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Fall Home improvement: Integrate accessories for added luxury

Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space and, with thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space and can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space.

 

A balanced 

perspective

Assess the space and identify underutilized areas of the room — opportunities to bring a design to life. Choose accessories featuring a variance of shapes, sizes, colors and textures to establish visual and spatial equilibrium. Boldly patterned pillows add dimension among solid tones, while lush flower arrangements effortlessly fill negative space, striking an unexpected balance of comfort and intrigue.

 

 

 

 

Sophisticated hardware

Complete a luxurious design with sophisticated fixtures that serve as anchoring details, thoughtfully integrated for aesthetics and utility. These necessary pieces add opulence to a room while providing unexpected functionality. Reimagine the use of hardware by adding robe hooks to a walk-in closet for belts or scarves, or to hang clothes. Incorporate an element of surprise by adorning a kitchen space with a towel bar.

Harmonizing accents

Find the perfect blend of tones and textures by sourcing contrasting, but complementary accessories to finalize a design. Contrast an industrial coffee table with an acacia wooden bowl, or furnish a sleek, modern shelf with coarsely textured relics. As inspiration strikes, pursue the unexpected. Fill the space, maintaining a balance of polished and personal, soft and avant-garde, and strong yet fluid elements, adding just the right level of contradiction to create the perfect harmony.

 

An elevated update

Once a design is complete, statement pieces can have surprising transformative power when updating a space. Select high-end pieces for major impact, such as a bold area rug or an oversized piece of original art to instantly augment a design. Update an existing piece with new drawer knobs for a fresh look, integrating smaller elements that reflect the personality of the space in new ways. From a one-of-a-kind sculpture to a tasteful timepiece, always keep in mind that small-scale updates have the unexpected potential to make a large-scale impression. (BPT)

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9 Deals On Holiday Cookwear To Buy Now

Ready or not, the holiday season is fast approaching. And, right now is the best time to save big on cooking essentials from your kitchen favorite brands. With Wayfair’s Autumn Refresh Sale, you can score steep savings on Vitamix, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, and more. Whether you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner essentials or already making a dent in your holiday gift shopping, this is one sale you don’t want to miss.

Ahead, we take a look at 10 holiday cooking essentials on sale now.

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender in Copper

Wayfair

Original Price: $750

Sale Price: $649

Vitamix is a favorite amongst a range of cooks — and for good reason. From festive soups to homemade pesto, there are countless ways to use the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender in Copper. Right now, save around $100 off the professional grade blender when you shop Wayfair’s Autumn Refresh Sale.

 Shop Now: $649


GoWISE USA Digital Air Fryer

Wayfair

Original Price: $130

Sale Price: $58

Air fryers might not seem like the most obvious holiday cooking essential, but they are! Thanks to their ability to cut cooking time in half on sides — such as green beans, roasted potatoes, and other veggies — air fryers can make the world of a difference in Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner prep. Right now, you can score a GoWISE USA Digital Air Fryer for 56% off when you shop the Autumn Refresh Sale on Wayfair.

 Shop Now: $58


Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Braiser with Lid

Wayfair

Original Price: $280

Sale Price: $200

What are the holidays without a Le Creuset cast iron?! Albeit pricey, Le Creuset cast iron pots and pans are an excellent way to cook your holiday meals. And, the Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Braiser with Lid is on sale now for 29% off. Score this traditional pan at the Wayfair Autumn Refresh Sale and use it for all of your holiday cooking!

 Shop Now: $200


Rachel Ray Cucina 10 Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set

Wayfair

Original Price: $200

Sale Price: $80

Black Friday and Boxing Days are some of the best times to score savings on bakeware sets. However, pre-holiday shopping — aka, now — is also a good time to buy. Case in point: Right now, you can get the Rachel Ray Cucina 10 Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set for 60% off the original price. From cookies to pumpkin bread, get all of your holiday baking done with the durable bakeware set.

 Shop Now: $80


KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head 3.5-Qt. Stand Mixer

Wayfair

Original Price: $430

Sale Price: $250

KitchenAid mixers are a big holiday wishlist item. This year, surprise someone you love with the KitchenAid Artisan Mini-Series Tilt-Head 3.5-Qt. Stand Mixer. On sale for 41% off, the sleek appliance is more than just a mixer — it’s the secret ingredient to your holiday baking and cooking.

