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Trend Watch: White Out

With marble, woods and exciting textures, this is a look that is anything but boring.

Of the many trends filtering through 2015, there is one that just might be our favourite. From interiors magazines to the web’s coolest design blogs, the Scandinavian-inspired white-on-white aesthetic has been a ubiquitous fixture.

Crisp, fresh and often wildly diverse from look-to-look, there is an all-white kitchen to suit any aesthetic. From modern minimalism to fresh takes on vintage whites, we’ve found the best light, bright kitchens to consider when thinking about adopting this chic look in your home.

The Classic Look:

Image via DecorPad.

Image via DecorPad.

This country-inspired kitchen uses white fittings, accessories and crockery to add a classic spin on the trend. The touches of greenery ensure that a homey feel emanates from the space.

Image via Fire Clay Tile

Image via Fire Clay Tile

Another country-inspired look, this kitchen uses bleached wooden floorboards to give subtle hints of warmth to the space. While it’s not quite all-white, the creamier tones provide a family-friendlier feel.

The Modern Look:

Image via Apartment Therapy

Image via Apartment Therapy

Thoroughly contemporary and cute as can be, this marble-rich kitchen is a perfect example of white done right. With sweet pink accessories, flowers and art, this home is as welcoming as it is dreamy.

Image via Blackbird

Image via Blackbird

Bone white and pure black have been curated here to create a too-cool monochromatic kitchen. The beauty here is in the contrast between the two shades, with the devil being in the details. The petite plant provides life, and the vintage touches provide depth to the space.

The Must-Have Accessory:

A white kitchen is perfect for those who want a space that screams luxury. To add a splash of this hot trend to your home, consider starting with accessories.

ILVE Quadra Double Oven in Bright White (featuring Teppanyaki Hot Plate)

The ILVE Quadra Double Oven in Bright White is an ideal way to introduce a stunning and extremely versatile white to your kitchen. The Quadra is available in sizes ranging from 60cm, 70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 100cm, 120cm and 150cm (with up to six different cooking surfaces), making this an ideal model for your bright, white, new kitchen!

For more information on ILVE Freestanding ovens, visit our website.

 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.QiAh62Ul.dpuf
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Product Feature: MYQ BBQ

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Whether you’re relaxing with family or entertaining friends, the hottest new barbeque on the market has got your needs covered!

With outdoor entertaining season just around the corner, gatherings naturally start to go al fresco. To suit this, the brand new MYQ affords you the ultimate barbeque experience. With its three rotary igniters with gas burners, multiple ergonomic cooking plate configurations and front control knobs, it can cook your favourite foods to perfection. It even includes ILVE’s famous and functional Tepanyaki Plate!

An impeccable addition to any outdoor area, the MYQ can be easily utilised as a second compact barbeque, or used as a primary barbeque for those with limited space.

So, how does it save so much space? The revolutionary patented barbeque design simply hooks onto a solid structure and then folds away when not in use. The storage cover even doubles as a splashback, saving valuable entertaining space!

MYQ’s portable design also allows users to self-install at a personalised height, as well as having a function for easy unscrewing and reinstalling. This makes it ideal for the ever-expanding rental market, and for those looking to effortlessly update their outdoor area.

Whether it’s for the backyard or the balcony, the MYQ’s innovative design and chic style is the perfect barbeque for compact outside spaces. Effortlessly integrating style and space-saving design, the MYQ is the best solution for eating and entertaining outdoors this summer!

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The ILVE MY-Q is available in October, weighs 30kgs, measures 650W x 630D x 255H and has a RRP of $1399.00.

For more info, log onto www.ilve.com.au

Trend Watch: Tiny Homes

Could you live in a space of 30 square metres? With cities becoming increasingly cramped, and sustainable living becoming more and more appealing, the Small House trend is taking off!

Residing in constricting spaces has never been as trendy as it is in 2015! Through initiatives like the Tiny House Movement, living small is catching on big time.

The Tiny House Movement was originally adopted by people searching for sustainable, off-the-grid housing, or by those with few alternative housing options in metropolitan areas. However the trend came to be, we just can’t help admiring a movement that focuses on making the most of what you have.

So whether you’re downsizing, or required to choose a home that’s on the smaller side, there are still options for curating a smart and stylish home, no matter the size! Check out the homes below for some serious small-home inspiration.

The Zoku Loft, via Apartment Therapy

Click on the image to watch it move!

