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Back so soon?
Oh. You’re right. It was a shorter post than usual. I do need time to pack, you know.
One of Blog Tour’s major sponsors is design forward sink and faucet manufacturer Blanco. They kickstarted the resurgence of the you-know-you-want-one popular trend in colored sinks. The only supplier in the world (it’s a big world) to produce its own sinks from start to finish in all three of the materials it uses, the company recently introduced several innovative high-end sink designs.
Since “Chamfer” is one of my favorite AutoCAD commands, let me introduce you to Vision™ from the Silgranit II series:
Notice how the chamfered inside edge of the sink gives it extra detail? Sweet. It comes in colors that make me hungry, with names like Truffle, Biscotti, and Café Brown. Even better, at under $500.00 it actually is an affordable luxury. It’s surface is as tough as steel and as pretty as a steel magnolia.
Fun fact: Did you know that the most expensive sink created to date is made of hand cast aluminum, layered in 24k gold, and is peppered with four carats of diamonds? It’s true. Look it up.
Since there aren’t a lot of McMansions on the other side of the pond, unless you divvy up old ramblers like Versailles and Downton Abbey Windsor Palace, Blanco makes Vision™ to fit the smaller footprint of Europe’s predominate residences. It’s hard to make the twists and turns in 12th century buildings, y’all.
I would give you all the details, but then you wouldn’t head over to meet Susan and Nick. (You should meet Susan and Nick. I have. Yes, really. Not all of my friends are invisible.) They are gifted kitchen designers, and both of them are on Blanco’s Design Council.
Susan is the genius behind Bornholm Kitchen, a luxury cabinet line made of gorgeous woods design with Scandinavian style, and the mother half of Kitchen Designer. Nick is a rabid Auburn fan, master tailgater, prolific design writer and an all around kitchen guru. I hope I wrote that in the right order, Nick, but honestly, I’m not sure. War Eagle, dude.
I’m looking forward to meeting up with them (it’s a small world), and the rest of Blanco’s design team in Germany, as they talk serious design with #BlogTourCGN at Living Kitchen 2013.
In the meantime, be sure to take a look at Blanco’s complete selection of kitchen goodness. I got to see it at KBIS this year, and the SteelArt™ line is incredible. It takes 48 steps and 30 craftsman to build just one sparkling satin stainless steel sink. They aren’t the most expensive ones in the world, but maybe they should be!