The buzz at the moment is all about hydration, with many companies taking an innovative approach to water bottles and actively helping people to protect the planet by reducing plastic waste. As we become more aware about the need to preserve our planet, homewares businesses are launching eco-friendly alternatives to single-use water bottles. Read more about this trend on page 18 in this month’s kitchen & dining digital magazine.
Sydney retailer Opus Design recently launched its own eco cups range. Called Think Cup, owner Chris Tourgelis says he was inspired by the ABC’s War on Waste program which aired last year. The show caused a massive spike in consumer awareness about the real need to stop using disposable coffee cups. After the show the store’s existing reusable cup suppliers literally ran out of stock and Think Cup was born. Read more on page 26.
Don’t miss our feature on the Smart Kitchen on page 24, where smart home expert Mike Wolf tells us why software is not just changing our lives, but managing it. The heart of the smart kitchen is not the smart oven, fridge or cupboard, but software, and the goal is to perfectly synchronise hardware and software.
This issue also features some great profiles. We talk to Dave and Michelle Cann who through their store, String + Salt, share their love of good food, good friends and good design. Read more on page 14.
Katrina Markoff is a highly-creative chocolatier and the founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a Chicago-based chocolate maker that inspires people to open their minds and travel the world through chocolate. Read all about her journey on page 20.
For more than 100 years, Danish company Eva Solo, founded in 1913, has believed that good design is everything. On page 22, managing director, Yossie Bitton, tells us more about the company’s approach to design.
If you’re looking for some new products don’t miss some of our favourite kitchen tools and gadgets starting on page 28 including Joseph Joseph’s 3-in-1 avocado tool and Dreamfarm’s Levoop.