Feature Article - January/February 2019

Home Sweet Home

Housewares & Home Goods to Motivate Your Best

By Emily Tipping

Something to Drink

While we're in the kitchen, why not grab something to drink? A coffee for after dinner? A glass of wine? Once again, you'll find plenty of ways to bring the right choices to your audience.

The Capresso Pour-Over Kettle features an elegant gooseneck spout to provide a controlled pour for an even flow rate, ideal for brewing pour-over coffee. Adjustable temperature control in 1-degree increments delivers the optimal temperature of 195 to 205 degrees for pour-over coffee, or for tea from 140 to 212 degrees. Stay-cool handle is easy to grip in multiple ways, with unique molded thumb rest. Control panel with inset LCD display shows time and temperature. Easy-to-use buttons for setting temperature, starting countdown timer or initiating 30-minute keep-warm mode.

Nespresso provides convenience and simplicity with its single-serve Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville with Aerocinno, available through Premco. Offering freshly brewed coffee with crema as well as delicious, authentic espresso, the Vertuo machine conveniently makes two cup sizes, 8-ounce coffee and 1.35-ounce espresso, at the touch of a button. Vertuo single-serve coffee makers deliver a perfect cup of coffee time after time, thanks to Centrifusion™, a patented extraction technology developed by Nespresso.

The new Jura S8 combines the best of the mid-range class with premium elements including touchscreen technology, offering an unparalleled range of 15 specialties, from espresso to flat white. With an intelligent operating concept and large color touchscreen display, it easily prepares one-touch specialty coffee or tea. JURA's exclusive Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) delivers the most flavorful ristretto and espresso. AromaG3 grinder is precise and twice as fast, preserving aroma. Easy maintenance with integrated rinsing and cleaning programs.

Bringing together form and function in perfect harmony, Waterford introduced new set configurations to Mara, a contemporary collection designed for everyday living. Featuring a design that is relaxed yet stylish, Mara embodies the same quality and detail that Waterford is known for. Showcasing both long and short deep vertical cuts, Mara's modern design with elegant simplicity is perfect for everything from entertaining to everyday use. Now available as a set of six, Mara Wines, Flutes (shown) and Tumblers are perfectly presented in classic Waterford packaging. A beautiful standalone range, Mara can also be mixed together to complement Ardan's additional patterns, Enis and Tonn.

Known for bringing people together to celebrate and make the everyday extraordinary, Marquis by Waterford expands its barware assortment offering exceptional style at an exceptional value. Featuring a classic Wedge cut, the new stacking decanter set allows for effortless gifting. This unique item features a small sized decanter that perfectly stacks with a set of two tumblers.

Décor and More

Okay, your belly's full and you've got your beverage of choice in hand. Let's take a look around the rest of the house. Everyone's home encompasses their personal style, so you can add decorative items to appeal to your audience's varied tastes.

The universal symbol of love, the beautiful form of the heart shape is depicted in the Nambe Heart Bowl. A touching gift for a special person, the Heart Bowl fits wonderfully at home on a dresser or bedside table, yet is just as effective for service at the dining table.

The Tocca Marrakesh Diffuser, available exclusively through Rymax, will keep your home smelling fresh and welcoming. The Marrakesh scent is filled with rich amber that mingles with patchouli, spices and leather, making this the perfect aroma for the long winter season. The diffuser features beautiful, custom-made cut glass and circulates the fragrance for up to three months.

It's not just décor that makes a house a home, of course. You also need other personal touches, like your tunes.

The Bose Home Speaker 500 delivers wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker. Built-in voice control from Alexa puts songs, playlists and more at the tip of your tongue. And you have the freedom to control the music your way—with your voice, with a tap on the top controls or with the app. Plus, future software updates will add new features, like the Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay2, coming soon.

Everything sounds good and looks good. Now we need to keep it that way. Don't forget to include tools that help people keep their homes healthy.

The Bissell air400 Air Purifier features three stages of filtration, including a Pre-Filter, an Activated Carbon Filter and a HEPA Filter, which can capture up to 99.97 percent of 0.3 micron particles on silent mode. The 1-inch thick Activated Carbon Filter is engineered to capture household odors, and the CirQulate™ System automatically adjusts the air flow setting to provide optimum filtration.

And if you have pets, the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser™ removes pet stains any time, anywhere. Enjoy the cordless freedom of a lithium-powered, handheld deep cleaner that lifts away spots and spills from carpet and upholstery. It's easy to remove stains and messes from a variety of surfaces. Use this one machine to spray, scrub and suction up spots and spills. Ready-to-use Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formula instantly removes stains and messes.