Buydeem Launches Award-Winning Line of Sleek Kitchen Products in the US

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Buydeem has announced the launch of its award-winning line of multi-functional and beautifully designed kitchen products in the US, bringing nearly two decades of experience in Asia to American homes for the first time.

Buydeem’s flagship product is the multi-functional glass Kettle Cooker, which can be used to boil water but also make stew, rice, yogurt, and more. The Kettle Cooker has long been #1 in its category on Tmall, China’s premier high-end eCommerce portal owned by Alibaba. With its friendly design and superb quality, it is a popular and perfect addition to any home.

On the heels of the Kettle Cooker’s success in China, Japan, and South Korea, Buydeem quickly expanded its product line to include a mid-century-inspired 4-slice toaster, a classic enameled cast-iron Dutch oven, a sleek food steamer, and an instant hot water boiler conveniently sized for any home or office.

Buydeem also offers a line of food containers including a ceramic cocotte, variously sized glass jars and bottles, and a convenient travel mug for customers who find themselves often on the go or in need of storage solutions.

While designed for small spaces, aesthetics are also a key element to Buydeem’s line of products with all appliances available in a range of corresponding hues including white, retro green, niagara, light yellow, and pale dogwood.

Buydeem’s unique combination of functionality and design has been recognized around the world. Its products have received Germany’sRed Dot Design Award and iF Product Design Award, and the Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Since first launching the Kettle Cooker in 2013, Buydeem has sold more than 1 million products and offered customers in the Asia-Pacific market additional products including bonus recipes and a line of healthy pre-packaged food.

American customers are also able to purchase Buydeem’s popular instant soup lines, with flavors including Peach Barley, Longon, and Snow Pear Fig through Buydeem’s website.

ABOUT: Founded in 2003, Buydeem first established a following in Asia around its flagship Kettle Cooker. Over the past two decades it has expanded its line of award-winning kitchen products to include appliances and storage solutions. For more information please visit: www.buydeemglobal.com  

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Kitchen of the Week: Former barrister chambers becomes apartment with award-winning black kitchen

This black kitchen, designed by Nicola Manning of Auckland, won the Outstanding Renovation Kitchen award in this year's NKBA national awards.

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This black kitchen, designed by Nicola Manning of Auckland, won the Outstanding Renovation Kitchen award in this year’s NKBA national awards.

It’s hard to believe this kitchen is in an apartment that was previously a commercial office space.

Kitchen designer Nicola Manning of Nicola Manning Design says the space was the client’s inner-city barrister chambers for 20 years: “As he was approaching retirement, he and his wife decided to convert the ‘office space’ into an apartment that would have a New York loft feel.”

The kitchen Manning designed has just won the Outstanding Kitchen Renovation award in the national NKBA awards, with the judges calling it “an inspired transformation”.

Kitchen designer Nicola Manning.

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Kitchen designer Nicola Manning.

Manning says the client’s brief was to transform the staff lunchroom and storage space into the kitchen, which was to be the heart of the new apartment. “It needed to have a slight industrial edge.”

Not surprisingly, there were several challenges with the conversion, including the fact that the kitchen space is triangular with tight corners. And services to the floors above ran through the main “back wall” of the kitchen, which limited the depth of the cabinetry that could be placed there.

To gain more space, a wall was removed to open up the kitchen to the central hallway through the apartment.

“The steel window joinery throughout the apartment was an inspiration for the predominantly black colour palette,” Manning says. “This contrasts beautifully with the light oak herringbone floors.

The triangular island is the central feature of the kitchen, echoing the shape of the space. “I created vertical steel fins at each end to complete the triangular lines without making the ends too solid, and to provide texture,” Manning says.

A deep steel clashing around the benchtop helps to anchor the island in the open space, and defines the boundary of the kitchen.

Removing the wall between the former office kitchen and main hallway has opened up the space to create a gathering space for the family.

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Removing the wall between the former office kitchen and main hallway has opened up the space to create a gathering space for the family.

The island features an industrial Dekton Trillion benchtop that adds texture and warmth. Rounding off the corners of the island for safety reasons also helps to soften the look.

The sink and Miele cooktop are positioned on the main benchtop that runs beneath the window. “The benchtop is a bead-blasted stainless steel with a shark nose edge that creates a floating effect and provides a strong contrast with the solid steel-clashed island.

Manning chose textured tiles with a “butterflied treatment” for the wall above the main bench.

To achieve the required tall storage to house the ovens, fridge and pantry, a compromise had to be made with the position of the fridge.

Manning says the only position that worked for the fridge was at the right-hand end of the tall wall area. However, the central area of this ‘back wall’ was very shallow due to the services housed behind.

To utilise this space the designer created large shallow cupboards and used a sliding door

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Award-winning Chattanooga designer offers tips on creating your dream kitchen

When Jackie Howard gets a call for one of her award-winning kitchen designs, her first thought is, “Please, not another white kitchen.”

