Philippe Grohe – On Good Design

Philippe Grohe of Hansgrohe

 Philippe Grohe, head of Axor/Hansgrohe SE, on what makes design good:

 “For me personally, good design should have a notion of timelessness. A well-designed object is able to trigger an emotional response through aesthetics, while, at the same time, fulfilling its function. Ideally, it should also integrate symbolic content and present a technological innovation. Good design, and this is the pretense we follow with the Axor brand, should always change our awareness for what we are doing when we use a product. A well-designed bathroom fixture, for example, should first and foremost clean our skin, then it should produce an emotional response, and finally, it should leave us with the conscious experience that water is a valuable resource. Our newest collaboration with Philippe Starck, Axor Starck Organic, embodies this pretense very well.”

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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…]

NKBA – Blog Tour Sponsor

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National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) was one of the generous sponsors of Modenus‘ BlogTour Cologne. NKBA enthusiastically supported the BlogTour team’s exposure to the latest kitchen and bath innovations at the IMM Living Kitchen show in Cologne. NKBA is all about education to improve the way the kitchen and bath industry does business.  How fitting and fortunate for the BlogTour Cologne group!

The NKBA also sponsored [Read more…]

“Needs A Caption” Contest: BlogTour Characters

Needs A Caption, Caption contest, win $50

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Other times, worth much much more. CourtneyPrice.com is launching a NEEDS A CAPTION contest – winner will receive a $50 American Express Gift Card. Here are the rules: [Read more…]