Hot stuff


Brooklyn, New York-based Flavor Paper is known for producing fab and funky wallpaper by hand-screened and digital printing. Case in point: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! and Cherry Forever, both created by Michael Angelo (hairdresser, makeup artist, photographer and designer) of New York City’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, and both available in scratch-and-sniff and unscented versions. The former comes in white Mylar, chrome Mylar, copper Mylar or silver Mylar; the latter is available in black, chrome, scented yellow chrome or scented blush.


Bulthaup’s new Cooking Table makes cooking the focus of the room. What seems to be a conventional wooden table is transformed when the wings are pulled out to reveal the interior: a combination cooktop and concrete surface. Foods can be whipped up and kept warm on the cooktop, then placed within everyone’s reach on the concrete surface.


Scavolini presents the revamped version of the Flux Swing by Giugiaro Design. The distinctive shape at the core of the system finds full expression in a new element – with a sculptural “slide effect” – forming a link between the kitchen and living area. Flux Swing’s grey aluminum structure can be combined with matt or glossy lacquered doors in 30 colour variations; in high-gloss metallic purple, red or grey; steel; or glass with an aluminum frame. The sinuous countertop is made of Corian.


Whirlpool’s new Black Ice Collection offers a sleek and dramatic alternative to stainless steel. It includes refrigerators, wall ovens, ranges, microwaves, cooktops and dishwashers –available with such innovative features as MicroEdge Spill Control Shelves, Sensor Cycles and TimeSavor Plus True Convection.


The chevron lives, thanks to the Mix and Match collection from Italy’s Gamma Due by way of Canadian company Ceragres. The matte porcelain tiles come in several bold patterns and 20 monochromatic colours, allowing for various options and permutations.


Moen, North America’s leading faucet brand, has launched the Tilt pull-out kitchen faucet. Its sleek, compact, cylindrical design works well even in the most compact of kitchens.


Dornbracht has struck gold – rose gold, that is – with its Cyprum gilt finish. Made of a copper and gold alloy mixture, the 18-carat patina features a non-corrosive, electroplate surface. Cyprum is the first new finish launched by Dornbracht since 2009, and is available in the brand’s most iconic designs: Tara (kitchen) and MEM (bath). 


GE Appliances has reimagined the dishwasher, with jets reaching every dish and deep into bottles, so that dishes are completely clean inside and out. The first of its kind, the new GE Appliances Stainless Steel Interiors Dishwasher includes 102 wash jets – 54 per cent more than any other dishwasher on the market.


The BlockBowl by Canadian designer Geoffrey Lilge for OnOurTable is both a cutting block and a bowl. Available in two sizes (11 inches and 14 inches), it’s made of solid edge-grain walnut.


Based in Montreal, Stephen Lysak of Stephen Lysak Design creates modern craftsman furniture and custom-design woodwork. His Solid Walnut Serving Platter is made of thick black walnut from a single raw slab. Cut by hand and smooth to the touch, it measures 7-by-14-inches.