Kitchen of the Week: ‘Cafe au lait’ project features massive stone island

Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the "Café au lait" kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.


Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the “Café au lait” kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.

A large stone island forms the striking centrepiece of this kitchen in a Canterbury home – it’s coffee-coloured veining giving rise to the name of the project.

“Café au lait”, by Wellington kitchen designer Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens, reflects the owners’ designer for an “organic” kitchen featuring natural materials and colours.

The kitchen, which won a regional award in this year’s national NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, has also been shortlisted for the prestigious SBID International Design Excellence Awards in London – the winners will be announced later this month.

Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.


Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.

It caught the NKBA judges’ attention for both its looks and craftsmanship: “The manufacturing of the exquisite marble island would have been tricky, but it has been well executed,” the judges said. “The combination of materials works really well together. Appliance placement is good, and the lighting adds to the kitchen.”

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Hannah says the kitchen was designed for the clients’ new house, where it needed to complement an elegant, open-plan interior, in a cohesive way.

Recessed seating at one end cannot be seen from the front of the island - it was designed this way to maintain the sense of the island being a large block of stone.


Recessed seating at one end cannot be seen from the front of the island – it was designed this way to maintain the sense of the island being a large block of stone.

The main feature of the Eggersmann German kitchen, was to

It’s time to use up everything in the garden so we asked Toronto chefs about their ‘desert island’ herb

With little but brassicas still thriving in the garden and frost warnings putting gardeners across Toronto on edge, it’s time to haul in all the tender herbs. Soon, it will be pesto-city, and that’s the basil taken care of, but what about all the other flavourful greens too good to waste?

Executive Chef Jason Bangerter, is mad about herbs, and he is blessed with a culinary garden of delights. Just outside his kitchen at Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa, near Cambridge, Ontario, the chef can stroll through his gardens picking and plucking any number of tasty, super fresh things. “I have fallen in love with, not only herbs, but their beautiful, delicious flowers as well,” says Bangerter. “Three of my absolute favourite and reoccurring obsessions have been with bronze fennel, chive blossom, and gem marigold.”

Langdon Hall’s gardening team use marigolds as natural pest control in the garden. “It’s citrusy sweet and reminds me of candy, think: orange or tangerine, flavoured gummy bears! I use the vibrant yellow and orange flowers as well as the plant’s leafy greens in many ways: in sugar and salt cures and marinades for vegetable, fish and seafood dishes; to flavour teas, cakes, cookies, creams, vinaigrettes and stocks; in both savoury and sweet recipes; or simply tossed fresh from the garden into salads or as garnish for a dish that benefits from the fresh citrus flavour of the plant.”

“At the end of the season we transplant some of our marigolds to the greenhouse to keep them going through the winter and any remaining plants I often make preserves with – marigold jam; infused sugar and oil, cures, and syrups – so that none of the plants go to waste and to give us some of that summer fresh citrus flavour throughout the

Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Discusses the Art of Lighting

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Top Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, explains how the selection of lighting design can serve as an artistic element to enhance the beauty of a room

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 / The choice of lighting in a space is often underestimated; lighting can be viewed as an artistic element rather than a practical accessory. Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, chooses lighting to complement the features of the rooms’ design. Lighting creates an elegant style and enhances the architectural features of a room.

Lighting is a focal aesthetic feature where the goal of its composition and positioning is to highlight and enhance other features in the space. A careful and informed selection of lighting creates the difference between functionality and art. Luxurious lighting installations captivate viewers by the ambiance this creates.

Levels of lighting assist in creating and emphasizing the mood of a room. Using different forms of lighting such as chandeliers, sconces, and lamps creates a balance.

Ambient lighting is positioned in areas of the room to soften the mood and create a comforting and stylish feel for the space. The spaces where fixtures are installed are carefully and strategically positioned to attract the attention to artwork, sculptures, wallpaper designs, or intricate details of the room. Task lighting is artistically created in areas that require additional lighting to brighten the specific space. This layer of lighting is carefully balanced to allow efficiency as well as adding to the luxurious atmospheric feel of the space.

Creating a sufficient balance between luxurious and functional space relies primarily on the art of lighting. Fabricating a room or space that feels sophisticated and stylish

From ‘Love Island’ to ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Caesars Entertainment keeps Las Vegas on TV

Love Island

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The cast of “Love Island” parties on the rooftop of the Cromwell.

If it’s true that everyone’s watching a lot more TV while staying home during the pandemic, viewers across the country are getting plenty of Las Vegas scenery during their favorite shows.

The second season of the U.S. version of dating competition reality series “Love Island” wraps up this week and has seen growing ratings since its premiere on CBS on August 24, according to Variety. Like its U.K. and Australian editions, the show is typically filmed at an actual island destination, with young competitors chasing romance and a big cash prize while attempting to avoid elimination from the voting public or their castmates.

International travel restrictions and other coronavirus concerns threatened to cancel the new season until executives from ITV, producers of “Love Island,” connected with colleagues at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, resulting in the entire production moving to the Strip to be headquartered at the Cromwell. Much of the show has been filmed at the resort’s rooftop Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, redecorated to serve as the “Love Island” villa, and just off the Strip, the Rio has served as a secondary production site.

Caesars Entertainment Vice President of Production Kate Whiteley said while “Love Island” in Las Vegas came together quickly, it’s a huge production with 125 people working as cast and crew at the Cromwell and 200 at the Rio.

“It’s been a lot of fun watching it come together and it’s a really big undertaking for us, so we’ve been fortunate to have this partnership with ITV to work together to create a COVID-safe way to do it,” Whiteley said. “There’s a lot of different factors at play beyond Las

Buying Property On The Big Island Of Hawaii

With their long thick truthful fur, jet black noses, and extra massive size, the friendly faces you would be looking into might sound like and look somewhat like a polar bear cub but these are the beautiful breed of home canine referred to as the Great Pyrenees. These canines require numerous coaching, quite a lot of train and will preferably be labored moderately than performed with. Much like the Husky, these canine do not make appropriate household pets or pets for a kid. Known largely for their lovely look, fluffy coats, cute jumpers and for being cuddly lapdogs, this doesn’t mean a Shih Tzu is appropriate for a household.

Your canine deserves to get pleasure from his golden years with folks he loves probably the most. Feeding him at the identical occasions on daily basis may also assist make his bowel actions more predictable versus allowing him to eat freely on his own from a stuffed up bowl left around all day.

I live in a house that is only 1050 sq. toes with my husband, two kids, and canine. A household room behind the house, looking to the southwest, might have the right blend of warmth and wonder at the end of the day. My husband works in actual property and acquired laid off twice throughout the actual estate disaster – throughout which I worked full time and he was the CEO of our household.

On the similar time the design should assist you to easily develop on the house if need be. To make this doable, you should ask the architect to plan the house in such a method that it is located on the corners of your plot in order to depart enough room for future developments.

An old dog soiling within the house is one thing …