[caption id="attachment_542" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="The new Culina kitchen faucet by Blanco. The sink (also Blanco) is a polished stainless steel."][/caption]
Now that I'm back and basking in the sun once again, I'm busy creating a whole new Flickr site with all those photos I took to share with you. Here are just a few to get you warmed up.
[caption id="attachment_544" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Polished chrome faucets by Canadian firm Riobel will be available in the US this year."][/caption]
Look for the link right here at Kitchens for Living where you can view all the photos and commentary. As soon as I post you'll be the first to know. Just to get us started I thought I'd show you some of the faucet fashion at IDS11. Incidentally this is the 13th IDS show and it's Canada's largest contemporary design show. This year's event featured 300 exhibitors. As an American designer, it was interesting to see the differences not only in taste but in product offerings just over the border. Products and styling appear more progressive. When I question why so many of these products are not available to us here in the USA I am told that it is not our market. I hope they are wrong. If we can't get it we can't buy it. Right?
[caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="This stylish Moen 90 degree faucet is also available in stainless. Photo courtesy of Moen."][/caption]
Plumbing faucet manufacturers from Moen to Riobel to Brizo showed a dazzling array of faucets of all types with one thing in common, a polished chrome finish. Fellow bloggers who had the opportunity to visit Cologne, Germany last week for the "Living Kitchen" event tell me that polished chrome is the choice in Europe as well.
[caption id="attachment_543" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="This stunning Siderna faucet by Brizo is simple yet elegant and I LOVE the glass detail on the handles!"][/caption]
Next post: The Sink of the future is here today!
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