Thanksgiving Tabletop Idea: Gold Leaf Place Card

Add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving tabletop with gilded foliage place cards made out of materials that you likely have on hand. 1. Gather leaves from outside—if you don’t have leaves you could always use artificial ones from a craft store. 2. Dry leaves if needed. 3. Spray-paint gold. 4. Tie place cards to… Read More »

10 Inspirational Lessons from Frank Gehry

Another great article from, a thematic follow-up to the Frank Lloyd Wright post, this time showcasing the concepts and brilliance of Frank Gehry.  

Designer Italian Kitchen Range Hoods

The poetry of glass, stainless steel and luminous LEDs of Futuro Futuro range hoods in one short motion picture!

Family-Friendly Kitchens

The kitchen isn’t just for cooking. Family members go in and out of the kitchen throughout the day. It’s a place where everyone can talk, relax, read, work, and play. With that in mind, here are some tips for making your kitchen family-friendly. Kitchen safety is always important, and this is especially true if you have… Read More »

Range Hood Sale – 4th of July

Declare your independence from kitchen odors and airborne grease with a designer Italian stainless steel range hood from Futuro Futuro! Now through Sunday July 7th, take an additional $ 100 off from our current sale prices! Simply enter discount code “FREEDOM” during the website checkout, and receive the discount instantly.

New Range Hood Model: Murano Collection “Carnevale”

The Murano Collection line of designer glass range hoods from Futuro Futuro includes some of the most unique and outstanding designs on the market. The idea behind “Murano Collection” was to transform the range hood from an appliance to a truly decorative object, by replacing the stainless steel of the hood body with a wrap-around glass panel… Read More »

Do You Make These Remodeling Mistakes?

We’ve all been there, coming home to a new magazine subscription with pictures that make your house feel inadequate to your own. Don’t fret but also don’t whip out your utility belt just yet, doing your homework before starting a project will greatly help you avoid any slip ups. Anytime you rush something out of impulse… Read More »

Kitchen Lighting – Ambient, Task, and Accent

While good lighting can enhance any room, it’s particularly helpful in the kitchen. Poor lighting can make it difficult to navigate or work in your kitchen. It can also be dangerous, especially if you’re using sharp utensils, handling portable appliances, or working near flames or hot surfaces. If you’re eating or entertaining in your kitchen,… Read More »

Home Design Ideas: “Flying” Designer Shelves

While browsing some cool designer kitchens, we came across this little gem – a simple change to the shape of bookshelves that produces a dynamic effect, making what could have been a boring piece of furniture into a design statement that reminds one of a Formula 1 racecar. The Valcucine Riciclantica kitchen is a design-conscious as well… Read More »

Elements Of Design: Contemporary Shelving

In the dining area of this contemporary kitchen built by Greenbelt Homes in Austin, TX, the wine glasses are stored in a wall nook that places them within easy reach – and looks good doing it. A deceptively simple change to the traditional shelf layout results in an exciting, updated look that adds to the… Read More »