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Design Item Of The Week: ‘My Kilos’ Bread box/Chopping board

As we are starting the new house plans and pinning pictures that reflect the style we wish to achieve, my Design antennas are sharper than ever. I can’t wait to unpack the stuff we’ve brought from all of our trips and to try new DIY projects again. Of course, the kitchen is of great importance in Breadonbutter’s house 😉 and we are fixed on the idea of marrying practicality and aesthetics. So when I stumble upon a beautiful and handy kitchen tool, it makes me want to buy it right away. This week’s design item is this minimalistic bread box that is also a chopping board. This box not only allows you to store bread but also all kinds of vegetables and fruits, and the lid transforms into a chopping board which is great for storage. Plus, aren’t the colors lovely?

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The My Kilos brand is of German origin. You can check it here.

All of their furniture and accessories are made in Europe: most in Germany, and from naturally aging materials such as untreated wood, raw copper and stone. They speak a very clear and clean visual language, their focus is on functionality and sustainability — and they work just as good in private apartments as in offices.

The great news is that you can order it online because they ship worldwide!

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Any takers? 😉

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Design Item of The Week: Bodum French Press

Since it’s Beirut Design Week and the city streets are packed with design-lovers heading to all of the events organized for the occasion, I thought I’d share with you my recent crush. I saw that copper french press at Lafayette Home back in Paris and fell in love instantly. I bought it of course but it’s safely tucked away until we move into the new house.

The Bodum brand has been present for over 40 years. Their motto is simple and encouraging:

Good design doesn’t have to be expensive

– Peter Bodum. www.bodum.com

Of Scandinavian origin, Bodum shows true functionality and aesthetics. They are specialized in coffee and tea products (from coffee makers to mugs and glasses and even travel mugs). Their production line doesn’t stop there as bodum satisfies your kitchenware needs by offering a selection of bowls, cookware, cutlery and electrics, and BBQ lovers, you get a choice of BBQ products and tools. You can check their selection here. In Lebanon, I know of BHV Déco (in City Mall and Khoury Home) and Carousel Ashrafieh, who sell Bodum products.

Going back to the beautiful copper french press, “the frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several chrome plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use. The black CHAMBORD Polypropylene handle comes in a matte finish that not only gives a comfortable grip while serving but adds to the classic quality of the design.”

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If you’re a coffee-lover and know your way around coffee beans, you are surely aware of The French press system. It is known for always being the simplest way of brewing an exceptional cup of coffee. To get the best out of it, use fresh coarse ground beans with boiling hot water to obtain the best cup of joe. It’s also ideal for when you have a few guests who appreciate good coffee 🙂

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Design Item Of The Week: Nespresso By Kitchenaid

There’s no greater pleasure than waking up in the morning and turning your coffee machine on. You then start getting ready with the sound of the machine brewing your favorite cup and all seems great about the day you’re about to start. At home, we are proud owners of several kinds of coffee machines, one of them being (of course) a Nespresso one. But because the one we have is now 4 years old, it’s time for a change. So we swung by the Nespresso store to look at their new machines. Apart from the small basic ones like the Inissia, there’s the one designed by Kitchenaid – a tempting beauty! Two of the top quality brands join hands to create one of the best coffee machines there is. It also comes with a milk frother to make your coffees more varied. Click here to discover the range of coffees you can enjoy with your Nespresso Kitchenaid and here to be tempted to go buy it 😉

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For more information, you can go on their website.

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Design Item of The Week: Multitasking FERM LIVING Wire Baskets

I recently learnt about FERM LIVING, the Danish Design brand for the Home. Its simplicity and contemporary designs quickly got my attention.

DANISH DESIGN – MADE WITH LOVE
ferm LIVING draws on Scandinavian design traditions and retro charm – but with a distinctive graphic edge that makes every item firmly contemporary. ferm LIVING is rooted in Denmark, where Trine Andersen founded a graphic design studio in 2005. The decision to start her own business sprang from a personal vision of a bird on a branch, ready to take off. That bird remains a part of the ferm LIVING logo today.
Last week in Paris, we visited Fleux’, a concept store in the Marais neighborhood. I was in paradise. This place is everything a Design-lover could ever ask for, including FERM LIVING products. My current Ferm obsession are these wire baskets to fill with anything lying around your home. Not only are they useful keeping any room tidy and providing storage space for blankets, cushions, magazines, laundry, books, toys or even firewood if you are a chimney owner, but they also transform into tables if you get the Ferm smoked oak tops. The baskets are fabricated with iron wire with powder coating.
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“The name ”ferm” was actually inspired by my grandmother. When she said that someone was “ferm på fingrene” – i.e. skilled with their hands, literally “good with their fingers” – it was high praise indeed. I like to think that she would approve of the ferm LIVING range; it is modern, but also has a reassuring homelike quality – and we try to make sure that every piece is made well.”
Trine Andersen
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“My designs have always been based in my own life. The very first wallpaper came into being because I couldn’t find the sort of crisp, graphic design I wanted. So, I simply decided that if I wanted a specific graphic style someone else might want it too – and went ahead and did it. Later, we became parents, and faced a similar situation when it came to design elements for children’s rooms. Later still, we found ourselves needing new things, as we moved into a bigger, loft-like home. Everyday life is my inspiration.”
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“I have never created anything on the basis of strategy or cool calculation; it has to come from the heart for me. I am very happy and grateful – and still somewhat surprised! – to see that these designs have appealed to so many people worldwide. And I still stick to the same design philosophy that began it all – doing what feels right. Then it has a much better chance of feeling right for someone else too.”
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You can order them online here. My favorite color is the Rose one. Details of the item below:

