Kinetic Lighting Control and All White Bulbs for Philips Hue


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Philips’ hue lighting system is gaining two new components, a hue lux remote-control white bulb, and the hue tap, a clever little switch which makes controlling your favorite Hue light scenes even easier. And, since it’s kinetic-powered no batteries are needed.

Phillips Hue Tap | KitchAnn StyleThe new hue tap is built on Philips’ hue wireless lighting system, which has grown from the original iOS app-enabled, color-changing LED bulbs to an ecosystem of smart lighting accessories.

The tap is the first official product from Philips to bring hue lighting control out of the app and into the physical world.

Philips Hue tap needs no batteries as it operates using kinetic energy – simply through taps from your finger. As a result, it has a remarkable zero watts of power consumption and needs no main power source. Meaning it’s not only smarter, but greener and hassle free.

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The Fast Collection


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With the Wood-look ceramic trend on fire it’s not too surprising to see innovations from the installation side.

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In the quick-laying category, the Fast Collection from Italian manufacturer Del Conca, is a ceramic tile collection that can be put down quickly over any existing floor surface without the use of mortar or grout.

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The tiles in this patented collection are snapped together and create a continuous surface without joints. This system can also be uninstalled and reused.

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Three collections are available within the Fast Connect Line; Monte Napoleone Fast, Saloon Fast and Forma Fast. Monte Napoleone and Saloon offer plank tiles that look like wood. The Forma collection looks like cement planks.

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This tile is marketed to the DIYer and is carried by Home Improvement Stores.

Del Conca will start manufacturing this tile in Loudon Tennessee in 2014 in their new 320,000-square foot facility. Currently 75% of Del Conca…

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JSG Oceana Cubix Vessel


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The new Cubix Vessel from JSG Oceana, LLC  is a top mount vessel measuring 15.75″ x 15.75″ x 4.5″ h.  The “Cube” pattern is quite striking and adds a 3-Dimensional to the bath.  The Cubix vessel is available in the following colorations:  Crystal, Crystal Reflections, Champagne Gold, Black Nickel, and Fawn.

JSG Oceana sinks are made of “Hard Roc” Glass, a unique formulation of borosilicate glass created by Jeannette Specialty Glass for Oceana. All of their glass bathroom sinks are easy resistant to stains, scratches, and thermal shock (heat.) JSG Oceana Glass is non-porous making it very hygienic and easy to clean.

All JSG Oceana glass sinks are made in the USA and are offered with matching glass tile.

The Cubix vessel will be on display at the Kitchen&Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas February 4-6 in JSG Oceana Booth N327 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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This Ain’t Your Grandmother’s Rocking Chair!


When you think of the rocking chair, your Gammy probably comes to mind. Sitting there knitting you a scarf as the day passes by or near a window spying on the neighbors. I think of Whistler’s Mother sitting on a rocker (even though she wasn’t painted with one). I sure don’t think of this v5 rocker from the Skram Furniture Company, an outfit founded in 2001 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

The piece reduces the rocking chair to its pure essence. It’s made from walnut and features a black saddle leather sling seat and back. The piece measures 26 inches high at the top of the arm rest and 34 inches deep. Buy it as is, or order it in cherry, rift-sawn white oak (in natural, whitewashed or ebonized), European beech or a custom specie.

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Del Conca Introduces Titillating New Ceramic Tile Line


Milo Manara is a well-known Italian comic book artist who is known for his, er, erotic and adult themes. But that hasn’t stopped Italian tile manufacturer Del Conca Group from inking a three-year deal under which the company will release a series of tile collections inspired by the seductive figures of his work.

“This will be a complete collection, where eyes, mouths and sensuous profiles chase one another in the tiles through a skillful mix of colors and nuances, thanks to the use of the highest level of digital technology made available to the sketch art of one of the most venerated comic book artists of the last 40 years,” the company said at this year’s Italian tile show.

The collection will include two series of decorative tiles, the first portraying the alternating faces of his most famous heroines. “So the intense look of Molly whose freckled face attracts the full attention of onlookers gives way to the motion created as Miele lets her hair loose, passing to the slightly pursed lips of Gulliveriana in one of the last scenes from the famous comic,” the company said.

Available in 8-inch-by-20-inch tiles, the tiles will include various subjects and colors that can be combined to create strips that go well with solid colors such as white, peach, light blue, and green. In addition, “a square panel with a particularly audacious and intriguing feminine figure completes the collection.”

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