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Brighten up your abode this fall


Published: 08/24/2012

by William Roebuck

Le Creuset now offers its first dinnerware ollection in a full array of iconic colours. The collection comes in a
four-piece or 16-piece set of mugs, soup bowls, salad plates and dinner plates. Aditional pieces – including cereal bowls, salt and pepper shakers and pasta owls – are sold individually, allowing for a matched set in a single hue or for personalized, colourful mix-and-match combinations.


Finished with protective glaze and crafted rom stoneware, each stackable and matchable piece features the brand’s
signature three-ring accent. The dishes are safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasher.


Ranging in price from $8 to over $250, the collection is available at local kitchen stores. For locations, visit


Colourful mixer fits with various kitchen designs

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer now comes in a variety of colours that can complement almost any kitchen decor. The
mixer has a durable stainless steel bowl with comfort-grip handle, 10 speeds, and metal construction for long-lasting operation. Its suggested price is 499.99 and it is available from most major appliance retailers. Also, in honour of breast cancer awareness, KitchenAid will donate $75 of each purchase of its Raspberry Ice Stand Mixer to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


New tape lighting is easy to install

Kichler Lighting’s Taskwork LED Tape is available for indoor and outdoor applications, including home theatres, game
rooms, kitchens, baths, decks or patios.


It can be used to enhance tray ceilings, highlight cabinet toe-kicks or create wall-wash effects. The 24-volt tape is
fully dimmable, and comes in a range of white light and colours, and lengths up to 20 feet.


One side of the tape features a 3M adhesive that sticks securely to smooth or rough surfaces, while the other side has
enclosed LED chips on a black or a white strip. For indoor/damp applications, a silicone coating provides additional protection. It is easy to clean and safe even when within the reach of children. For outdoor/wet applications, the tape is completely encased.


When tucked into bookshelves, under counters, above cabinets and inside coves, the low-profile fixture disappears,
leaving targeted areas awash in light to aid in task work or highlight rchitectural features. Outdoors, it can add ambience and aid in nighttime navigation when used around barbecues, gazebos, decks and planters. High-output Taskwork LED Tape (200 lumens per foot) is ideal for task lighting, while the low-output version (100 lumens per foot) suits accent lighting.

For more information, visit


Designer grab bars include new corner shelf

Oakville, ON-based Moen Home Care has added
new products and finishes to its Designer Grab Bars with Accessories
collection. The complete line includes the Grab Bar with Corner Shelf, which
adds extra stability and convenient storage in a bathtub or shower; the Grab
Bar with Towel Bar for a shower or tub; the Grab Bar with Paper Holder, which
assists when you are lowering or raising yourself on and off the toilet; the
Grab Bar with Shelf, which provides added stability and storage in a bathtub or
shower, keeping items conveniently within safe reach. Each features a 250-pound
weight capacity; finishes include Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Old World


New decorative hardware comes with bonus

Berenson Canada is launching five new
collections of knob and pull decorative hardware items in support of Komen for
the Cure. Through to March 31, 2013, Berenson will donate a percentage for each
item sold in select hardware collections, with a guaranteed minimum donation of
$25,000. The idea to partner with Komen for the Cure came from Nancy, a 20-year
employee with Berenson, who discovered in 2009 that she had breast cancer.
Berenson created a pink finish exclusively for these collections. All five of
the new collections are inspired by and named after courageous breast cancer survivors.


The newly introduced Berenson collections
are the Brenda Collection, which includes one knob and a pull design available
in five finishes. The Nancy Collection includes two knobs and two pulls in four
finishes. The Dierdra Collection includes one knob and a pull in five finishes.
The Laura Collection includes one knob and two pulls in three finishes. The
Betty Collection includes two knobs in four finishes.

For more, visit


New iPad mounting system provides ergonomic

Toronto-based SpiderArm has introduced a
Mobile Mount Adapter for the spiderArm modular system. The system allows users
to create a hands-free viewing set-up that provides an enjoyable experience
when using an Apple iPad, therefore reducing the potential muscle fatigue, eye
strain and neck strain that can occur from extended use of technology devices.


The spiderArm Mobile Mount Adapter allows
users to mount their device in a car or on a stroller.


The full spiderArm system includes two base
units: a two-way SurfaceMount that is padded to protect furniture and can be
secured to a table or desk, and a three-way VersaMount for securing onto a
wall, under a cabinet or near a workstation.

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