Latest Stories in Kitchen Design - Page 12

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    What Can You Say About a Three Year Old Coffee Grinder that Died?

    March 19, 8:10 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    It used to be, if your appliance broke down, you could take it in and get it fixed. Now that most are cheap, you just throw it away and replace it. According to a study of the yellow pages, between 1998 and 2006, the number of listings for appliance

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    Arclinea LED Greenhouse in your Kitchen

    March 14, 7:03 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Put a greenhouse in your kitchen with Arclinea's Ginger collection- special "LED lights adapted from space travel mimic the movements of the sun, allowing herbs to blossom indoors a fraction of the usual time." Coming soon to kitchen showrooms and head

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    Planetary Design French Press Travel Mugs

    March 7, 11:03 AM by Jacob Gordon in Kitchen Design

    Planetary Design makes some of the nicest looking travel mugs I've seen in a long while—maybe ever. Their line of stainless steel gear is based on the original travel French press, a brilliant idea that puts the press and the mug together into the

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    IDS07: Small Fridges Make Good Cities

    February 24, 11:17 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    Concept spaces by various designers were linked together as an exhibit at IDS, with Toronto's Donald Chong getting the kitchen. And what a gem of a kitchen it is. When one looks at architectural magazines and even TreeHugger, kitchens have become high

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    Kitchen Design: Cycle of Water

    December 22, 5:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    DesignBoom runs wonderful competitions, but you have to look at all of the entries. I missed this kitchen called Cylce of Water earlier. Designed by French team daeron isabelle + Flavie Papin + Marine Rouit + Isabelle Daëron, it integrates a water

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    U.K.'s First Recycled Kitchen

    December 5, 8:30 AM by Bonnie Alter in Kitchen Design

    This fully recycled kitchen, the first in the U.K., uses only materials of minimum 50% and up to 100% recycled content. Although it was difficult for Milestone Design, all of the materials have been sourced from within Britain. The designers wanted

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    Lock Cup: Your Sustainable Office Coffee Cup And Key

    November 6, 9:04 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Kitchen Design

    So you’ve been nagging your co-workers to get rid of the disposable coffee cups at work but some people are complaining about hygiene issues and not wanting to do other people’s dishes. The simple sustainable solution: Lockup. It’s a ceramic cup

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    Spin: Appliances That Cooperate

    November 3, 8:21 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Kitchen Design

    A juicer, a can opener, a coffee grinder—ever wonder why every appliance needs its own motor? That was the question Israeli designer Iftah Poran asked himself when he conceptualized Spin, a series of kitchen appliances which make use of the same

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    Chamba Ware for the Kitchen

    October 26, 12:48 PM by Kara DiCamillo in Kitchen Design

    We’ve expressed our feelings on Teflon. We also brought you the news earlier this year about eight U.S. companies eliminating the harmful chemical from their products. In addition to the good ole’ cast iron pieces we found some new cookware recently at

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    Clutter-free Recycling Bin

    October 26, 7:59 AM by Bonnie Alter in Kitchen Design

    Maybe part of the reason that people don't recycle is because of the mess and clutter that gathers whilst waiting for the trip to the recycling centre or the day that it all goes outside. Here's a sleek, good looking way to store all those carefully

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    Richlite: Paper-Based Countertops

    October 4, 12:49 PM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    Richlite is a paper-based countertop material for kitchens and bathrooms. It's created by treating FSC-certified paper with a phenolic resin, and then baking it to create solid sheets. The countertops have a warm feel and come in a variety of colors.

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    Elite Natural Scrubbers From Japan

    October 4, 10:37 AM by Justin Thomas in Kitchen Design

    These scrub brushes from Japan are highly effective. They're made out of natural materials and last much longer than plastic scrubbers. They just do not break apart. The scrubber on the right is a Tawashi Brush — it's a natural brush made from palm

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    Berkeley Mills Sereno Kitchen

    September 18, 7:36 AM by Lloyd Alter in Kitchen Design

    We have hugged Berkeley Mills furniture before, but they have a new kitchen design out, made from bamboo, jarrah (a sustainably harvested Australian wood) and recycled glass countertops. We suspect that the price is high, but the sustainable kitchen

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    Recycled Ceramic Coasters from Robot Candy

    August 28, 1:04 PM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    In the world of future-looking, green-shaded, TreeHugger-friendly products, drink coasters can be easily overlooked. It's important to keep glass rings off of our reclaimed-wood or FSC-certified furniture, so the coasters are a must. While making off

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    Mohammed Bah Abba And His Pot-in-Pot

    August 4, 7:30 AM by Warren McLaren in Kitchen Design

    So what's modern+green about a couple of terracotta pots? Nothing and everything. The oldest known African earthenware has been found in Nigeria, so that ain't exactly new. What does brings it up-to-date is the incredibly simple application of two

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    Bambu's Bamboo Goo

    July 28, 1:05 PM by Collin Dunn in Kitchen Design

    TreeHugger sure loves the bamboo, but eventually, even the durable, harder-than-wood surfaces (like floors and cutting boards) can start to tarnish and show some wear and tear. Thankfully, Bambu's Bamboo Goo is there to help clean it up and restore

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    The Protos Plant Fuel Stove: Cooking with Coconuts

    July 11, 6:25 AM by Warren McLaren in Kitchen Design

    We've talked before about the Institute for Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics of Hohenheim University, Germany, when highlighting solar food driers. And we’ve brought up the issue of deforestation of the Philippines for palm oil.

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    Clean Up Your Kitchen

    June 23, 6:32 AM by Bonnie Alter in Kitchen Design

    The kitchen can be a minefield when you are trying to be eco-friendly. Start with paper towels and paper napkins—a definite no-no. But how can we give up aluminium foil—it saves hours of pot scrubbing. The answer: 100% recycled aluminium foil, which


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