Fresh Designs from Purificare: Taps from Australia, Ama outdoor showers and plumping-inspired fixtures from Jee-O

This week, we're looking at the lastest designs from Purificare, including taps from the Australian Faucet Co., luxury outdoor showers from Ama, and cool new plumbing-inspired fixtures from Jee-O.

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New Specialty Finishes for Hansgrohe's AXOR Collection

German manufacturer Hansgrohe has introduced thirteen new finishes that bring a dramatic new look and increased durability to its designer collection, AXOR.

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How we Roll: The OjO Commuter Scooter

Our focus may be bringing you the latest in kitchen and bath design but our interests are also in promoting smart technology and great local companies. With that, we’re thrilled to show you the OjO Commuter Scooter, which is en route to our Santa Monica showroom. The two-wheel scooter is electric, bike lane-friendly and produces zero emissions for a ride that’s as clean as it is fun.

OjO is the first truly grown-up, e-hybrid scooter on the market. It incorporates smart technology with a digital touch screen, Bluetooth speakers, a USB port for charging your phone and a wireless key fob. It runs on a 500-watt HyperGear motor—hills are a breeze!—and features LED front and rear lights, a built-in alarm system and an on-board, retractable charging cable that can plug in to any 110v wall outlet. (A single charge lasts about twenty-five miles.) The heavy gauge, all-welded aluminum chassis can carry up to 300 pounds, and can be converted for seated or standing use. It offers a smooth ride and is easily maneuverable, topping out at about 20mph, plus it complies with electric bike guidelines so there’s no license required. “We’ve been in research and development for almost three years to solve a dire need for a simple, stable, fun bike lane-friendly and clean commuter vehicle,” says Dale Seiden, President of OjO Electric. “This first-of-its-kind smart scooter gives a riding experience like no other.” Three speed modes provide comfort levels for any rider: Eco Mode for beginners, Touring Mode to maximize distance and Sport Mode for peak performance. (We're guessing Olympic snowboarder Trevor Jacob uses Sport Mode when he zips around on his.)

This spring, OjO donated a limited-edition scooter signed by Lady Gaga to the singer's Born This Way Foundation, which empowers young people to make the world a better place. Pretty rad.  We love supporting innovative, forward-thinking and design-centric companies like OjO . (We also just think it's a really cool ride.) See the scooter in action here, then see it in person at our Santa Monica showroom when it arrives the week of July 17th!

 

Our Very Special History with the Furniture Guild

This week we're taking a look at the Furniture Guild. We're proud to have had them in our showrooms for nearly twenty years, and to have a played a special role in their history. If you're looking for gorgeous and customizable bathroom options, Furniture Guild is a great place to start.

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New & Notable: The latest from Grohe, plus custom options from True and Home Refinements by Julien

If you're looking for something outside the ordinary, this is the post for you. We've got changeable faucets from Grohe, and design-your-own True refrigerators and Home Refinements by Julien sinks.

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The New Classics from THG-Paris

The latest collections from THG-Paris offer everything from Art Deco-styling to solar rays, as the company expands its collections of beautifully crafted contemporary designs.

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Breathe Deeper with Modern-Aire Hoods

Modern-Aire is one of Southern California's most fascinating firms, from its unique history to its niche production of custom range hoods. The company offers designs for wall ovens and islands in a selection of styles that go from minimalist to traditional, all of which add a perfect finishing touch to your kitchen.

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Fall in Luv with Duravit

For its latest collection, Luv, German company Duravit tapped Danish designer Cecilie Manz to create a suite of bathroom furnishings that reflect a truly Scandinavian aesthetic.

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An Eye for Miele: Kitchen Designer Lisa Steinbach-Schecter

We pride ourselves on knowing all there is to know about our incredible range of products, but seeing them through a designer’s eyes always gives us a whole new appreciation for them. One of our favorite “ah ha” moments was seeing the specialty kitchen Lisa Steinbach-Schecter installed in her showroom, Kitchens on Montana.

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What's New at Newport Brass

Since 1989, Newport Brass has produced some of the finest premium solid brass faucets and fixtures on the market, and we’re proud to say that it’s a California company. Here, we're proud to bring you a few of their latest water-wise designs.

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New & Notable: High-style bathroom furnishings from Ronbow, Stone Forest and Electric Mirror

The latest bathroom designs from Ronbow, Stone Forest and Electric Mirror offer sleek design, natural materials and the latest in technology.

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Hansgrohe's International Style

Hansgrohe has long been at the fore of kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Founded in Germany’s Black Forest region in 1901, the manufacturer, which also produces Axor, its designer line, has won numerous awards for such inventive products as the multiple-spray hand showers and special water-saving technologies.

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