• Gorenje’s Swarovski Refrigeration

    Gorenje, the Slovenian manufacturer famed for its creative and innovative appliances, has recently launched its new CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements refrigeration range. The range features two stunning statement fridge freezers. The new NRK67358SB features 3,500 CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements for an understated sparkle, whilst the two metre tall premium NRK26000SB features 26,000 anthracite CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements in

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  • Union Jack Interiors

    To be honest I’m not a massive fan of incorporating too much nationalist or patriotic paraphernalia into interior design schemes as it can be a little overbearing. However, when used sparingly as statement pieces I have to admit it can look quite striking. I do have a bit of a penchant for blue, red and

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  • Concept cook

      Conceived and designed by Jean-Luc Roux for Hardy Inside, the Concept Cook is a stand-alone kitchen module that brings all the functions together in a single island unit: washing, preparation and cooking. Combined with a cupboard unit on the same level containing a refrigerator, it has room for storage of crockery and utensils. The

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  • Gorenje goes retro

    The Old Timer fridges and fridge freezers by Slovenian manufacturer Gorenje has been around for over a decade. But they have been given a new lease of life through a bright new palette of colours and a funky new name – the Retro Collection. Aimed at consumers who demand a more individual, lively and daring

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  • Mrs Dalloway for Gorenje

    Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc wanted to transform the mundane role and duties of housewives and raise the expectations we have of kitchen appliances by giving this mini-hotplate a new haute-couture image. The world premiere of the Mrs. Dalloway mini hotplate from Gorenje, reminiscent more of a cult fashion accessory than of an actual cooking appliance, took

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  • Easy Living

    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve needed to do washing but haven’t had enough to make up a full load of either coloured or white washing. One design that could go a long way in solving this is called Easy Living, a concept which was conceived by French designer David Genin as part

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  • A new view on cooking

    As we increasingly face a lack of space and our living quarters continue to get smaller, one of the main challenges we have is fitting everything we own and need into a smaller footprint. This slightly wacky design was thought up by German designer Cornelius Comanns who entered it into the Electrolux Design Lab 2009

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  • Smart Space

    Smart Space is an innovative space-saving design that combines a shower, a washing machine and a dryer. Designed in response to the depleting water resources  and lack of living space we face in the future, Smart Space is an eco-friendly design that occupies a mere 1 square metre of floor space, making it ideal for

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  • The Art of Cooking

    Earlier this year, US-based Metallo Arts came up with a new take on ventilation style in the form of four works of art that also happen to be working range hoods. Christopher Plummer, Metallo Arts‘ CEO, has used his training as a fine artist to push a vision of interior design that is driven as much by

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