San Diego Fall Home Show 2018

by Devia Software, LLC Collaborator July 31, 2018

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On packaging and environmental consciousness

On packaging and environmental consciousness

by Pete Walker April 24, 2018

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Electronics in Cabinetry

Electronics in Cabinetry

by Pete Walker January 05, 2018

To me, these are like concept cars at an automobile show…some interesting ideas, but nothing that jumps out as really innovative in the realm of function. Mostly designed by people who have another agenda – appliances, for instance. Or some sort of “Transformers, the Muddling of Kitchen Design” approach. Also, if we’re going to innovate, we want LOW TECH solutions – there’s no reason to introduce electronics, for instance, unless there is a FUNCTIONAL reason to do so… 

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Design Adds Value...Read Between the Lines

Design Adds Value...Read Between the Lines

by Pete Walker January 05, 2018

I hate to pound the drum, but I’ve been saying this my whole life: DESIGN is what makes this (the kitchen) business run.

It is a service without which money, time and other resources are wasted. I don’t know how anyone can contemplate executing a kitchen without the help of a designer.

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Manufacturers Bypassing Dealership Networks?

Manufacturers Bypassing Dealership Networks?

by Pete Walker January 05, 2018

The reason I’m putting this “industry insider” comment here in a more public venue is that it has ramifications for the consumer: the issue is, I believe, a properly executed design. Unless the manufacturer has a competent design staff as well as contractors and installers to execute the design, the consumer isn’t going to get the result to which they should be entitled.

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Proximity KitchenSystem Task Centers 1 : Supply

Proximity KitchenSystem Task Centers 1 : Supply

by Pete Walker November 22, 2017

First of the seven Task Centers is Supply. When we discuss supply, we talk about the various activities involved in bringing food, cleaning gear, tools, equipment, cookware and other materiel (not a spelling mistake, an intentional use of a particular word…you can GTS) into the kitchen (or other parts of the home, but for now…the kitchen). 

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