Is Apple Bringing our Favorite Home Technologies to Car Design?

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GADGET LOVERS: put on your seat belts and enjoy where this car is headed….

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a fan of cool gadgets with a soft spot for all things Mac.  I will be the first to admit that I am not a car expert. But I must say, the raised eyebrow accompanied sheer excitement when [Read more...]

Best In Show- 2013 Trends, Year in Review:

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2013 year literally flew by, bringing uplifting innovations and energy to the design world that should have good staying power in 2014. Let’s take a look through the CPD lens at the Kitchen, Bath, Home Technology, Design, Lighting and Style stars of 2013:

Courtney Price by Susan Serra

photo credit: Susan Serra

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Nest Does it Again- A Smoke Detector That’s Not Annoying

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 Another Nest game changer hits the market: The NEST PROTECT, controllable with the iOS app, selling for $129.

It thoughtfully acts as a motion sensitive night-light, if you walk through the room in the dark, and will alert your iPhone of smoke or elevated carbon monoxide levels, and false alarms can even be waived quiet with the flick of a hand. The device will actually talk to you with a human voice to tell you what and where the problem is- and send you a polite message on your iOS device- even when the batteries are running low — rather than a middle of the night shrieking annoying alarm.

I just love Nest technologies and aesthetics- what will they think of next. See more at the  Nest Site.

If Sitting Is the New Smoking- Are Standing Desks the New Electronic Cigarettes?

Standing Desk

Some of the greatest minds in history have sworn by stand up desks: including Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Leonardo da Vinci, Kierkegaard, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf. Coincidence? I’m thinking not. [Read more...]

Sub-Zero and Wolf New Generation Media Event

Sub Zero Wolf New Generation

Last week Sub-Zero and Wolf launched the New Generation, a new series of products featuring more than 60 appliances engineered to excel in both performance and design. The New Generation of Sub-Zero products include even more advanced preservation features and sizes in the integrated refrigeration lineup. On the Wolf side, the product rollout features three new exterior styles and refinements in performance. Let’s take a look: [Read more...]