Designer Spotlight: Hansgrohe and Axor Water Dream

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The architect Oki Sato is the man behind the playful, humorous designs from the Japanese design studio Nendo. “My designs are always sleek and minimalist – but never cold,” explains the Canadian-born architect. “I always start with the stories behind the object.” This then leads to moments of awe – as Nendo likes to play with the boundaries and loves those little moments of initial surprise. At the same time, the products should be intuitively understandable. Continue reading

Chromotherapy: How Color Can Affect Your Health

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We all know that colors can have various effects on or moods and emotions, but did you know that they can also have an effect on your health and well-being? Looking a little deeper than surface psychology, researchers are discovering that different colors change our energy, which in turn connects to our sense of wellness and our overall health.

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Your Guide to The Top 5 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

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With so many choices at your disposal, it can be difficult to pick out out a kitchen counter that is perfect for your home and lifestyle. Since this is one of the more important elements of kitchen design, and the material chosen can even affect how you use it, it’s important to choose something that looks good, will stand the test of time, and is within your budget. So here are our insights to the 5 most popular kitchen countertop materials to help you choose.

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5 Kitchen Styles and How to Find the One for You

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Style is very easy to recognize with your eyes – it’s easy to tell a modern kitchen design from a rustic one – but often harder to decide what style o=is best for you. After all, you will be equally drawn to chrome as you are to aged wood. Here are 5 of the top kitchen styles, and a few tips on how to decide which is right one for you.

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