 Shop Now: $250


J.A. Henckels International Statement 15 Piece Block Set

Wayfair

Original Price: $345

Sale Price: $95

In need of a new knife set? You’re in luck! Wayfair’s Autumn Refresh Sale offers major savings on the J.A. Henckels International Statement 15 Piece Block Set. Originally $345, you can get the professional-worthy knife set on sale for less than $100. From a Chef’s Knife to a Bread Knife, the 15 piece set has everything you need to get through holiday cooking and more.

 Shop Now: $95


Chef’s Design Gourmet 16.5” Heavy Cast Aluminum Covered Oval Roaster with Non-Stick Interior

Wayfair

Original Price: $392

Sale Price: $186

It’s not the holidays without a roaster! Right now, get the Chef’s Design Gourmet 16.5” Heavy Cast Aluminum Covered Oval Roaster for 53% off. The high-rated roaster features a non-stick interior and has “dimples” on the inside of the lid that work to collect cooking vapors for a more flavorful roast.

 Shop Now: $186


Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Cup Food Processor

Wayfair

Original Price: $330

Sale Price: $141

A food processor is an end all be all holiday cooking essential. From soups to stuffings, it’s one appliance you can’t live without. And, right now, you can save 57% off the original price on a Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Cup Food Processor. The high-quality, high-speed processor chops, shreds, minces, kneads, grates, blends, slices, purées, mixes, and emulsifies for all of your holiday cooking needs.

 Shop Now: $141


All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set

Wayfair

Original Price: $1,135

Sale Price: $700

Don’t wait until Christmas to splurge on a new, designer brand cookware set. With Wayfair’s Autumn Refresh Sale, you can get 55% off an All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set. From skillets to saucepans to a sauté pan and stockpot, the cookware set comes with everything you need to tackle Thanksgiving dinner and beyond.

 Shop Now: $700

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Las Vegas Design Center Offers Year-Round and Design-Driven Resources

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) offers interior designers and other members of the trade year-round access to a comprehensive selection of the industry’s finest product lines, and now, an opportunity to lease office space among those resources.

The design offices, located on the second floor of Building A, provide nearly 20 work spaces amid designer-centric furniture, fabrics, lighting, floor covering, wall décor, decorative accessories, and kitchen and bath resources. Benefits of leasing a space include: flexible space sizes, competitive rates, negotiable term length, conference room, break room, valet parking, 24-hour receiving, on-site restaurant/bar, 24-hour security and centralized location.

“Las Vegas Design Center is one of the only design centers in the country to offer the extent of the office space that we are offering,” said Lee Hershberg, vice president of home décor leasing and the Las Vegas Design Center. “This is an opportunity for designers to be in a community setting, to have the support of a marketplace, the prestige of a design center address, the professionalism of the environment and to be among the very resources they use for their installations.”

Located on the first two floors of Building A on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, LVDC is home to nearly 30 to-the-trade showrooms showcasing 120+ product lines. Las Vegas Design Center resources include Vanguard Furniture, Global Views, Visual Comfort, Wendover Art, Christopher Guy, Norwalk Furniture, Phillips Collection, Eastern Accents, and the Kitchen Bath Resource Center, among others.

After a soft launch at 2018 Las Vegas Summer Market, the Kitchen Bath Resource Center (A110) is open and features four inspirational displays showcasing top brands in flooring, stone/tile/countertops, fixtures, plumbing, cabinetry and lighting. The 6,000-square-foot resource center is also home to the new European Kitchen, Bath Tile, and Stone showroom. The showroom will debut at 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market.

The Urban Chic Showcase, LVDC’s newest multi-line showrooms located in A226, includes brands such as Loloi Rugs, Howard Elliott, Art Frame Source and Interlude Home. Loloi and Howard Elliott have showrooms on other floors throughout campus that are only open during the bi-annual Las Vegas Market.

“I have a great designer base that knows and trusts me, and this showroom allows the companies to have greater visibility to West Coast designers while also giving the designers more choices,” said Joanne Tatem, president of Urban Chic. “We sell product off the floor for their convenience, as we all understand deadlines! Designers can bring their clients in as well so that they can touch and feel the product first hand.”

Beyond products, the Las Vegas Design Center builds community: Industry professionals and associations gather throughout the year for engaging seminars and programs, networking events, and special occasions. Additionally, LVDC showrooms are among the most popular destinations on campus for buyers and designers alike during Las Vegas Market.

Upcoming LVDC events include:

  • Oct. 29: Garden Party with Christopher Guy, October 29
  • Nov. 1: Sub Zero/ASID CEU
  • Nov. 7-Nov. 9: Sample Sale 
  • Dec. 6: Holiday Celebration

Las Vegas Design Center is located at 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, N.V. 89106, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holiday closures. Learn more here

 

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The top cookware set you can buy under $100

BUY IT HERE: $100 Off American Gourmet Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set + Free Shipping

Today, $99 can go a long way for your health, your home energy bill and your wallet!