The founder and owner of Scarlett’s Cabinetry, Howard has spent more than 30 years making clients’ dreams for their home come true. Her designs garnered her the title of “Best of the Best” in this year’s people’s choice awards by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Howard has seen countless trends come and go — like white kitchens, which have endured since the 1920s, when white was about the only color on offer. The country had just come out of the Spanish flu pandemic and a gleaming white kitchen was associated with sterilization, a huge selling point at the time.

Today’s crisp white kitchens can speak of cleanliness or homeyness, elegance or minimalism. In a word, they remain timeless.

“White kitchens still sell homes,” Howard says.

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But today’s kitchens are no longer sequestered at the back of the house, tucked behind swinging doors and walls. They are the heart of the home both literally and figuratively. As such, Howard works to blend them into their surroundings, creating a seamless flow in the open, shared living spaces preferred today.

“Kitchens being open to the living space, you want to look in there and be happy. You want it to look like the rest of the space,” she says. “If you’ve got a lot of contrasting colors — even grays and whites — it screams ‘kitchen.'”

Here, Howard shares three of her kitchen designs and what they can teach us.

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“I think the biggest compliment of this kitchen is when you walk in you really have to look for the kitchen. Each piece is like a fine piece of furniture.”

This kitchen, designed for a family of five on Signal Mountain, channels an Old World French vibe.

“You can obviously tell she wants that warm, cozy, lived-in kitchen feel,” says Howard.

But some of the most important details from her rigorous client interview process aren’t necessarily about aesthetics, but whether a family cooks together, who cooks most often, even the height of the most prominent cook. This knowledge helps her determine spacing, placement and flow.

There’s no need for a pantry.

“A lot of people are scared of giving up a walk-in pantry,” Howard says, though she recommends maximizing every square inch by opting for drawers and slide-out cupboards.

Drawers offer seamless storage, both aesthetically and practically.

“You want everything at your hands … [so] anytime you can put a set of drawers instead of cabinets or pulls [I recommend it],” she says, adding, “We know now that, except for a big stockpot, everything can go in a drawer.” Instead, keep those big stockpots in a cabinet above the fridge.

Ceiling-height cabinets are handy, even if they’re not the most accessible.

“A lot of clients had cabinets that did not go to the ceiling,” says Howard. “What’s

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts: A Closer Look at the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s Award-Winning Interior

Corvette can stand tall with the best the world has to offer.”

Re-designing one of the longest-enduring nameplates is a challenge, but one that the Chevrolet Corvette design team relished. The 2020 Corvette Stingray not only boasts one of the best interiors of any Corvette, but the best interior that General Motors, and indeed the wider industry, has ever built. It is no surprise that WardsAuto recently named the Corvette Stingray one of the 10 Best Interiors of 2020.  

“As America’s most iconic performance nameplate, redesigning the Corvette Stingray from the ground up presented the team a historic opportunity, something Chevrolet designers have desired for over 60 years,” said Michael Simcoe, Vice President of Global Design, General Motors. “It is now the best of America, a new arrival in the mid-engine sports car class. We know

Even at first look, it is clear that the breathtaking cabin matches the unprecedented performance of the first-ever, mid-engine Corvette. The inspiration drawn from modern fighter jets flows seamlessly between the exterior and interior, with a cockpit that has been migrated forward by 16.5 inches to envelop the driver, encapsulating the aeronautic and high-performance spirit of the nameplate.

The design team paid close attention to ergonomics to unlock more space in the interior to deliver a more comfortable ride. Vertical climate controls and ultra-thin vents minimize the height of the instrument panel, creating a low interior with more space than previous nameplates. The push-button transmission is meanwhile designed to save precious real estate in the center console. Finally, a new, squared-off, two-spoke, small diameter steering wheel enables an unobscured view of the 12-inch reconfigurable cluster display

It’s challenging to design a cabin that provides a sense of occasion every time the driver steps into the car, while ensuring ergonomics and comfort but that’s where the Stingray’s interior design captures the essence of Corvette. The instrument panel, for instance, is wrapped in premium leather with luxurious touches of carbon-fiber in the cabin to signal its performance intent, keeping the design tasteful, while the suede microfiber interior trim provides added sportiness.

It’s no secret that colors and trim, play a vital role in elevating any car’s interior, especially a performance vehicle like the Corvette and the 2020 Stingray offers more personalization options than ever so every driver can make their own design statement. In addition to 12 exterior colors, the 2020 Corvette Stingray also offers six interior color themes from Jet Black to Adrenaline Red, which can be matched with six different seatbelt colors and two optional stitching options. No Corvette need look alike and can now truly reflect their drivers personal design flairs.

Going a step further, there are also three seat options in the 2020 Corvette Stingray. From sporty but comfortable with ample support with the GT1 to racing inspired but long-journey-comfort adjustable GT2 seats to, of course, Competition Sport seats designed for the track-focused driver.

With the new mid-engine design relocating the iconic engine, it is easy to think that the interior would

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