KOHLER Composed Faucet Collection

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Last Tuesday I went to a fun event with Kohler to celebrate the launch of the new KOHLER Composed Bathroom Faucet. The event was held at the IAC Building in Chelsea, a sleek and modern space – the perfect complement to the modern design of the Composed faucet. I had a great time meeting the Kohler team, checking out the new range of products, and learning the behind-the-scenes scoop about what goes into the design of a product line like this, straight from the Kohler designers themselves! It was actually really fascinating to me, as faucets are something that we use everyday but perhaps rarely think about – meanwhile for this faucet collection, there was a ton of thought, creativity, and time that went into its creation. Every, single, little detail was thought about, tweaked, and finessed until they arrived at the final product – which took years to develop!

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Kohler is an international company with creative teams in both the US and Paris. For the Composed Collection, the US and Paris teams each came up with ideas, and then combined them to create the finished product. At the event I learned that a lot of the process was about stripping away non-essentials, and perfecting the proportions of the piece. It’s very contemporary and evokes a minimalist aesthetic without feeling dull or boring.

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Gorgeous flowers dotted around the event.

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The Composed line is Kohler’s most modern product range to date. This faucet is all about clean lines and simplicity – to me, it makes a statement without shouting. The collection comes in two finishes: Polished Chrome and Vibrant Titanium. The Titanium is black but it has almost a metallic shine to it – it’s slightly smoky with an edgy, moody dimension. The faucet also comes in three different height options, and there are a variety of different handle options to suit the needs of different people and spaces. 

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I look forward to sharing more about the Composed collection in a future post, and in the meantime you can visit the Kohler site to learn more. You can also check out the interesting video below to hear Kohler’s Director of New Product Development, Mark Bickerstaffe, (who I met at the event – super nice and well-spoken) share a little more about the thought process behind the design of the KOHLER Composed Bathroom Faucet:

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NYC Guide: Riverside Park

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Riverside Park is my favorite place to go when I feel like wandering around a big park, but I’m not in the mood for the crowds and the vastness of Central Park. Riverside Park runs from 72nd St. to 158th St., and has a unique long, “narrow” layout (I put narrow in quotes because it’s not actually narrow, like The High Line, but it has that long, railroad-esque shape as compared to Central Park). It’s big enough that you feel like you can kind of escape, but it consistently feels a lot less crowded and a lot more quiet and relaxing than Central Park. Not to mention that venturing over to the West Side gives the added bonus of bringing you past Levain and/or Momofuku Milk Bar :). Nothing like a wander through the park with a good book and a good snack! Click through for more…

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A Few Good Links

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This week, I…

– switched my blog host over from Bluehost to Flywheel, mainly because I wanted the automatic backups that Flywheel offers. It should be a pretty seamless transition, but let me know if you notice any technical difficulties or anything!

– attended an event with Kohler on Tuesday for the launch of their new Composed faucet collection. I’ve never thought much about finishes like faucets, shower heads, etc, but after reading Habitat and starting my design course, I’m realizing more and more what an impact they make on a space (something professional designers obviously know all about). Those details are so important to the overall aesthetic of a room and I’m looking forward to learning more about those types of things as my course continues. Anyway, it was a fun event and I’ll be sharing more about it on the blog next week!

– realized that I REALLY need to start cooking again! Ugh. I kind of hate cooking (even though I love reading about cooking, and obviously, eating), so I’ve been all about Seamless for the last few months…and it’s gotten to the point that I just feel disgusting about it. Basically every time I eat takeout I regret it (unless it’s just a salad from sweetgreen or something), and every time I eat food I cooked I feel good. So simple. The thing I hate is how time-consuming it is on the weekends, when I want to relax but also need to write blog posts, work on my design course, clean, do laundry, and attempt to have a social life. I need to make it more of a priority. Hashtag first world problems.

– finally caught up on Game of Thrones – any fans of the show out there? This is random, but did you know that Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton), besides being an actor, is also a musician who makes Jack Johnson-esque acoustic guitar music? He’s SO good at playing evil and sadistic Ramsey on the show that it’s just weird to see him being normal – guess that’s a sign of a great actor!

Now for some links:

Dream job alert: Bon Appetit food editor Alison Roman hosts the web series Sweet Spots, where she goes around NYC exploring the city’s best dessert spots and baking with the pastry chefs. How can I get this gig? The videos are informative and super fun for a New York City sweets addict such as myself.

Funfetti everything: I might need to buy popsicle molds so I can make these Funfetti Birthday Cake popsicles. They’re so pretty and I’m sure incredibly delicious as well.

Something to hold me over until Younger returns (in September, not that I’m counting the days or anything: Odd Mom Out is back!

Sugarfina in NYC: Fellow Upper East Siders/New Yorkers in general: Sugarfina opened their first full-scale Manhattan boutique at 1100 Madison Avenue this week! Sooooo excited to check it out. The little shop in Columbus Circle is super cute but this is closer to me and it’s way bigger, so yay. Actually probably bad for me ’cause #diabetes, but yay.

An awesome kitchen makeover: You have to see this before and after…from cramped and dated to gorgeously airy and light-filled. And my apartment HAS those ugly “before” cabinets…ugh. What I wouldn’t give to get rid of those!

A day in the life: I absolutely love Loeffler Randall, so it was fun to see a peek into founder Jesse Randall’s workday – and unsurprisingly, the LR offices are just gorgeous. Best part of the interview is her “favorite trend for summer” – her answer made me laugh.

Speaking of Loeffler Randall…they still have my Fenton rain booties – one of the best purchases I’ve ever made, without a doubt. Edgy, great-looking, comfortable, and waterproof…love that they just look like regular boots – you can barely tell that they’re rubber. The last time I got my hair cut the woman next to me went crazy over them – she was complimenting me on them and talking about them for a good five minutes straight. I told her they were Loeffler Randall and she had absolutely no idea what that was, so I had to show her on my phone :). I have the non-rain version as well, which are super nice but not quite as comfortable. I’m kind of obsessed with the wooden-heeled pair though.

The book of the summer…is probably going to be Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers (as The Vacationers was in 2014). I liked this interview with her on Man Repeller – she seems like such a fun and down to earth person!

This made me laugh: An unpopular opinion but one that I wholeheartedly share. I just don’t get the beach…it must be part of my pale-skinned DNA or something. It’s like laying and baking in an oven, you can’t get comfortable, you’re dirty, there’s sand all in your stuff, your hands are all sticky with sunscreen…bleh. Best quote: “I might believe I sucked at relaxing if I didn’t enjoy television and snacks so much.” Give me a park or a pool any day!

More from Kips Bay: If you’re a design fan and enjoyed my coverage of the Kips Bay Show House, definitely check out this article on 1st dibs – gorgeous photographs of all the rooms, and in-depth insight from the designers on their work for the house. Loved it.

Have a great and sunny weekend!

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