Item no: 3068
Colour: Rose

Size: Ø: 60 x H: 45 cm
Material: Iron wire with powder coating

All photos were taken from Ferm Living’s website. You can check it here.

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Design Item of The Week: Joseph Joseph Cooking Utensils

When I first started cooking, I secretly wished for smarter utensils that could make any cook’s life easier. I mean I love preparing dishes and baking cakes but sometimes, it’s just a hassle because of the practicality of it all. Little did I know back then that smart and beautiful cooking tools did in fact exist. They exist since 2003 under the name of Joseph Joseph. Founded by two British brothers, the brand became widely known as blending beauty, efficiency and innovation. It can be said that they have mastered kitchen efficiency, also making sure their products are aesthetically noticeable.

Here are 3 Joseph Joseph kitchen utensils I chose to inspire you

The chopping boards collection

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Inspired by an office filing system with indexes indicating the categories, these chopping boards also tackle the issue of cross-contamination that comes with prepping raw food and mixing them with vegetables. You’ll really enjoy the easy and practical use.

The folding colander

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Aside from being easy to store because of its folding possibilities, this colander is also practical to slip your vegetables or pasta right in the dish.

Garlic crusher

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This no pain and compact garlic crusher is easy to use and easy on the arms.

You can also watch the video below to get a general idea on the brand.

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Design Item of The Week: Keepcup

Many times a week, we all head to the nearest coffee place and order our favorite in a paper cup. We consequently contribute to the encouragement of disposable items and go against the whole idea of Sustainability.

Keepcup is here to help us keep our daily pleasures while at the same time caring for our environment.

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The idea is simple.

KeepCups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups.  We do this by delivering sustainably made products that are fit for purpose in the context of a positive global campaign that strives to make a difference to how we think about convenience culture.

www.keepcup.com

You can read the story of how it was established on this link, and watch their video below.

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You can also order it online as they ship all over the world. Click here for shipping info.

Photos and video taken from Keepcup’s Facebook page and website.

Thoughts? 🙂

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Design Item of the Week: Kinto Coffee Carafe

This week’s Design item is for coffee lovers. With this Kinto Coffee Carafe, you can enjoy watching your coffee drip into your mug with a delicious smell filling your house.

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This coffee carafe set is great for long afternoons at home with a really great book in hand.

Experience Dripping Coffee by Hand. It will Fulfill Your Life.

Time slowly goes by with each drip of coffee. The series ‘Slow Coffee Style’ was born to bring you the taste of coffee brewed by the pour-over method with the relaxed passage of time. The carafe set and porcelain brewer both offer two choices to brew coffee either with stainless steel filter or paper filter. As the extensive lineup provides a wide range of choices for item coordination, you can easily find your own style of slow coffee. The mugs with the illustrations and the message newly join the series.

http://www.kinto.co.jp/en/products/drinkware/scs/

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Kinto is a Japanese company specializing in house-ware. They showcase their products internationally, you can check their blog on this link.

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Design Item of the Week: Le Creuset Teapot

Whenever I’m out shopping for kitchen tools or nice things for the home, I find myself lusting over products made by Le Creuset, a French cookware manufacturer known for its casseroles made in cast-iron. They also make various types of cookware like these colorful kettles. Not only are they nicely designed and are a pleasure to the eyes but they’re are also built to last. The material they are fabricated with is basically enamel on steel, made with robust carbon steel and completed with a vibrant porcelain enamel finish. The dexterity in their creation, combined with their beautiful design is more than satisfying to the home owner.

There’s a huge variety of Kettle sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, made for every kitchen. Below are 3 different kinds of kettles available at Le Creuset.

The Zen Kettle

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The Peruh Kettle set with mugs

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The French Press Coffee set

 le creuset | breadonbutterPhotos taken from www.lecreuset.com 

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