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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-24-2009, 08:27 AM
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Posted By design
one product the metal/white combo has been done...

one product the metal/white combo has been done well is the mac mini, which features white with a silver that has been beadblasted (as opposed to a mirror finish or a brushed finish) to have a matte...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-23-2009, 10:49 AM
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Posted By design
One survey taker suggested a combo of stainless...

One survey taker suggested a combo of stainless and white for a fridge, instead of the usual stainless and black. What do you think? Could you see this working?

Kitchen Design Survey...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-08-2009, 08:26 AM
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Posted By design
yeah, quite a few people think 'medical' when...

yeah, quite a few people think 'medical' when they see stainless. Other people think "industrial" or minimal.... I guess everyone is different!


Kitchen Design Survey...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-07-2009, 08:31 AM
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Posted By design
It seems like people like to upgrade to...

It seems like people like to upgrade to stainless. But what if you already have stainless? Do you upgrade to 'better' stainless, or something else?

Kitchen Design Survey...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-02-2009, 11:14 AM
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Posted By design
but what will the new amazing stuff of the future...

but what will the new amazing stuff of the future be? It's really up to consumers who speak their minds to decide... after all, we're the ones who'll buy it, so we should get to have a say.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-30-2009, 04:01 PM
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Posted By design
There's industrial design and mechanical design. ...

There's industrial design and mechanical design.
What some people see as aesthetic choice, I see as improvement in the quality of the product (apple vs mac?) but that is neither here nor there.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-30-2009, 08:31 AM
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Posted By design
As an industrial designer I agree that design is...

As an industrial designer I agree that design is a logical choice, otherwise I'd be out of a job and replaced by logarithms or robots or something...

However-
stainless steel panels are as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-29-2009, 11:08 AM
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Posted By design
ok, so I noticed that this thread kind of got...

ok, so I noticed that this thread kind of got very anti-stainless steel, and most of the people who viewed it did not comment. So maybe the 45 people who viewed but didn't comment are the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-26-2009, 01:17 PM
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Posted By design
It's interesting to hear that what is supposed to...

It's interesting to hear that what is supposed to be 'desirable' is often not. I think many people who have ss appliances love them, but then there is another group of people who either have them and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:50 AM
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Posted By design
I have a hp DeskJet 5655 which I got secondhand....

I have a hp DeskJet 5655 which I got secondhand. It was owned by a graphic designer so I knew it was going to be able to print photos and stuff in color well. I've had no problems with it, and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:41 AM
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Posted By design
I've heard of people painting appliances, but...

I've heard of people painting appliances, but usually they take them to an auto body shop for a custom color and sealed finish. I wouldn't want to try anything at home for fear of the fumes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:38 AM
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Posted By design
I'm too short to utilize the above-refrigerator...

I'm too short to utilize the above-refrigerator storage space, so it's never been a problem for me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:36 AM
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Posted By design
So they still work? That's amazing. I guess it's...

So they still work? That's amazing. I guess it's true what they say about things being build to last...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:25 AM
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Posted By design
stainless steel- is it really for 'everyone'?

It seems like stainless steel is toted as the ultimate finish in appliances. The neutral that goes with everything from hardwood floors to tile, from chrome plated hardware to oiled bronze...
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