Sunday, September 27, 2015

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 84

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 84

Our new website is up and running, and we are very happy with it. We added a new page “Student area” where we will post information of interest, available to our students. Right now, we posted a link to a free kitchen design software, credit to ProKitchen software.
dot-yellowBeing a kitchen designer is business like any other and in any business we are involved, we would like to be successful. Below are 9 common things about successful people, as described by Kristin Meekhof:

9 Things Success-Oriented People Do
It’s a long journey. Here’s how to get started

Each of us can probably name an “overnight” success story, but most successful people actually spend countless hours nurturing and caring for their beloved projects. Many people assume that most successful people have things handed to them or that it comes with little effort. What is less obvious, however, is that they more typically become successful because of what they practice.
Here are 9 things that success-oriented people practice:
1. They are prepared for the journey. And they know the journey is an expedition rather than a stroll. Along the way, they encounter obstacles that no one warned them about, walk down poorly lit paths and discover a great deal about themselves.
2. They see everything as an opportunity. They even see rejection as an opportunity for personal and/or professional growth. Their strength comes from knowing that rejection is not the end of the world, and understanding how to use it. This is why success-oriented people don’t panic when they see an obstacle; they have confidence that they will work through the challenge.
3. They ask important questions. And the questions they ask themselves are far more important than the ones anyone asks them, questions like: Who do I want to reach? Is this goal serving a higher purpose? Who can I ask for honest feedback? What keeps me motivated?
4. They practice balance. They know they are on a journey and that self-care is critical. They realize that things can began to go sideways if they focus too much on just one issue. Going back to the expedition metaphor, success-oriented people know that if they use all of their energy to climb one hill and don’t properly pace themselves, they will run out of “fuel” to complete journey. In other words, they take breaks and participate in non-work related activities.
5. They know that the core values of determination, discipline, perseverance, and hard work produce golden results. Many people want instant results, but it’s thoughtful, well-planned intentions that carry successful people to the finish line.
6. They are fully aware of their blind spots. They are open and ready to ask for help in areas that they haven’t mastered. They know that others can see things they can’t, and that sharing different perspectives provides new opportunities for growth.
7. They are always a student. They may be reading, doing independent research or engaging in new conversations, but their Number One goal in these activities is to learn. They know that they are responsible for laying the foundation for their success, and this growth comes from broadening their knowledge base.
8. They are not caught up in labels or status symbols. They know that golden opportunities are sometimes the ones others overlook or don’t see as popular. Success-oriented people know that a brand name isn’t always the best value for their business. They know what is the best fit.
9. They practice gratitude. They adopt this practice as part of their daily habits. They are grateful not only for career accomplishments but also for any help that they receive along the way. They are quick to say a sincere “Thank you” to those who offer them support.
Success comes in many different forms and opening your perspective about it can shape your path.
Source: Sourcebooks: Used with Permission
Kristin Meekhof is a licensed master’s level social worker. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a major in psychology and completed the master in social work program at the University of Michigan. She is the author of the forthcoming book, “A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years.”
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Roberto Semprini

Born in Rimini in 1959, Roberto Semprini studied architecture in Florence. In 1987 he joined the Bolidismo expresses the design in a symbolic and synthesis of a concept of speed elettronica. Moved in Milan and started working as a freelance journalist for several design magazines like Mode, L’Atelier (Paris) and ARDI (Barcelona). In 1989, out of the sofa “Tatlin” Edra, which is produced between the winners of the prestigious TOP TEN in Dusseldorf. In 1994, with the table “Manta” for Fiam is among the winners of the Young & Design.
Its products are part of the permanent collection of the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts in Canada and the New Museum of Design in London. In 2000 he moved to Rimini, where the space opens “RM 12 Art & Design” Gallery and Studio of Design and Interior Architecture. Since 2006, the studio realizes high-impact, about the search for new domestic and public spaces, within the cultural events such as fairs Both of Rimini, the exhibition at Fuori Salone del Mobile of Milan and Abitare il Tempo in Verona, Sun of Rimini.
In 2007 he was invited by the Seoul Living Design Fair (Korea) to exhibit “The house Italian / Korean.” He has collaborated with numerous design firms like Fiam, Moroso, Alivar, Rede Guzzini, Edra, Ciacci, RSVP, Arredaesse, Sicis, Slide, Trivellini, Contempo, Ciacci Kreaty, Larms, Spaus, Ad Hoc, MB, Trend Group, Frighetto, Dilmos, Adrenaline, Morfeus, Mastella Design, Pedrali, Morelia, Scab, Valdichienti etc.
He has given lectures and seminars in various faculties of design such as the Faculty of Architecture of Florence, at Milan Polytechnic, the School of Engineering, University of Bologna, the IED Milan, the I. A.V. of Orleans and the School Elisava Barcelona, Politecnico of Milan ecc.He is currently Professor and Coordinator of the role of Artistic Planning for the Business Academy of Fine Arts of Brera
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Doimo Kitchens produces quality furniture, embracing values ​​like rigor, accuracy at every stage of production, the eco-sustainability of the product and the investment in new technologies. The result of this approach are exclusive collections, contemporary soul, speaking of current lifestyles and a new way of understanding the world of the kitchen, seen as the heart of the home and hub of relations.
Doimo Kitchens, born in 1994, belongs to the Doimo Group, one of the most important economic and productive in the Italian furniture industry can offer a complete range of products for the home, office and contract.
Doimo Kitchens makes design and Made in Italy its strengths and is the protagonist of both the domestic market with its presence in the most representative points of sale, both of the world, expressing a vocation to internationalism that adds value and a boost constant growth and confrontation.