When it comes to cookware, health and home energy don’t always come come to mind. Take a look at the pots and pans you have in your kitchen. Millions of Americans simply buy what’s on sale without a full understanding of potential consequences tied to your home and health.

The Bad: Are you one of the many people with Teflon cookware at home? The American Cancer Society states the following:

“The major health effect linked with Teflon is the potential release of dangerous fumes from coated pans that are overheated. These fumes can cause flu-like symptoms in humans (a condition known as polymer fume fever) and can be fatal to birds.”

If that was not enough of a deterrent, many other cookware sets require a lot of unnecessary energy for your food to cook.

The Good: One of my favorite cookware sets on Amazon is back on sale. It excels with heat distribution, requiring less heat and less energy, and guarantees faster food cooking that will actually lower your energy bill.

The American Gourmet Chef Stainless Steel 8-piece apple shaped cookware set is made of a durable stainless steel quality that’s built to last. It’s designed to heat evenly to ensure delicious food at every meal. Comfort-grip handles stay cool on the stovetop and give a secure hold. Pans are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup and are oven safe as well.

This is my favorite deal today on Amazon. The new listing at its deal price just appeared so there aren’t any reviews yet, but this appeared on sale last Black Friday at the same price.

Click the play button for more insight. The set includes:

– 2.5 QT Stainless Steel Sauce Pot with Glass Lid

– 3.4 QT Stainless Steel Sauce Pot with Glass Lid

– 4.4 QT Stainless Steel Sauce Pot with Glass Lid

– 7.0 QT Stainless Steel Sauce Pot with Glass Lid

BUY IT HERE: $100 Off American Gourmet Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set + Free Shipping

Was: $199.99

Now: $99.99

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KitchenAid Gets Hyper-Personal For New Ad Campaign From Digitas

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KitchenAid’s new ad campaign—developed with Digitas–uses hyper-personalization at scale to introduce unique videos that deliver customized brand experiences to consumers, all designed to
speak to their interests in- and out- of the kitchen.

“The Marks” campaign celebrates and unites a tribe of passionate home cooks called Makers — those who showcase their
passion by leaving their “mark” in the kitchen through every dish they create, technique they try, and memory they make.

The creative campaign is designed to appeal to foodies by
showcasing various kitchen-making skills enhanced by KitchenAid products, including baking Challah and chopping vegetables, while a female voiceover discusses food’s association with passion.

“Creatively we wanted to bring to life that passion and celebrate it in a dynamic, authentic and engaging way,” says Laura Keeler, senior vice president/group creative director, Digitas. 

Sample the work here.

The customized rollout is intended to leverage strategy, data, creative, media and
technology to deliver relevant brand experiences to targeted consumers.

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Initially, campaign researchers sorted through data about consumers’ behaviors and motivations in the kitchen. Digitas
analyzed over 50 audience segments to develop insights to better identify their preferences. 

Once these audiences were defined, the Publicis-owned agency used the insights to create 15
unique videos. From there, the campaign married creative, audiences, and consumer consumption habits. For instance, some people will receive personalized messages, while others will get custom
designed sequences based on so-called “skip logic,” determined by whether a user did or did not skip a video.

“So, when a Maker sees the work, they’ll say, yes, they totally
get me — I want to get into the kitchen right now and make my mark,” says Keeler. 

The campaign’s media buy includes traditional and digital placements, influencer engagement, social
channels and earned media efforts.

 

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Skillet Festival brings old-fashioned feel – The Union

QUITMAN — Malekia Jones and Willie Charles Clemons each held a five-pound skillet loosely in their hand as they took aim.

Then, with a smooth underhand throw, the skillets flew through the air at the target about 15 feet away.

At the Eighth Annual Skillet Festival, Jones, Clemons and about 30 others competed in the skillet-tossing competition, where participates throw a small cast-iron skillet at a target. The closest to the target wins a small skillet and bragging rights until the next festival.

Nikki Bradley, one of the founders of the festival, said the skillet toss began to see who could throw the skillet the farthest.

“That got super dangerous, so we started doing it for accuracy,” Bradley said. “We just wanted a quirky something that would draw people out. The first person to throw a skillet was Gov. (Nathan) Deal.”

She said the first Skillet Festival was “cooked up” to bring tourism to Brooks County. 

The Brooks County Chamber of Commerce teamed up with another group and chose skillets because every Southern family has at least one cast-iron skillet in the home.

