You could spend a rainy spring afternoon with your virtual umbrella popped open wandering through the many design and furniture related posts at Design Milk. http://design-milk.com/category/home-furnishings/ This blog features gorgeous architectural images as well as news and events. You might enjoy this little Milk guided tour of a Midcentury ranch house renno http://design-milk.com/category/interior-design/
Induction cooking has been around professional kitchens for nearly 25 years. It enables the transfer of heat between the stove top to the cooking vessel by magnetic field. The best part of induction cooking is the surface area of the range does not get hot; it only generates heat within the vessel. This is done by converting low voltage energy to high frequency alternating current. The heat then stimulates molecules to move rapidly within the cooking vessel, creating heat.
The one major requirement is the cooking vessel needs to be made of magnetic material such as stainless steel or cast iron.
Here is a cool picture showing how the cookware gets hot and the stovetop, even the burner, stays at room temperature.
Some benefits of induction stovetops include:
Responsive Heating, when you take the cooking vessel off of the burner, it quickly stops the heating process.
Safety, stove tops that do not get hot reduce burns and eliminate wasted heat
Speed, generating the desired heat is up to 70% faster than other type of stoves.
Energy efficient helps keep money where it belongs, in your pocket.
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A fresh look in a child’s room can make the end of summer and going back to a school an adventure, a milestone. Color is first, a fresh coat of paint. The Kids Space design blog has the Sherwin-Williams 2012 color mix. http://www.kidspacestuff.com/blog/2012/01/2012-color-trends-watch/
Some of these palettes are muted while others a bold.
Match that with Crate & Barrel’s Land of Nod http://www.landofnod.com/new-back-to-school/new/1 has furniture choices in a timely Back to School section.
The trend in registering for china dinnerware for weddings may be waning, but the idea of having an attractive piece of furniture to display what you value may not. For most of the last century, parents insisted their children register for china dinnerware as a safe wedding gift. The notion of formal entertaining was still part of the culture, albeit, a fading one. Formal dining rooms and living areas have given way to open floor plans, family rooms and entertainment centers.
Without the need to store a collection of china dinnerware to service a party of 20, is the idea of a china cabinet dead? The answer is definitelynot. China cabinets and their very close furniture cousin the curio, a piece of furniture used to display items, still have a place in the modern, even less formal home.
Take a look at some of these examples of the furniture pieces. Today’s active family accumulates more icons of their hobbies, travels, and life’s journey. Just like social media is a place to display the digital moments of your life, these furniture pieces are your physical display of the things individuals and families value. From historic items collected on your tour of Civil War battlefields to the results of your latest hobby of woodworking, the china cabinet and curio is a classic piece of furniture for today’s home.
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