchester, Queen Mary London), a leading US research centre (Los Alamos National Laboratory), a multi-national electrical goods manufacturer (GP Acoustics), an

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    HauteGREEN 2007 Sneak Peek: Bambu

    May 7, 9:00 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    Astute readers will recall that bambu was also featured in HauteGREEN last year, with their clever "Give It a Rest" series. They're back in the show this year as well (check out the rest of our "Sneak Peek" series here), with the Chop, Scoop & Serve

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    House & Garden Magazine: May 2007

    April 17, 10:04 AM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    May is kitchen month at House & Garden magazine, and nestled between style ideas from Giorgio Armani and Isaac Mizrahi are some pretty good ideas for healthy kitchens and green style at home. The "Eco Chic" column (page 66) features ideas to cook

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    Protect our Earth Glasses Recycled from Wine Bottles

    April 10, 7:24 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Since nobody seemed to like my Want/Need glass, as penance I offer the Protect Our Earth glass, each one sawn off the bottom of a bordeaux wine bottle that was "rescued" on the way to the landfill.


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