Brizo Talo Kitchen Faucet with SmartTouch Technology Winner
We have a winner of the Brizo Talo Kitchen Faucet with SmartTouch Technology!
Congratulations to Patty Baker. She is now the proud (and we think quite happy) owner of the Brizo Talo Kitchen Faucet with SmartTouch Technology. Her winning entry, and her soon to be replaced kitchen faucet is shown below:
Builders Grade Blues!!!!!
Yes, I would love this innovative kitchen faucet! My house is 17 years old and the kitchen certainly looks it. Everything in the kitchen was builders grade (could not afford upgrades), including the faucet which is now full of green hard water spots and constantly leaks. I always have a sponge resting next to the faucet to catch some of the leaking water.
And most of all, I think it would help my teenage daughter, who is physically disabled, be more independent in the kitchen. She has low muscle tone and most residential faucets are a bit difficult for her to manage.
I hope these pictures show you my problem. (Submitted by Patty)
Honorable Mention: ModernSauce AKA Lacy
Dear Decorating Diva and Gold Notes,
Drunk on youth and possibility I purchased an aging rancher a few years ago and have been slowly bringing it back to life room by room. There is one room, however, that has yet to receive my renovation efforts and that is a kitchen that hasn’t been touched in about 40 years. At the center of my dilapidated kitchen with its peeling floor tiles and broken cabinets sits my ugly faucet. drip It was probably installed in the 80′s and looks like it was the cheapest option available at the home center – a previous owner’s handiwork I’m sure. True to its quality it is now covered in scratches, dings and an impenetrable layer of scum that no amount of scrubbing will remove. drip I gave up trying to keep parts of it polished because whatever small shine I was able to hone from its damaged finish seemed only to further emphasize the imperfections that vastly overwhelmed the rest of the surface. drip It also leaks continuously and despite my near desperate attempts to stop the wasting of water seems to eat replacement O-rings. The leak will range from a steady and torturous drip to a thin yet defiant stream depending on whether you can find the ‘sweet spot’ with the overly loose handle. Good luck finding that ever-changing spot because my temperamental faucet changes the ‘off’ position on its own accord. Sigh… drip
You can see that a new faucet is really a necessity for me but my desire for the Talo goes a little deeper. Inspired by all of my renovation projects and my work as a textile designer I decided to begin writing a blog last year. I love to explore design, interiors and art that I find inspiring (and not so inspiring) as well as document my own personal projects – particularly my inevitable kitchen remodel. Even though my passion is high design I rarely get to experience some of these luxuries that I enjoy writing about every day. I still remember the first time I sat in a Barcelona chair (so low!) or saw a Rembrandt in person (so dark!). These memories are singular incidents that are strung together like pearls in my life through design. While I cherish each of those instances I know that affording these types of luxuries are out of my reach and that my new kitchen will be more likely a lesson in frugal engineering. I will have to pack as many thoughtful and stylish decisions as possible on my minuscule budget. While I refuse to purchase the 2010 equivalent of my current faucet I won’t be able to do much better. My dream would be the pleasure of using such a well-designed luxury fixture (and it is indeed a luxury) every single day in my home and use it to take care of my friends and family. And not just any stylish fixture mind you – a fixture that can keep up with this modern woman who tweets, blogs and shops with the touch of a finger! I can assure you that winning this contest will ease a huge burden off of my upcoming project and will go to a home where it will be truly appreciated for its craftsmanship. Because I want it. BAAAAD! In the meantime… drip
Dreaming of a kitchen full of slow food, fast technology and sexy design,
aka Madame Sunday of ModernSauce
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