Weathered Wood Shelf: DIY Art

This shelf is a modern art piece that you may try to repeat. It features beautifully weathered wood and stack white planks. The rustic wood is such a great fit for the modern natural maple floors. Also notice, it’s hung above the floor. This shelf is found in this contemporary minimalist house designed by Rick Shean. Rick is with Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc.
Photo credit: Peter Fritz Photography

Modern Interiors

Lamp with Shelf by Northern Lighting – Illusion

Now, here’s an innovative take on the “table lamp”! The Illusion Lamp by Northern Lighting incorporates the lamp and the shelf in one, allowing for the dual function of illumination and an added surface without eating up any existing floor and table space. Available in a wall-mounted and pendant lamp option, Illusion comes in shiny white and matte black finish – equally modern, equally attention-grabbing. A stylish spot to drop your keys by the door or set your drink, these wall and pendant lamps are an uber-cool addition to any contemporary home. More … (read more)

Smeg wine cooler

The 60cm wide SCV115-1 Smeg wine cooler is tall and slim, and with gloss black sides and a glass door with anti UV ray tint is a view to behold. The versatile, electronically controlled cooler has 2 temperature zones and can store between 115 regular 75cl wine bottles with standard 6-wooden shelf configuration, or 198 bottles if you remove couple shelves and place bottles facing front and back.

You can order your Smeg wine cooler with right or left hand door. The classic style stainless steel handle will look equally good. Highlights are 6°C … (read more)

LG Studio Series refrigerator with double drawer freezer

The new LSMX214ST is a sleek stainless steel French Door refrigerator from LG Studio Series with robust commercial style handles and double drawer freezer. The bottom freezer fridge offers 20.5 cu. ft. capacity, ice & water dispenser, and unparalleled style, convenience and versatility. Its two separate freezer drawers allow you to perfectly organize all the frozen foods while the innovative SpacePlus Ice System frees up valuable top-shelf space by moving the ice maker directly to the refrigerator door.

Versatile ice & water dispenser is sufficiently tall, wide and deep to permit you fill … (read more)

February 2011 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

February 2011 was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Baking

NinjaBread Man – Silent and Deadly Cookies YUMBOTS – The Friendly Cupcake Robots

Cleaning Supplies

DPW – Department of Public Works Sink Stopper

Free Standing Kitchens

10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others

Grilling

Steel Charcoal Grills from Fire & Steel(read more)

Kitchen hoods by Mertz Appliances

The new Mertz F102 is a 90cm white glass and mark-resistant brushed stainless steel kitchen hood. It features inner stainless steel lined cavity which can be used to display a thing or two for decoration purposes. Or you can keep some quite functional items, like on any other shelf. Highlights of this innovative wall kitchen hood include touch controls with 5/10/15 minute timer, heat sensor for automatic functioning, 4-speed motor with 600 m³/h extraction capacity, three 4 watt LEDs, Perimeter Laminar Flow with stainless steel panel, washable aluminium grease filter. You can use Mertz … (read more)

PUR Fridge Shelf 2-Stage Water Dispenser

We’ve been using one of these PUR water dispensers for awhile, and love it. The water dispenser with filter reduces chemicals, bad taste and odor in water (our water is very hard). Also the narrow, sleek design; fits neatly in your refrigerator or sink for refilling. We really like the filter-life gauge that indicates when filter needs to be replaced.

At PUR DS-1800Z 2-Stage Water Dispenser


Zanussi multifunction oven with pyrolytic cleaning option

The new Zanussi ZYB460X is yet another affordable pyrolytic oven, making sure that the sought-after innovative pyrolytic cleaning is no longer the preserve of the lucky elite. Realizing that oven cleaning is one of the most hated but truly necessary chores in the home, Zanussi now offers pyrolytic cleaning on its entry level ZYB460X multifunction oven which costs less than most standard single ovens. One touch of a button and you can leave the rest to the oven to quietly get on with the job.

The new frameless style of this Zanussi multifunction … (read more)