“We thought it was a unifying item that would bring everybody together,” Bradley said. “And who doesn’t like good food?”

The festival went from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Brooks County Courthouse Lawn, 100 E. Screven St. 

Kelly Hanks, festival director with the chamber, said the festival usually has about 3,000 people but this was the biggest year yet. She said the number of vendors has doubled through the years, too.

“We really work to streamline our vendor selection, so we get really good people in here and offer a unique festival experience for the area,” Hanks said.

The festival works as a way to highlight the local agriculture and to spread the word of Brooks County, which is the world record holder for the most skillets tossed simultaneously, she said. 

It also brings in thousands of dollars to the city and county while attracting people from across the state and from North Florida, she said.

As for the future of the Skillet Festival, Hanks said the chamber will continue bringing high-quality vendors and will work to attract more people. However, she said the chamber wants to keep that small town feel.

“We want to continue to keep the integrity of the festival,” she said. “We want it to feel like that old country fair. We want everything homemade and handmade with lots of delicious food, singing and dancing. Just that old-fashioned feel that no one gets anymore.” 

Thomas Lynn is a government and education reporter for The Valdosta Daily Times. He can be reached at (229)244-3400 ext. 1256

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First Wave Innovation Lab at Delta Faucet Company Introduces Glass Rinser for Increased Kitchen Efficiency

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — First Wave℠ Innovation Lab at Delta Faucet Company is introducing the Glass Rinser, an innovation familiar to bars and restaurants, reimagined for residential homes. The Glass Rinser is the brainchild and first product of First Wave Innovation Lab, a collection of engineers, innovators and explorers whose sole purpose is to ideate and unveil revolutionary products in the world of faucets, showers and related products that change the way people think about water.

“The Glass Rinser is a perfect example of what our Innovation Lab can accomplish, taking a product with longstanding commercial value and reimagining it for use in home kitchens,” said Missi Tate, senior marketing manager at Delta Faucet Company. “Our market research showed us that customers were interested in a solution to more efficiently and effectively rinse items at the kitchen sink, so we decided to make that concept a reality.”

The result is a product that functions much like the one at any local coffee shop but is designed to work in home kitchens. Additional features and benefits include:

  • Versatile and convenient: The First Wave℠ Glass Rinser is simple to use. The rinsing spray is center-positioned to clean out a variety of drinking vessels, such as baby or water bottles, smoothie containers and glasses of all sizes. You push downward. Water jets upward.
  • Powerful, yet sleek: The powerful spray rinses away residue and dust. The low-profile nature ensures it will not disrupt the overall design of the sink area.
  • Effective and simple to install: The rinser is easily installed on sinks alongside any new or existing faucet. The design allows water to funnel directly into the sink with no concern about making a mess.

To test these features before mass-producing the Glass Rinser, First Wave Innovation Lab is utilizing Indiegogo’s Enterprise Services, which enables established companies to accelerate innovation by engaging directly with Indiegogo’s global community of more than 10 million users. The Indiegogo users are early advocates and market validators for soon-to-launch products, suggesting improvements and ensuring their success.

“We’re excited to partner with Delta Faucet and its new brand, First Wave, to bring new and innovative products to market,” says Gwen Nguyen, Vice President of Indiegogo Enterprise Services. “The launch of the Innovation Lab at Delta Faucet is another great example of large companies taking a lean, startup approach to testing and validating innovation. Indiegogo and its global community of early adopters are thrilled to be part of this transformation at First Wave.” 

Exclusive pre-offers for the Glass Rinser will be available for a discounted price starting October 22 and through November 19. Following the Indiegogo campaign, the First Wave team will evaluate interest in the Glass Rinser and determine a production strategy.

Learn more about the First Wave℠ Innovation Lab at Delta Faucet Company, and check out the Glass Rinser on Indiegogo today.

About First Wave Innovation Lab
First Wave Innovation Lab is a collection of engineers, innovators and explorers whose sole purpose is to ideate and unveil revolutionary products that change and enhance the way people interact with water. Creating new products based on consumer demand, the team of trailblazers is committed to cutting edge, functional innovation, exclusively for Delta Faucet Company. Learn more at www.firstwavelab.com.

About Delta Faucet Company
Founded by Masco Corporation in 1954 with the introduction of the single-handle faucet, Delta Faucet Company is proud to be America’s faucet innovation leader, featuring Delta®Brizo® and Peerless® products. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet  is a global organization that offers kitchen faucetsbath faucetsshower headsshower systemstoilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.

About Indiegogo
Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the world’s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project –creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.

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