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  • Little Red Potato Salad

    Sidney Vendituoli

    Welcome to the United States and the grocery store.  I have been holding myself back, trying not to go crazy with all the yummy things I could buy, make, eat, and I think I have done a very good job …

  • Bacon, BLT’s and Bacon Fat

    Sidney Vendituoli

    I am sorry to offend anyone, but I have to admit, I do love bacon.  I love bacon and eggs in the morning, bacon in soups and chowders, bacon with string beans and the best sandwich in the world, the …

  • Commentary on the state of the internet and my site

    Todd Vendituoli

    Recently there have been some things that I’ve been thinking about as to my site. Since the beginning of this year my site numbers have been pretty good and growing- until July. This month has seen an incredible decline and …

Centrl Aired

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  • Can you spot the roofing error?

    Todd Vendituoli

      Can you spot the roofing error or maybe it’s not really an error? It should be fairly obvious or at least I think so. Now when you look at the ridge line and the valley, all the lines intersect. …

  • Sebastian Errazuriz’s Explosion Kinetic Cabinet

    Todd Vendituoli

    Here’s a great example by Sebastian Errazuriz of combining art and furniture in a wonderful kinetic cabinet called Explosion that changes as parts are moved. As you can see in the animation below it really is a mind blowing piece …

  • A collection of beach kitchen designs

    Todd Vendituoli

    Here’s a small collection of beach kitchen designs that I’m sure you’ll appreciate seeing now that summer is here and maybe you’ll even decide to add something new to yours. If the beach inspired kitchen is something that you love …

  • The Singita Boulders Lodge in Africa

    Todd Vendituoli

    Seventeen years after opening, Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand has been reinvented to reveal its essential character. Located on the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River, the original inspiration for the lodge came from the geometry of these ancient, weathered …

  • Kelowna House in British Columbia, Canada

    Todd Vendituoli

    The Kelowna House in British Columbia, Canada offers modern design and architecture with incredible views and pools overlooking the water. The home was designed by architect David Tyrell. If you would like to see more of this home, please stop by …

  • Fritz Hansen reintroduces The Drop™ Chair

    Todd Vendituoli

    Fritz Hansen reintroduces The Drop Chair that was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen, who was his grandfather and is available in 6 different colors. The new pieces are almost exactly the same as the originals that were made for the Radisson …

The ChalkBoard

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  • The Stammtisch Table by Alfredo Häberli for Quodes

    The Stammtisch Table by Alfredo Häberli for Quodes features a wooded top and metal joined with wood for the legs. Stammtisch means “the regulars table”. The joining of the metal and wood for the legs is done in the same fashion as for handgrip …

  • Natural swimming pools

    Natural swimming pools by definition use no chemicals to treat the water but rely on fish, plants and other organisms to keep the water fresh. Like most things there are pros and cons to having a natural swimming pool. Due …

  • A modern residence in Eagle Bay, Australia

    Today we are looking at a modern residence in Eagle Bay, Australia that features open living spaces, shaded outdoor areas and stunning views of the water. The home has extensive glass to take advantage of the water views and a …

The Front Porch

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  • Packing up for Hello’s summer vacation

    Todd Vendituoli

    Well actually Hello doesn’t know she’s going on summer vacation or even that I’m packing up things here in the Bahamas to return to New England for a bit. We leave this coming Tuesday and I’ve already been busy getting …

  • Brizo Blogger 19 Reunion Photos- A Look Back

    Todd Vendituoli

    It’s hard to believe another year has gone by and I thought I would share some photos from Brizo’s Blogger 19 reunion in Memphis last July. It seems like just a short time ago we were all there and enjoying …

  • True summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

    Todd Vendituoli

      Here’s a look at a true summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s simple yet elegant and from a time when cottages weren’t multi thousand square feet in size. The structure is not large but with it’s exposed white wood, …