This Amsterdam apartment uses clever, moveable furniture to suit the mood of its owner. With the ability to change-up the structure of your apartment with the pull of a lever or the shifting of a staircase, this home is really making the most of its petite size.

Image from Buzzfeed via Pinterest.

Not only does this curtain give a dash of dreamy Moroccan style to the bedroom, the choice to separate it from the other living areas in a tiny home gives the illusion of more space. With the curtains acting as soft walls, the bedroom is isolated and given a life of its own.

The 5:1 Apartment in Gramercy Park, designed by MKCA

Click on the image to watch it move!

This uber-modern home in Gramercy, New York is another example of a tiny apartment that has taken advantage of its compact dimensions. With a living room-based bed that’s concealed yet still easily accessible, this home goes from entertainment centre to cosy bedroom in just a few movements.

Image via Kataram Studios

A prime example of the Tiny House Movement, this cabin is designed for both ease and aesthetic. Storage is everything when it comes to living in limiting spaces, so even after downsizing, every nook and cranny must be taken advantage of.

While these spaces meld function and an incredible sense of style, you might wonder: where do you make space to cook? Luckily, ILVE has got you covered!

ILCM45X Oven

Our ILCM45X model is a touch control built-in Combi Microwave & Oven that’s a perfect fit for any miniscule kitchen. The combination between the microwave and traditional cooking systems means a reduction in execution times and an increase in energy savings (compared to traditional ovens). You get the same cooking results, albeit in a tighter space.

The ovens in the Creative Compact series are fitted with the most advanced electronics, offering up to 60 automatic cooking programs and up to 100 custom programs. You also have the function of storing these programs on a simplified digital display.

Whether you’re already living in a snug space or considering making the move, the ILCM45X is made to suit your needs!

 You can find more information on the ILCM45X model on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com

You can find more information on the  IVFIX4 Dishwasher on our website or in one of our showrooms. – See more at: http://www.livewithilve.com/#sthash.OVri9dBM.dpuf

Product Feature: IVFIX4 Dishwasher

IVFIX4 Dishwasher

Pulling still-dirty dishes out of your dishwasher is so passé. With ILVE’s IVFIX4 Dishwasher, a perfect clean is just a button away.

With ILVE’s habit of weaving style and function into their appliances, it was inevitable that their makeover of the humble dishwasher would be just as successful!

More of a tasteful accessory than a prominent visual feature, the ILVE IVFIX4 Dishwasher has been designed to be integrated into your home. With a stainless steel interior, LED display, 15 place settings, eight wash programs, a delay start from 1 – 24 hours, and a residual drying and anti-overflow system, it combines design excellence and ease-of-use in seamless synchronicity.

One of the dishwasher’s Smart features is an auto-sensor control that calculates the optimal water and detergent consumption level and sets the correct temperature and washing time by using specially designed sensors to assess the level of dirt on your dishes.

The dishwasher also features a turbo condenser dryer and plasma roof for an effective clean, every time. These settings help avoid condensation build-up after the wash cycle, and ensures the dishes are spotless and dry quickly. When you’re finished with the cycle, the IVFIX4’s easy, multi-position cutlery tray makes the packing, stacking and unpacking of your dishes the simplest of tasks.

One of the most important features of the dishwasher is its eco-friendliness: it boasts a 5-star water rating and 4-star energy rating. Not only is it easy on the environment, it’s also easy on your water bill.

With the simplicity and accessibility of the ILVE IVFIX4 Dishwasher, cooking and cleaning in your kitchen are more enjoyable, leisurely and stylish undertakings than ever before!

You can find more information on the  IVFIX4 Dishwasher on our website or in one of our showrooms.

 

Product Feature: ILVE’s G5 Cooktops

ILVE is continuing to revolutionise the way we cook with the safer, smarter and more efficient G5 range of induction cooktops.

By re-engineering the classic circular inductors, ILVE’s 5th generation of high-end induction cooktops have an exciting array of modern and stylish features.

The innovative G5 cooktops have a square inductor panel included in their sophisticated design. This helpful feature rapidly maximises the space and cooking proficiency of your cooktop, giving you faster and superior meals each time you cook!

With minimalist lines and stylish KeraBlack+ glass, these adaptable cooktops not only fit with any kitchen’s style, but they also possess a timeless elegance. In addition to its aesthetic superiority, the G5 boasts advanced safety features like residual heat signals and child-safe control panels. This is one of the safest ways of cooking, as there is no heat being produced on the cooking surface.

