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14 May 15 Kitchen island with aquarium


Designed by Robert Kolenik of Eco Chic Design, this kitchen island contains real aquarium. The Dutch designer is known for his distinct and recognizable Kolenik style, that appeals to a wide international audience.

It is best described as minimalist and warm, carefully marrying functionality and aesthetics to create harmony and balance. Kolenik hotel and villa designs exude an inviting quality of peace and tranquillity, while restaurants and other hospitality designs are more daring, aiming to fascinate and excite their guests.

The use of materials like luxurious natural stone and even living nature add interest to their spaces and are the hallmark of Robert’s style. Each and every Kolenik design is unique, from the made to measure furniture to the most minute, beautiful details and innovative solutions. The name Eco Chic Design deliberately reflects his passion for nature.


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19 Jan 13 Personalizable island hood from Pando


This lush design from Pando offers rich volumetric shapes made of finely crafted aluminium and stainless steel. The 5mm thick external decorative panels highlight the quality of the materials and can be personalized with finishes in different colors. The hood height is made to measure, to ensure it blends perfectly into your kitchen architecture.


Hood lighting comes from high intensity, low energy 16 LED lights – 8 for illuminating the cooking area and 8 for ambient lighting, giving a mirror effect between the panels and the flue inside the hood.


Pando equips I1300 island hood with its latest SEC System. The powerful and more silent V.950 motor delivers excellent extraction performance at sound levels of 32 dBA. Electronic control panel with Last-Time function, automatic filter saturation detection system with indicator, stainless steel filter and remote control. Pando. Previously, island decorative cooking hood.



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13 Apr 12 Downdraft island range hoods from Luxair


These stylish, Italian made downdraft island range hoods deliver looks and performance when at work. You simply want them purify the air 24×7 as your kitchen looks fantastic. When not activated, your downdraft range hood disappears.


The LA-90-DWN-BG-SS downdraft vent hood is the only one on the UK market that rises 50cm high, and is ideally suited ducted installation. You can also use this 90cm wide downdraft island hood in recirculated mode with a charcoal filter. Other main features are LED lighting, washable grease filters, 3-speed + intensive electronically controlled blower with 850 m³/h top rate, and optional remote control.


Available in stainless, LA-80-TRIF-DWN-SS-DD or black glass, LA-80-TRIF-DWN-BLK-DD these curved downdraft range hoods clearly resemble Gutmann Futura, which was the instant hit 5 years ago. Main features of this 80cm wide downdraft island hood are LED spotlights and 3-speed + intensive electronically controlled blower with 980 m³/h top rate. Luxair.

Luxair colourful range hoods
KitchenAid downdraft vent hood
Raised range hood
Downdraft cooktop ventilation
Hidden exhaust hood
Homeier downdraft
Falmec downdraft ventilation
Dacor ventilation system


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05 Feb 12 Island chimney hood by Caple


The stunning island hood creates an unforgettable impression, instantly making your kitchen the focal point in the house. Measuring 90cm in width, Caple Aufero AUF900 is elegantly angled island chimney hood, made from the highest quality stainless steel and tempered glass.

Ideally suited to be mounted over your kitchen island, this chimney hood features 3-speed electronic controls that can be accessed from either side of the canopy, maximum extraction rate of 700 cubic meters per hour, 2 bright 20 watt halogen lights and washable aluminium grease filters. Optional recirculation kit is available if ducted installation is not feasible. Price for Aufero AUF900 island chimney hood is £675. Caple.


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05 Jan 12 Decorative island range hoods from Sirius


Looking like an expensive designer lamp, Sirius SILT21 is one of the quintessential Sirius decorative island hoods, available with white, black and stainless canopies. Equipped with LED lighting, washable anodized aluminium filter, carbon filter and 550 cubic-meter per hour motor, these remotely controlled island range hoods will hold their own when clearing your kitchen air from undesirable fumes and smoke.



The SILT18 is another elegant decorative island range hood that Sirius recently introduced. Made of white or black fiberglass and chromed stainless steel, these island vent hoods come with remote control, 6-layer aluminium anodized washable filter, carbon filter, 550 cubic-meter per hour motor and ambient LED lighting.


Made of AISI 304 polished stainless steel, the round MOD406 is decorative island range hood, designed for those who like simple lines and minimalist Italian design. The 800 cubic-meter per hour blower delivers top notch extraction. Anodized aluminium grease filter, LED lighting, remote control, black or white finish. Sirius.


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28 Oct 11 Catalina Island Hotels

California travel expert Veronica Hill of checks out some of the oceanfront Catalina Island hotels in this episode of “California Travel Tips.” Catalina Island, located off the coast of California, is home to 22 Catalina Island hotels, four bed and breakfast inns and dozens of vacation home rentals, including some in the chic Hamilton Cove district, which has some of the most expensive Catalina Island Real Estate. But if you want to stay in Catalina Island lodging that’s just steps from the beach with an ocean view, there are four hotels you shouldn’t miss. All are located along Crescent Drive on Catalina’s boardwalk. If you want to stay in a beachfront spot that’s easy on the budget, check out the Santa Catalina Island company’s Pavilion Lodge, a midcentury remodel that boasts a nice grassy courtyard and free continental breakfast every morning. They can also offer special packages that include Catalina Island tours through the Middle Ranch or the Catalina Island Casino. Looking for pet friendly hotels? Head to the Edgewater Hotel where you and your dog can stay in one of eight spacious suites. You can create your own packages here with boat rentals and perhaps a tour. Couples in the know stay at the gorgeous Hotel Villa Portofino, which boasts an awesome Italian restaurant, flowered courtyards, in-room fireplaces, refrigerators, complimentary Continental breakfast and beach chairs and towels. Another standout for any Catalina Island
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04 May 11 Ventahood Excalibur Stainless Steel Island Hood – IXR18236 —
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01 May 11 Ventahood Emerald Stainless Steel Island Hood – ISLH18236 —
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30 Apr 11 Ventahood Professional Stainless Steel Island Hood – PYDH18248 —
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27 Apr 11 Ventahood Professional Stainless Steel Island Hood – PYD18236 —
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High Quality Rectangular Ducting Vent Caps for Microwave & Kitchen Range Exhaust ( ) Rectangular shape fits ducting for Range Hoods, Kitchen Venting or Other Exhaust Needs. Standard size: 3.25 x 10 (Larger sizes: 3.25 x 12 & 3.25 x 14 Available. Please Inquire) Mounting holes in each corner Material Aluminum: (Copper, Galvanized, Stainless & Black Steel Available, please inquire) Damper is spring loaded and has a foam seal to ensure maximum noise & weather protection

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