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January 17, 2007

New prod

Vitra_monroe_sink Simple and elegant, the La Monroe sink from VitrA's CounterWare line is constructed from fire clay.

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January 16, 2007

Bellini Beds


Check out these two beds form Bellini Imports. More sleek than most we see, these beds look like they could float away. Just the kind of light, cushy relaxation I want when I'm sleeping. But is it just me, or is the scale a bit off on these shots? Either this model is 9 feet tall or these beds are for gnomes.


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G. Romano Miles


The new Miles daybed from G. Romano adds to the functionality of a daybed design by adding storage. A two tiered shelf is nestled in the arm. A great place to store a knick-knack or two-- keep 'em small, a remote control, or a book. Nice clean lines, simple look, tons of upholstery choices. We'd love to show you a picture of the shelf. But it's not here yet. Check out their website at

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January 15, 2007

Chiasso Sale!


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January 12, 2007

Wee decor

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A new addition to your family usually means new decor. Not overly enthused with the thought of pale pastels or blocks of primary colors in your little one's room?

Blik's line of fun and easy to apply Wee Gallery wall decals can punch up the nursery and play room. The hand-drawn animals can be applied, removed, and re-applied.

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January 11, 2007

Richard Schultz

Our favorite father and son duo Richard and Peter Schultz emailed us today with the latest on the ongoings at famed Richard Schultz Design, Inc. The man who brought us the 1966 Collection is now bringing us something we like just as much--sales.

Check out these deals on the iconic and unmatchable Petal Table and the future classic Topiary Collection.


Schultz has a few Petal tables that they can make up with remaining stock of mahogany and redwood petals. They also have second quality white HDPE (high density polyester) petals available. Contact them directly at the plant as quantities are extremely limited.

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Schultz Design has also been cleaning up their shop preparing for next season and have assembled all their remaining stock of original 1/8" thick aluminum TopiaryTM and ConfettiTM. All new production is 3/16" thick, designed to be sturdy enough for the roughest contract uses. This is a chance for you to own a piece of design history at reduced prices. Contact your local dealer, which you can find here.

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January 10, 2007

A table for all seasons

Lambda_exterior_3The Lambda table from Fuego's line of Firetables may just be the universal-climate table.

Made entirely from limestone aggregate and contrasting dark granite chips, the Lambda's smooth or textured finish can be custom colored and built to your specifications. The table's clean lines make it ideal for minimalist surroundings, and the stone material extends to durability in all types of weather.

For those of us up north the Lambda's flame will warm through the winter nights, while our counterpoints to the south can relax on their patio in front of the soothing fire.

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January 09, 2007

Not Ready for the Home of the Future?

PowersaverI’m not so sure about the Home to the Future, below, it seems like a place where our lives are centered around media options provided by Time Warner. You don't have to ever let a silly conversation with friends or family interrupt you while you're watching TV. After all, spending quality time with your family is about silently staring at other people's fictional lives played out on large screens, just check out Time Warner's fully automated Family Room for evidence.

Maybe I'm behind the times, but I thought the Home to the Future would exhibit different priorities. Isn't the country stuck with overweight children gearing up to inherit a huge energy crises? For my buck the home of the future starts with innovations of the type Nevvus Corporation launched today.

It's called the Nevvus EnergySaver, a small energy storage unit that reduces power consumption in homes by up to 10% and more.

According to Nevvus, the EnergySaver reduces the amount of power drawn from utility companies by storing (in capacitors) otherwise lost electricity caused by inductive motors in home appliances (examples of inductive motors are air conditioning units, refrigerators, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, fans, etc.).

An excerpt from the Nevvus EnerySaver press release...

The EnergySaver greatly contributes to the environment. It is an earth friendly product that helps energy conservation while saving money for the household. In a matter of seconds, anyone can simply plug the unit into any wall outlet, turn it on, and start saving money. It is suitable for use in houses, condominiums, apartments, shops, restaurants, offices, small factories with 1 phase service.

EnergySaver features include:
Saving up to 10% and more on monthly utility bills.*
Paying for itself in less than one year.*
No Installation Required - Just plug it into any wall outlet and save.
Increased Motor and Appliance Life.
UL, CE and RoHS certified and Listed.
Reduction of Power Surges.
* Results may vary ** I Phase service

We haven't used this gadget yet, so we don't really know how well it works, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. Find out more at


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Home of the Future

It's 2007 folks. The future is here and you can get there by subway--assuming you're just a train ride away from the Time Warner Center in New York City. There, for the next three weeks, where there used to be a standard lobby is the Home to the Future. Ridiculously automated, electro-mated, and remote controlled, the Home to the Future infuses technology into every part of living.

The kitchen features over 200 channels of digital cable, high speed Internet and digital phone service with free calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. In the family room bonding in front of a huge television screen wont be interrupted by pesky phone calls. The caller ID will flash across the screen, so you wont have to move a muscle to see who's calling.

The Home to the Future exhibit is fully interactive, so don't be afraid to press a few buttons when you're there. The rest of us will have to check it out online at Home to the

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January 08, 2007

Moen M-Pact Impact

Readers are loving the tidbit about Moen's M-Pact faucets in Bathroom Trends: 7 for '07.

With faucet upgrades being one of the most simple and dramatic ways to change the look of a bathroom, M-Pact gives an otherwise frustrating improvement a much needed makeover. Just unscrew your old M-Pact designed faucet and screw in the new one-- no need to venture under the sink!

Although Moen reps. had praised the common valve system that makes M-Pact work, we remained skeptical. But trying it for ourselves we had to admit-- changing the faucets really did only take a few minutes. Check out our handiwork with the Icon and Vivid faucets over an octagonal Kohler sink.



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