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New books, bathrooms and blenders
Modern bathrooms are designed to be more than places where you get clean, and Duravit’s multi-functional shower aims to bridge the gap between bathroom and personal spa even further. This shower unit is suitable for either back-to-back or corner installations, and with dimensions of 1800 x 1100 x 2340 mm will fit into even the smallest of rooms. The frameless cabin, which is made of transparent glass, features a shower, steam bath, massage function and water hose, all controlled by an aluminium control panel which is mounted directly into the tiles.
This range of carpets from Danube are available in Buildmart stores across the region. A recent backlash against minimalist interior design has made patterned carpets are all the rage in 2010, not only because they liven up a space, but because they are a thrifty way of adding color to a room.
Building (in) the Future:Recasting Labor in Architecture
Princeton Architecture Press
There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Building (in) the Future confronts this important question and others like it with submissions from architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, construction managers, lawyers, and scholars. The book examines how contemporary practices of production are reshaping the design and construction process in the 21st century.
With 100,000 man hours of development and 60,000 hours of testing, the Kenwood Cooking Chef is the blending enthusiast’s blender. Now available in Dubai, Kenwood has been making blenders for as long as man has been making soups and smoothies, and the introduction of heating technology make this an essential part of any kitchen.
Marketed as a new fridge for Ramadan, Samsung’s TWIN series has enough room for all those Iftar feasts, and, according to the promotional material, is doing its bit for the environment too because it prevents people from throwing out food when the fridge gets full. The chrome finish and blue LED panel on the exterior also brightens up a dull kitchen.
Although your iPad may do most things that a computer can do, it cannot do everything – namely print documents. This app costs less than a dollar, and lets you ‘reverse print’ your desktop documents to your iPad, allowing you to carry them to meetings, sites, etc.
In its latest design, BoConcept have sought to create a bed which imitates the style of a hotel room with the flexibility of the home. This model comes in 78 different fabrics and colours, and the cover is removable, adding to its longer lifespan. The upholstered headboard is available in four sizes and is covered on the back, so it can be freestanding for those who want their bed in the middle of the room. The frame is available in six sizes.
Air Master is a new kind of high-tech carpet that traps and immobilizes dust, improving indoor air quality. Desso, the company behind the carpet, claims that tests show Air Master is eight time more effective at capturing and retaining fine dust than hard flooring, and four times more effective than standard carpeting.