Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Home Show

 Check out this article in the: 
 New Zealand Herald. 
We are really proud of our son Marcel 
(he is on the left)
Marcel is in his last year at University 
studying Spatial Design.
He has been working alongside an Interior 
Designer, Sonya Cotter Design to get the 
hours needed for work experience for his
He had to design an Installation for the 
Home Show which is on this week.
The Space module is a collaboration between 
award winning companies, Smeg, Laminex,
Samsung, Natural Tree products, and 
Trends that pushes the frontier of design 
and home technology.
We went along on Friday to take a look and
there was so much inspiration for building 
a new home or renovating an old home.
 Here are a few photos 
 Smeg introduces it's latest fridge ~
The Smeg Denim Refrigerator, one of only 600 
produced globally and was flown in from Italy. 
I love the colours and design of the retro looking fridge and can remember back when I was a little girl, we had a big old fridge that looked a lot like this in white.
If you had the choice, what colour would fit in with your kitchen?
They even had a half size one in pink!

Loved this little old Fiat 500 {Bambina} and would be such fun driving around in this.
Do hope that you are enjoying the weekend and having some fun.


  1. How exciting Carolyn!!!

    That little pink frig is too cute!


  2. Carolyn! This is wonderful! You must be so proud of him :) I LOVE the refrigerators. Function, chic .. so many fun colors!

    Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted on how he is progressing in the design industry.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Carolyn dear, you must be so proud of Marcel! I am so glad you got to go and enjoy and see the new products for making life better. I really loved the refrigerators. We too had a big white one much like those when I was little. I think I would have to choose a white one for my kitchen but would LOVE a little pink one for my little cabin. So cute!
    I hope that you are having a wonderful Spring in your beautiful country!
    sending hugs...

  4. I hope he enjoyed his work and can see his designs up at the home show for all to see.

  5. Dearest Carolyn,

    That must have been a great experience for your son Marcel for being exposed to high tech design people.
    Hugs to you and enjoy your Sunday!

  6. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, your son Michael is studying Spatial Design at University!!! As Mariette said, he must have a wonderful experience. You sure are proud mother♡♡♡
    Very interesting to see the fridge with varieties of colors.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Oh so exciting and all the designs...bravo Marcel!

  8. You have a talented son, so fun profession he will get. Cool design of the refrigerators.
    Happy sunday

  9. Very very cool, What a fun post I love all the fridge colors, congratulations to your son and his proud mommy! I am your newest follower~ Hugs, Diane

  10. You must be a proud mom !! the smeg !! as you now we have a pink one !!! yes yes from sunday...we have great weather here in

  11. Congratulations to your son Marcel.
    How wonderful indeed. Keep us posted. Enjoy your springtime.

    Much love and thanks for your visits and kind words always.
    Love Jeanne

  12. WOW!!!!!!!! Carolyn, you must be proud of your son! What a wonderful industry to study and be a part of! Bravo for HIM, bravo for YOU!!! Those fridges are beautiful. Our is a German make and we love it for its slim size that fits into our cottage sized kitchen.

    Big hugs to you Carolyn! Anita

  13. Hi Carolyn,
    It must have been such good experience for your son getting involved with the Home Show and work alongside the interior designer. It must have been a proud moment looking I looked at the NZ Herald article, so of the features in the show must look quite futurisitc! Amazing having a denim fridge!
    Sarah x

  14. Your son is talented indeed! And those fridges are really cool, pretty bright colors!! And the car is cute!
    Have a Happy Sunday Carolyn :)

  15. Hello Carolyn
    You must be a very proud Mother! Marcel has a very exciting career ahead of him for sure! Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment today. Have a great week ahead.

  16. How wonderful!
    You must be so proud!


  17. How neat! I know you are proud and enjoyed looking many great ideas!

  18. Congratulations to your son Carolyn! It sounds like a great honour to design an installation for the show.

    Happy to hear you had a good day!

    Madelief x

  19. You must be so proud of your son dear Carolyn.
    I love the white fridge.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  20. Precious Carolyn,

    Seeing comments from each of you wonderful people is so soothing to my confused mind. Sales have slowed down and I guess I am just learning first hand what it is like to be AN ARTIST. Your heart aches to create, but no one wants it. What is one to do? Oh I am so confused.

    But friends are wonderful and I thank you for your lovely friendship. Anita

  21. What fabulous news, it obviously runs in the family.

    Amicalement from a still hot SW France, Leeann x

  22. Dear Carolyn,
    you really can be so proud of your son! This is so great! And I love those refrigerators and the ideas behind as well! The small pink one is so cut :O)
    Have a good start into the new week, my dear friend,
    love and hugs,

  23. You must be so proud of your son for doing a good job! Congratulations!!

    The fridge are a delight to see. I didn't realize that pastels and stripes could be a better look than the usual whites and greys there are in the market! :)

  24. Muy buenas imagenes. Un beso desde Murcia.

  25. Hi Caroliyn!
    I think that you are so proud of Marcel!!!
    Bravo Marcel!

  26. congrats to your son!!! love that little car!

  27. You must be very proud of your son.
    The fridges are all beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm following you now. You have an exciting blog.

  28. Hi Carolyn, Have to admit that we STILL have a white refrigerator like that at our cottage! I love the new ones and the mini one is just darling. You must be such a proud mom. Very cool that your son is studying at Spatial Design. It's so nice that you got to see his work at the home show. What fun!!!

    Warm hugs,
    Jenn xo

    .....Love those old Fiats also!

  29. Hi Carolyn,
    Congrats to your son and how well he is doing in his field of design. I can imagine what a joy it was to see him at the show and his work. I know you are proud and rightly so. Thank you for sharing the pics and I love the colorful fridges. I think I could use black or white. Gotta love the mini pink one though!! The little car would be so much fun to travel around town in, but not enough room for a big shopping trip with the girls!!! LOL

    So enjoyed my visit here tonight and thank you for stopping by with your sweet comment. I am getting really busy now and the holiday creating is in full swing. But I love it and very thankful.
    Have a wonderful week dear friend and blessings always,
    XO Celestina Marie

  30. That's great news about your son, Carolyn. Jess studied Interior Design and has her degree in it. They would have much to talk about. The fridges look similar to the ones in the 50's, and I think a red one would be unique. The Fiat is such a cute car too, and guess what? I first learned to drive in a FIAT! It looked a bit different than this, but still the same car. Have a lovely week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  31. Oh my this is very should be proud of him..hugs

  32. very cool Carolyn - no wonder you're so proud!
    I love those fridges too and think they're so much better than when people try to disguise them with cupboard panel doors - ick.
    I think I like the little pink one best...

  33. Hello Carolyn,

    you know? my mom when was young had that car in the last pic!
    But her was blue!
    Love these fancy fridges, the pink one is adorable!^^


  34. Dear Carolyn
    Wow.... so wonderful!Congratulations to your sun.
    Happy week and all the best. Hugs Yvonne

  35. Ho fabulous Carolyn! You must be so proud! Thanks for letting us know. Looking forward to hearing more :) xoxo


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