A modern fitted kitchen and reliable. Aspen is the kitchen design that lasts, only in terms of sophistication and technical solutions. Its distinguishing feature are the doors made from a structural frame in extruded aluminum recyclable. The technology is combined with the lightness: the frames are applied to panels of 4-6 mm of different finishes:
  • Corian® material evolved and of great value, scratch-resistant, heat-resistant bacteria, which combine the tank and the drip tray built into the top.
  • Fenix®: material innovative products using nanotechnology, is water-repellent and anti-mold. The surface is dull, soft to the touch and resistant to fingerprints and micro-scratches.
  • Painted glasses: are tempered glass whose smooth water repellent surface is very durable. They are available in two versions: polished, with reflective effects, or opaque with velvety to the touch.
  • Laminates: panels in wood effect with a wide range of finishes based on oak and elm. The laminate panels are hygienic, durable and are the optimal choice for those who want to combine resistance and natural materiality.
  • Natural wood: wood species cut in order to highlight the beauty of the knots and grain
  • Layered: material resistant to wear and steam, easy to clean and extremely durable. It is available plain or stone effect.
The modular units are extended with new measures for bases and columns by 75 cm wide and up to 204 cm high.
For the Materia collection, Doimo Kitchens relies on natural materials married in technical materials.Among the first were selected, heat-treated acacia, elm flamed natural, heat-treated oak, warm, natural essences, and the oak scratched with a process that gives multiple shades tactile.
Matter is then proposed in version kitchen Fenix ​​NTM®, including top, technical material from silky, hygienic, anti-fingerprint, easy to clean and restorable by micro-scratches. For plans there is also another technical material, stainless pewter, durable and lived effect, or there are natural materials like marble tradition. Sides and doors can also choose from the classic glossy and matt lacquered, new super matt lacquer, highly appreciated because it silky to the touch, and between melamine finish in one color or wood oak.
Doimo Kitchens Subject cut door 22 mm thick in the head at 30 ° to obtain, by means of the slight tilt, an opening system to flat groove. The sides and doors of the terminal bases, however, are cut at 45 ° to create an effect monobloc. The result is a sophisticated cuisine from the profiles linear and clean.
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The originality of the kitchen Numerouno are rounded and soft. The rounded profile of the bases and wall units makes this sophisticated product, suitable for audiences attentive to design and innovation, but also the functionality and to the rational use of volumes: the curved furniture kitchen Numerouno (columns and larder) not lose their storage capacity thanks to shelves that become practical bottle.
Numerouno is available with doors 2 cm thick in a version with handle or throat in lacquered shiny or matte, satin or gloss glass. Thirty-two colors are proposed, but the ability to customize the color opens to the entire color scale RAL.
Sidney speaks a language refined and elegant, for lovers of good food and decor sought. The soft lines, rounded corners of the base and wall units are the elements that characterize this model.Sidney is an important kitchen, attention to detail: bookcases or cellar inserted in the bases are functional and tastefully match the exclusive wood finishes of wood veneer.
The model is available with the groove in the base and with metal handles recessed for columns; the latter may provide for sliding coplanar doors equipped with a system of motorized opening.
Flavor of Provencal and Mediterranean Country is the traditional model of the collections of Doimo Kitchens characterized by a door with frame and modules with open shelves in support of the foundation.
There are numerous possible combinations, thanks to the various items that you can freely combine: wainscoting systems with shelves, top with stone basins dug in containers with removable wicker baskets make the perfect Country cuisine romantic, timeless ideal solution for country house.
Designed to invoke the coziness of nanna’s best room, Grandma’s Kitchen is the ultimate example of space efficiency. The unit transforms into a full kitchen complete with a sink, oven, fridge and cooktop to prepare your meals. Then thru a series of slides and latches transforms into a dining area for 4. The great thing about this design is if you don’t feel like cleaning up after a big meal, just push everything back in and close up shop. Out of sight, out of mind – that is until the following morning.
Designer: Melanie Olle & Ilja Oelschl├Ągel
things we like
mobile domed bridge splits in half to form both separate and shared spaces
a domed structure sits at the middle of the bay
visitors walk towards the center of the bay where two halves of the dome are split in two
the gap provides two distinct spaces for visitors to experience
the halved dome allows views out towards the surrounding landscape
once closed, the space becomes a site of reflection and contemplation