11 Tactical Tools From Interior Design’s January 2021 LAUNCH Issue

Explore 11 tactical yet modern design tools, featured in Interior Design‘s January 2021 edition of LAUNCH.  

1. Tromso by Shelfology

A display piece in its own right, this sleek floating shelf—whose super thin, super strong profile (in four styles) supports 90 pounds per linear foot—is laser-cut and hand-fabricated from premium-milled ¼-inch-thick steel. 

Standouts: Made to order by inch—and done in the USA—designers can pick from over 30 powder coats and use custom colors.

> Learn more about Tromso on LAUNCH


2. Optima EBF-425 by Sloan

This organically modern touch-free faucet (with matching foam soap dispenser) is crafted of brass and available in five finishes, enabling designers to express any aesthetic vision. 

Standouts: Battery-Powered or hardwired, the sink comes with an Optima Control Box for easy installation and an app for users to manage settings. 

> Learn more about Optima EBF-425 on LAUNCH


3. Ocean Master MAX by Tuuci

Redefining the boundaries of shade architecture, the collection offers expansive coverage, profound strength, and reinforced shade skins—an exquisite harmony of comfort and sanctuary. 

Standouts: Master craftsmanship is on display in all 11 styles that combine

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These Are the 5 Kitchen Tools Joanna Gaines Can’t Live Without

You might be more familiar with seeing Joanna and her husband/co-star Chip Gaines tackle home improvement projects from the foundation to the roof on Fixer Upper. But the mom of five’s favorite place in every home has always been around and near the table.



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“With design, when I walk into a house, I have this end goal in mind that I see in my head and until it gets there, I won’t stop. When you put me in the food world it is a little looser…I don’t want to be a perfectionist in the kitchen. When I come home from work and it is a full day of meetings and design I want to cut myself some slack and just let it be a creative thing that kind of fuels me,” Gaines revealed in a recent interview with Architectural Digest.



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So as she set up her TV kitchen for her new Discovery cooking show, Magnolia Table (which shares a name with her Waco cafe and 2018 cookbook), Gaines aimed to infuse an earthy, relaxed vibe into the space that’s filled with only the essentials. Okay, and a

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Upgrade Your Home Kitchen With These 5 Beautiful And Innovative Tools

Whether you’re a cooking novice, or someone comfortable in the kitchen, everyone can upgrade their techniques with the help of a few well-chosen appliances and gadgets. So ahead, five beautiful and functional kitchen upgrades to make in 2021.

BALMUDA The Kettle, $179

While many of us own kettles, the reality is most versions are clunky and inefficient. That’s why Japanese technology brand BALMUDA developed its own unique spin on the everyday kitchen device. It’s sleek, offered in classic black and white, unbelievably lightweight, and heats up quickly. But the most impressive feature is the spout. “We aimed to create a kettle that can be used in all kinds of everyday situations,” says BALMUDA’s U.S. Market Director Shoko Fukuoka. “After repeatedly testing the position, length, angle, and thickness of the spout, we came up with a shape that can handle everything from slow and thin pouring to fast and full pouring.” Meaning: it will adapt to any situation requiring hot water in a snap, from cup noodles to pour-over coffee.

Cuzen Matcha Maker, $369

There’s much to love about matcha. It’s loaded with antioxidants. The flavor is pleasantly smooth and grassy. It can be incorporated into sweet and

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BHC Hands Over Vegetable Seeds & Gardening Tools To MAL

The British High Commission in Honiara on Monday 18th
January handed over millions of vegetable seeds and
gardening tools to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
(MAL).

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands
and Nauru, His Excellency Dr. Brian Jones handed over the
more than 5 million vegetable seeds and about 618 gardening
tools to the Ministry.

“Every new seed planted
brings hope. And in 2021, a sign of hope for the future is
even more important,” remarked High Commissioner Jones
when handing over the items.

He said the UK Government
is proud to support the Ministry of Agriculture and
Livestock replenish its stocks of vegetable seeds and garden
tools, to ensure that they can support vulnerable gardeners
across the provinces.

“At this time of year, as we
face cyclone season, a good supply of seeds is the best form
of savings account in the rural areas. Even if a disaster
hits and damages vegetable gardens, a supply of seeds can
get people’s gardens growing again and restore food
security. And as low-lying areas of Solomon Islands face
uncertainty in the future from climate change, food security
is ever

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BHC Honiara distributes vegetable seeds and gardening tools to Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

The British High Commission in Honiara yesterday (18th January) handed over millions of vegetable seeds and gardening tools to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and Nauru, His Excellency Dr. Brian Jones handed over the more than 5 million vegetable seeds and about 618 gardening tools to the Ministry.

Handing over the items, High Commissioner Jones said:

Every new seed planted brings hope. And in 2021, a sign of hope for the future is even more important.

He said the UK Government is proud to support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock replenish its stocks of vegetable seeds and garden tools, to ensure that they can support vulnerable gardeners across the provinces.

At this time of year, as we face cyclone season, a good supply of seeds is the best form of savings account in the rural areas. Even if a disaster hits and damages vegetable gardens, a supply of seeds can get people’s gardens growing again and restore food security. And as low-lying areas of Solomon Islands face uncertainty in the future from climate change, food security is ever more vital.

Dr Jones said 2021 will be a tough year, even as we

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