A design discussion
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This week we are pinning to our group board Kitchens. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this board!
Our KBtribechat Questions:
1.) Is aesthetic beauty the main reason for your design crush on a kitchen?: Explain!
2.) Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Please share images of kitchens you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!
3.) How does appliance choice affect our reaction to a kitchen?
4.) How do you go about choosing color for the kitchen? Do “colors of the year” affect your choices? What colors do you find spectacular for kitchens?
5.) Mixing metal details is a fun way to add excitement to a space. Do you like this concept? Why? Share images of kitchens that do a good job including mixed metals!
6.) Can designing for health and sustainability also be a trophy kitchen? Explain!
7.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What kitchen organizers, storage solutions, decorative hardware, lighting or tech have delighted you?
Join this Twitter conversation
on Wednesday, January 16
from 2 to 3pm eastern
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!
Here’s a link to view the transcript for this KBtribechat.
Recently, at an Interior Design Community (IDC) G+ hangout entitled “How Can We Help?” James Bedell, Susan Serra and Laurie Laizure explored ways the design community can help make the world a better place. They decided to have a hangout dedicated to the topic of sustainability. James dug into his Rolodex and came up with a panel of experts on the subject. As a result, the first ever IDC Sustainability Summit
will take place at Goggle+ on Thursday, September 5th.
How does kbtribechat come in?
is going to lead us in a discussion on Sustainability
for our September 4th kbtribechat
….as an adjunct to the IDC G+ event the next day.
Join us from 2 to 3pm eastern time at #kbtribechat on Twitter to be a part of this important conversation.
Bedell’s career has spanned everything from NYC theater to flagship retail for Abercrombie and Fitch. In addition to high-end residences in NYC, he’s designed editorial and marketing events for Wired Magazine, Diet Coke, Google, and Joseph Abboud. In 2011 he wrote Losing Edison: Beautiful Sustainable Lighting at Home and in 2012 he produced and designed Discover Color, an exploration of the power of color to effect our perception.
As of September 2013, Bedell joined Stan Deutsch Associates, representing 30 different manufacturers here in the NYC metro area. His focus will be to work with clients to increase the beauty, efficiency and sustainability of their spaces through lighting retrofit and redesign.