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Hip To Be Square, Or Not

I’ve heard the saying ” it’s hip to be square” but that’s not always true, sometimes curvaceous qualifies.  Here are three of my fave new products that sport some cool contours and are far from square.

THG Pure faucet
THG’s Pure Faucet is architectural and organic at the same time.

sculpture cathedralhands rodin
Cathedral Hands by Rodin

















Sometimes just the slightest suggestion of a curve is enough  to soften a silhouette.  This beautiful faucet by THG Paris is available in, get this, 35 finishes! The French excel when it comes to subtly, oui?

Refrigerator by Smeg
Refrigerator by Smeg

This is what you would call a “statement refrigerator”!  Smeg is an Italian company largely known for these cool retro-style fridges.  The other new colors just introduced are white and a highly anticipated Union Jack pattern (who knew?).  The soft rounded corners are all about the 1950s.  The 9.22 cubic foot capacity is a little more Euro than American but who can resist those sinuous lines and vibrant colors combined with cutting-edge technology?

yellow sofa
Yellow sofa

I even found you a  sofa to partner with your new yellow Smeg 🙂 Not bad, I must say.   Last but in no way least is Infiore by Estiluz.  It’s a beautiful stylized flower sculpture masquerading as a lamp.  This one is a pendant but it also comes as a floor or table lamp.  The petals are available in different colors and sport a collection of bi-injected polycarbonate petals.  I have no idea what that means but I do know it means the lamps feature an interesting two-color lighting effect.  These are available at

Infiore Flower Light
Infiore, The Flower Light by Estiluz designed by LaGranja studio. Photo courtesy of

The organic curves of Infiore add a whimsical softness to this very linear contemporary kitchen (which I love)  The larger-than-life scale also makes these flowers fun! I rest my case, curves are a beautiful thing 😉

Auckland City Art gallery foyer and flower sculpture
Auckland City Art gallery foyer and flower sculpture



Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.


Vanya M

Oh how I love the organic curves of Infiore! A contemporary design that is so elegant and classy. Very cool to the eyes.

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