Monday, June 24, 2013

#dwellondesign 2013: kitchens!

Dwell on Design 2013 was last weekend at the L.A. Convention Center. Five posts in five days - can she do it? Regular visitors know I am good for one or two posts a week. But I have too much good stuff to show you. I am planning a kitchen remodel so I was especially drawn to anything that whispered kitchen.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens

Let's get the kitchen stuff out of the way.

Here is my pick for my fantasy kitchen:

CABINETS - PoggenPohl

The Dwell show was sprinkled with many fully assembled kitchens. All of them boasted their own celebrity chef with cooking demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend. All the kitchens were impressive (and drool worthy), but my favorite fantasy kitchen was, hands-down, the PoggenPohl kitchen. WHY? the magnificent custom made cabinets with cool trick drawers. Allow me.

Seems un-assuming, right? Just your basic, ultra modern Euro kitchen.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


Here is a plate drawer.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


And a utensils drawer. That is a slotted magnetic knife drawer.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


And the pan drawer.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


This is kind of hard to visualize but your press a button and the cabinet door gently raises. There is another button where it gently lowers. Awesome.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


You got yer condiment drawer right here. And check out the way the cook top is set back so the chef can plate. NICE!

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


This is their celebrity chef. Eric Ripert. I had to go look him up. He has quite a website.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens PoggenPohl


And Eric (can I call you Eric?) designed the whole kitchen. Here he describes the kitchen and why it works.



Sold!

REFRIGERATOR - GE Monogram

There was lots of refrigeration at this show. BUT, we have very specific requirements. It has to fit a narrow depth (2 feet cabinet depth), and we have a long wall to fill up. The description just screams Sub-Zero doesn't it? But, not to be bashing anything I have not tried on a publicly facing blog, anyone I know who has purchased a Sub-Zero does not recommend for maintenance reasons. I am sorry by them's the facts.

We stumbled across this little beauty. Two units can sit side by side. One side refrigeration.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Refrigerator GE Monogram

And the other side wine.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Refrigerator GE Monogram


The pull out drawers on the bottom are convertible. They can be freezer or refrigeration. WOW!!!!!

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Refrigerator GE Monogram

A wall of refrigeration. I rest my case. And we have just the spot.

Honorable mention in category going to best decorated refrigerator(s): Miele.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Refrigerator Miele


Yes, Miele color coordinated their refrigerator contents. Awesome, right?

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Refrigerator Miele


RANGE - 48" Wolf. 

What else. It was at the show but I didn't get a picture. Bad blogger.


Glass Tile - Bedrosians

I love the tile in this booth. I know the glass backspashes are all the rage and in ten years I will realize that I (again) succumbed to a trend, but I can't help myself.

What stopped me at the tile booth was the map lamp.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Tile Bedrosians


I know, distracting.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Tile Bedrosians


The next distracting thing was the mid-century modern genie bottles. Man, they don't miss a trick.


Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Tile Bedrosians


And then I saw it! The beautiful glass tile. I won't do mosaic even though it is very tempting. I like the big subway tiles. It will be hard to not install the green, but I will try to go for the soft grey. Maybe a taupe brown. Or just clear white.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Tile Bedrosians


Faucet - Brizo

First of all, check out this booth.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Faucet Brizo

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Faucet Brizo


Now that you have my attention (shameless, I know), whatcha selling?

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Faucet Brizo


Umm, just super sexy faucets.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Faucet Brizo

Every last one of them turned on and poured out water. How do they do it?

Range Hood - Best

I just kept taking pictures of the range hoods offered by Best, because they are so .... ahhh-mazing.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Range Hood Best


Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Range Hood Best


This one is called "Lipstick." Get it?

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Range Hood Best

 Maybe the hood is how I can introduce a "pop" of color rather than colorizing the whole kitchen which is what I did on round one.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Range Hood Best


FLOORING - Old Wood Inc.

Flooring is a horrible problem. Our kitchen is a galley. On the bar side there is a light oak that isn'tmade anymore. In the kitchen side going into the laundry/office area is cheap Home Depot ugly tile. I want to switch the bar to an island. You will then see where one floor stops and one floor starts. It is a design dilemma for sure. My idea is to go completely different rather than

a) Re-flooring the whole house
b) Trying to pathetically match the existing light floor

What do you think of going with some totally different, reclaimed wood?

Imagine the circles flat so you can walk on them, rather than hop from one to the other.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Flooring Old Wood Inc

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Flooring Old Wood Inc

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Flooring Old Wood Inc


An Escher kitchen floor. Don't tempt me.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Flooring Old Wood Inc


To be honest, there was a pretty healthy reclaimed wood business running through the show. These guys looked interesting. Stikwood. It is really a wall treatment, but kind of like a wallpaper. Wow.

Dwell on Design 2013 Kitchens Flooring Stikwood

And that wraps up my fantasy kitchen. We covered chairs yesterday. Tomorrow on to either lighting or landscape. We'll see what the mood calls for.

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11 comments:

  1. OMG...the Pinon Hexagons and the Escher floor!!! And, yes, if you go with a neutral tile, you've got to choose one of those colored range hoods. Those are so much fun. But, you know, if you really want to go with a bright color for the tile, I say go for it. No matter what we pick, it's always going to go out of style, and if you keep it for 10 years, then you can probably justify a tile update. I put the high, arched pull-down sprayer faucets in the main house and in my new apartment, and I LOVE the look, but they seem to significantly affect the water pressure I get at the sink. Do you have them, and have you had the same experience?

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    1. Yes, doesn't every kitchen need an Escher floor? I am getting lots of encouragement on the green tile. It is the color I am drawn to, of course. I will do some research on the sexy faucets and use caution over emotion. Thanks!

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  2. Not only can you pull off 5 posts in 5 days at the Dwell-fest, but you're doing it with so many images I have to look at again. You may have already outdone the Unhappy Hipsters blog on their coverage of all things Dwell! IZZE sodas in that fridge arrangement...too much.

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    1. Haha David! Very encouraging. I will soldier on!

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  3. Love the green tiles, I say why the heck not? Green will always be fabulous. You're right to go with the subway tiles. Classic.
    Loved all the photos. Looks like great fun!

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    1. You are right Brooke. Green is SUPER fabulous. What was I thinking. :)

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  4. I love those green tiles! I say do it in a backsplash and it's easy to change when you tire of them.

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    1. You are right. If I put it in right, I can swap it out when I tire of it. Good thinking!

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  5. No matter how much dark paint I splash around (a-la Abigail Ahern) I am never, ever gonna have a kitchen like that! Sigh!

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  6. Those reclaimed wood rounds are sort of dizzifying (if that's a word). Be kind to the old people in your life and don't go with that.

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