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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
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
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
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
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
Sci-Fi Appliances
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
Incentives for Appliance Upgrades
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
Mounted Colored Refrigerators
Mounted Colored Refrigerators
The 'Neff' Portable Fridge Uses Leftover Kitchen Energy
While I’ve never actually contemplated where the extra energy in my kitchen goes, the ‘Neff’ portable fridge designed by German designer Stefan Ulrich will make sure it’s in a safe place (and not a land… MORE

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