Eco-Aesthetic Upgrading

Swapping energy-sucking appliances for eco chic alternatives
Implications - The increased attention on being eco--both economical and eco-friendly--has led consumers to upgrade their appliances to cut down on energy bills and reduce carbon footprints. At the same time, they're making trade-ins that offer a better aesthetic trade-off, opting for more avant-garde designs.
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Personality Debut Kitchens - The Philippe Starck Warendorf Kitchens Rings in a Rebranding
SCORE: 5.4
V. Hot 24,076 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 09
Personality Debut Kitchens
The Philippe Starck Warendorf Kitchens Rings in a Rebranding
If I were a kitchen, I would want to be one of the Philippe Starck Warendorf Kitchens—particularly the Primary Kitchen. I would be the Angelina Jolie of Kitchenland, and all other kitchens would look up… [More]
Antique-Modern Fridges - Luxury Italian Meneghini Refrigerator Adds Cool Flair to Your Kitchen
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Hot 38,121 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 09
Antique-Modern Fridges
Luxury Italian Meneghini Refrigerator Adds Cool Flair to Your Kitchen
The Italian Antique Modern style Meneghini refrigerator is the coolest of cool in cold food storage. Behind the unique retro styling is a modern appliance with glass shelving and brass handles and interiors… [More]
Super Glass Cuisines - Hugo Kitchen Reveals the Earth-Friendly Valcucine Glass Kitchen
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Warm 14,138 Clicks Pub: Dec 2, 09
Super Glass Cuisines
Hugo Kitchen Reveals the Earth-Friendly Valcucine Glass Kitchen
Imagine an entire kitchen made out of recycled glass and aluminum. This is the Valcucine Glass Kitchen by Hugo Kitchen. The company has created an entirely eco-friendly kitchen that uses a 100 percent… [More]
Intelligent Refrigerators - Touch Screen Fridge With RFID Tag Reader
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Warm 15,740 Clicks Pub: Apr 18, 08
Intelligent Refrigerators
Touch Screen Fridge With RFID Tag Reader
This fridge knows exactly what it has inside. It's wired so it can send messages to your phone reminding you to get the vinagrette for tonight's mixed salad. This is like a personal food assistant. Designer… [More]
Incentives for Appliance Upgrades - Cash for Kitchen Clunkers Gives Rebates for Old Fridges
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Mild 3,271 Clicks Pub: Sep 6, 09
Incentives for Appliance Upgrades
Cash for Kitchen Clunkers Gives Rebates for Old Fridges
The Cash for Kitchen Clunkers program is a new initiative that aims to give homeowners an incentive to trade in their energy-zapping appliances for new, energy-efficient ones. While right now the initiative… [More]
Sci-Fi Appliances - Teleport Fridge Eliminates the Need for Grocery Shopping
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Mild 8,801 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 09
Sci-Fi Appliances
Teleport Fridge Eliminates the Need for Grocery Shopping
The Electrolux Design lab is constantly creating futuristic appliances and kitchenware to make lives easier. Their latest design is this Teleport Fridge. The design of the Teleport Fridge is meant to… [More]