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Introducing Tear Sheet Tuesday

Real paper newspapers and magazines are ALMOST a thing of the past. Obviously digital formats have their advantages but Pinterest, indispensable as it is, is just not the same as a good old fashioned tear sheet. I’m dating myself here, no?

According to our friends at Google the definition of a tear sheet is:

Metropolis Magazine,TearSheetTuesday

“a page that can be or has been removed from a newspaper, magazine, or book for use separately”

In my life as a designer I am always looking for inspiration. When catalogs, magazines and interesting stuff on paper comes my way I want to make a note of it and perhaps share it. 

Welcome to Tear Sheet Tuesday, An Occasional Series. Tear Sheet Tuesday blends two mediums, print with digital, best of both worlds. I also want to encourage you to share your paper tears with me. They can be recipes, art, design, food for thought or any inspiration. If you have one to share, scan it or take a photo and email to to be featured in the series.

Today’s eye candy comes to you from our friends at Metropolis who gift me monthly with an unsolicited subscription. I’m glad they do.  These two tubs, from the April issue, caught my eye. I love the entire balanced composition of the LaCava Ad, a nice mix of white and wood, something we all strive for, no?

TearSheetTuesday LaCava bathtub

Speaking of bathtubs, there was another in the same issue.  This one, by Victoria+Albert, simply oozes sublime.  Organically inspired, this volcanic limestone tub is the epitome of artfulness for the bath.

Victoria+Albert bathtub


Last but not least from Metropolis this week is this article about DuPont Corian.  I remember Corian as that new alternative to Formica back in the 90s (?) With the subsequent popularity and availability of granite and now quartz, Corian, in recent years has become somewhat of a relic in kitchen and bath design.  Not so fast.  I actually had a client REQUEST Corian the other day so I was interested to see that DuPont has launched some new and innovative finishes including Onyx and concrete colors that couldn’t be more on point.  Worth checking out perhaps. 

DuPontCorian2017 Metropolis

PS If you don’t want to defile, you don’t have to tear, just take a photo. Your local library has plenty material but we wouldn’t want to vandalize the goods. 😉

Tear Sheet Tuesday content is curated for your enjoyment I am not paid or compensated by any of the brands in this series.  I’ll let you know if that changes!


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.

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