New In Our Hood: Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine Launch

We’re excited to launch a new series that highlights all of the cool things happening right here in our “hood” (San Francisco Design District). Luxe Interiors + Design magazine just launched its SF edition and kicked it off with an epic launch party at the Coup D’Etat Showroom. Here is a link to  Luxe and a link to a few more fun photos from the event.

If you happen to come across any cool events or new showroom/product launches near the Design District, please feel free to send us a note and we’ll publish on our blog and social media profiles! (marketing@zephyronline.com)

Hope you all are having a great week!

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Dwell on Design 2014 Recap

We had a great time at Dwell on Design last week and snapped some photos to share with our readers. The major trends we noticed this year were smart appliances, sustainability, and of course – what Dwell is always known for – sleek, modern design. While in Los Angeles, we met with the LA Times Home Editor and two of our favorite bloggers who we’re excited to partner with in the coming months. At the show, we participated in a progressive #KBTribeChat, which is always a good time and an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes looks at some new products coming to market.

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Los Angeles Times Building

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We stopped by Oh Joy’s studio – she is known for her use of bright color and pattern and is (hopefully!) going to install a Zephyr hood in her new kitchen.

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We also met with Jeanne from CozyStylishChic. We love her round-ups that always feature great info on new products with gorgeous photos. We hope to collaborate with Jeanne very soon; we love her style!

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During the show we participated in a progressive KBTribeChat and visited Miele, American Standard and Mr. Steam. It’s always great to put a face to a “Twitter handle”!

Miele showcased its new PureLine and CountourLine, which is part of its new Generation 6000 series of appliances.

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American Standard displayed its “Smart Toilet” that opens upon approach, eliminating germs, and features a heated seat, cleansing functionality, drying and auto flush.

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Mr. Steam showed us how easy it is to create your own in-home steam shower for the ultimate home spa experience.

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More finds include Dacor’s new Color Customization that allows customers to select a range in any color imaginable.

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Stikwood manufactures peel-and-stick wood that will give your home an instant facelift with a real wood sticker application.

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Perlick launched industry exclusive accessories to its under-counter refrigeration.

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Altius Prefab and BluHomes showcased homes that are sustainable, energy efficient for the modern consumer.

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Vita Vino lets you bring the flavor of the vineyards into your living space with home decor products made from retired wine barrels.

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And finally, a company after our own heart — Blue Air designs and manufactures air purifications with a smart design. We’re all about the clean air!

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Great show! Can’t wait for next year!

Trends Top 50

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Zephyr is excited to be featured in a Trends Top 50 project! “Trends Top 50″ US projects are chosen on the basis of excellence in design, function, product specification and style. The Zephyr Milano Island kitchen hood is featured in this  home that achieves the feel of a grand hotel at a faraway destination.
Trends is published in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, UAE, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Features include architecture, kitchen and bathroom design.
Here is a link to the feature!
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Zephyr Unveils ENERGY STAR® Kitchen Hoods

 Siena ENERGY STAR® Kitchen

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We’re excited to announce the launch of three hoods with ENERGY STAR®: Siena Wall, Vortex One-Piece Liner and Twister Power Pack. Available in May 2014, these three products use less energy, save consumers money and help the environment.

Continue reading for more information on our new products – a perfect fit for your energy efficient kitchen remodel.

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NYC

We spent a few days in one of our favorite cities last week for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Whenever we visit New York, the time always flies by and the design, culture, views and food keep us hungry for more.

Those in our industry know AD is a powerhouse in the design and editorial world so we were confident the annual tradeshow wouldn’t disappoint. A few trends we noticed this year — Color, Texture and Pattern! We were at the show on the first day of spring and the designers exhibiting embraced the season with gorgeous floral displays, bright color combinations (from kitchen appliances to pillow fabric) and innovative pattern mixing.

The photo below is a collage from the Dining by Design event sponsored by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). This was the 15th-annual fundraiser showcasing more than 40 inventive tabletop installations devised by leaders in the design community. This year, the event raised $650,000 and featured table designs by Ralph Lauren, Diane von Frustenberg and other noteworthy designers. A few of our favorite design blogs covered the event and you can check out more photos of these gorgeous table designs and booths at Quintessence, Cozy Stylish Chic and Sarah Sarna.

The second photo is a gorgeous art display by House of LMD. Can you believe there are 2,500 roses!?!

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We also noticed a trend toward compact appliances and furniture for smaller spaces. Blue Star launched an oven for city dwellers and Bertazzoni unveiled a new suite of 24-inch compact appliances, including wall ovens and cooktops ideally suited for small spaces. There were aisles and aisles  of gorgeous furniture, art pieces, and home accessories that proved  you can incorporate smart, beautiful design regardless of the size of your home.

We had a great time at the show and enjoyed meeting industry bloggers, Veronika with Modenus and other designers at Marys and Mimosas!

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While in New York, we also had the opportunity to visit the Materials Connexion Library – a global materials consultancy and library of innovative and sustainable materials. Have you ever been? It is amazing! The members-only library helps companies innovate and gives them access to global material sources. They feature sustainable materials to guide environmentally responsible material solutions and are the experts on materials in development and untapped technologies. It really is a brilliant place and we were amazed by how many designers and manufacturers they brought together, such as Nike, Disney, Starbucks and hundreds others.

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And finally, we were also able to enjoy ourselves a little and take in the beautiful city! Until next time, New York!

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