Home Innovation Buzz, 2016

CES 2016, home innovation roundup

Consumer Electronics Show regulars reported that this year’s show was pretty similar to last year- no real standouts. CES buzz somewhat predictably centered around drones, cars, wearables, tracking technologies, oculus, and home innovations. Here’s the skinny: Drones drones drones. Embracing the millennial attitude, Lyft has partnered with GM to bring us self driving cars, because do we really need to own a car when we can simply pay a subscription fee to drive one? Wearables are expected to “disappear” in 2016, meaning that they will morph from clunky to fashionable. Tracking technologies and cameras will be everywhere, so you better behave.

Now, onto home innovation standouts, here and on the way: [Read more…]

Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway

Traditional Home Great Kitchens Thermador on www.CourtneyPrice.com

 I had the fortune to participate in the Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Getaway in California recently.  We spent time immersed multiple aspects of kitchen use – from design to end-user experience. We toured the gorgeous facility, had detailed presentations and were given the opportunity to get to know the products with hands on experience.  And we got to taste the food created with Thermador products. Believe me when I tell you it was amazing…I will actually show you the food later.  These products are designed for “real cooks”. I think we all felt like “real cooks” after seeing what can be done in the right kitchen. Come share the experience… [Read more…]

Kitchen Wish List: Blanco

 Blanco‘s new lineup delivers a few reasons to want to redo your kitchen. Here are a few of the items from the Modenus BlogTour experience of Living Kitchen show that made it onto my kitchen wish list:

cool kitchen, anti microbial kitchen surface, sloping sink for drainage

One of the thrilling technology advancements for the kitchen is [Read more…]

Kitchen and Bath Trends 2013

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The Modenus BlogTour Cologne trip was an incredible experience in so many ways. It was a privilege to see an international Furnishings & Kitchen and Bath show of the scale of IMM Living Kitchen because we were exposed to products designed for different cultures and spacial uses – also technologies that are way ahead of what we have in the US.  Below is a photographic tour of Kitchen and Bath trends 2013: [Read more…]

Full Steam Ahead With Miele

 Kitchen design- warming drawers, white lacquered cabinets

What an honor it was to cover the IMM Living Kitchen show. The show was enormous- building after building showcased the products of thousands of home furnishings manufacturers, so much to take in.  Because the eye candy was endless, the more memorable products would have to be truly outstanding in order to even catch our attention.  The first such thing to catch my eye was [Read more…]