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The G5 range is made even savvier by the inclusion of a slider touch control with direct access to 11 different heating levels. Temperature control for the cooktop is immediate, and the heat is evenly spread over the bottom of the pan. The ILVE induction elements also include booster zones to further minimise heat-up times.

Other fundamental factors of the G5 cooktop include the ergonomic central positioning, which allows more space for pots and pans. An auto-stop function, which will trigger after 10 hours, is also standard, and a temperature-limiter is in effect in the event of boil dry.

ILVE’s G5 range of induction cooktops ensure the utmost safety in your household and also guarantee complete efficiency in your cooking!

ILVE G5 Induction cooktops are available in five different sizes (59cm, 70cm, 78cm, 90cm, 91cm). They are available in selected retailers and on display at ILVE showrooms nationally.

For more information log onto www.ilve.com.au or call 1300 694 583.

Epic Sail

Thierry Martinez Photographe

Ollie Hartas, the intrepid skipper of Team Southern Cross & ILVE, tells us about living with ILVE on the high seas.

Hi Ollie! How did your involvement with ILVE come about?

I started racing the 18’ skiff unsponsored and running it off my own savings account. After a season-and-a-half, Suzanne Stevens from Winning Appliances successfully got ILVE interested in sponsoring my skiff and we’ve been working together ever since Christmas 2013-2014.

Can you tell us about the kind of boats that you sail on?

The ILVE skiff is called an 18’ skiff and it is the absolute last word in extreme monohull sailing. Back in the 1800s they were workboats that Aussie harbour workers would race on during their lunch break. It grew to be the premier racing spectacle of the country, with races being run every weekend and spectators lining the shores of the entire Harbour with multiple ferries taking out keen punters to bet on the racing.

That sounds like a rather fancy day out.  

These boats are the Formula 1 of sailing, and there is a spectator ferry that follows the racing each week with live commentary. The race is also filmed and broadcast live online.

What happens during a race? Is it super-competitive?

When you get to the top level of any sport, it gets super- competitive. And when the top level of a sport involves big, strong Aussie blokes with egos and muscles bulging, things can get very, VERY competitive!

Are you used to the level of competitiveness now?

I started steering these boats when I was 19 years old and have been racing since, making me the youngest continuing skipper in the class by quite a long way. I am also the smallest of the sailors. This means that during my first season, a lot of the sailors sized me up and thought I was no threat to them… but in one of my first races, I shocked the whole fleet by getting a sixth place!

In the end, everybody in the fleet knows how difficult it is to sail these boats, let alone run one, so there is definitely a level of respect for anyone who stays with the class longer than two seasons, and I’ve steered the 18’ skiff for 3 seasons!

Is everyone pretty friendly with one another when they aren’t racing?

When you’re rigging the boats, everyone is everyone else’s mate and we’re borrowing tools and parts from each other and having a great time – but as soon as we hit the water, it’s game on and we are all in race mode.

What’s your favourite meal?

I have a number of favourite meals but I can narrow it down a little to pasta, chicken thigh on the BBQ, sushi, and anything with bacon!

Do you have a favourite ILVE product?

I love our oven because every time Mum bakes a cake or cooks up some fabulous dish, it always comes out perfect and delicious!

For Team Southern Cross updates and results, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/teamsoutherncross

For more information about ILVE, visit: www.ilve.com.au

Image by Michael Chittenden

ILVE Announces Noosa International Food and Wine Festival Sponsorship

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As all good foodies know, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival is coming up quickly, and we’re pleased to announce our involvement once again! For the fifth year in a row, ILVE is proud to be a sponsor of the event, which will run from May 14– 17.

“It is with great pleasure that ILVE Appliances are once again associated with the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival,” said Daniel Bertuccio, Marketing Manager for ILVE.

“With what has become Australia’s premier food, wine and lifestyle event, ILVE contributes to the show by providing its premium cooking appliances for use in the theatre sessions held over the four-day extravaganza along with displaying its latest range of household cooking appliances in the grand marquee.”

“The ILVE brand shares this same infectious passion for food and cooking as the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, and we’re thrilled to be able to get on-board and partner once again with this internation

Held in gorgeous Noosa, in the Sunshine Coast, the lineup for the festival this year includes events like food trails, degustation dinners, celebrity chef demonstrations and, of course, the final showdown of our Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition!

With a bunch of celebrity chefs and food bloggers, plenty of wine and world-class food, make sure you don’t miss out on the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival!

Click here to book tickets to the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.

ILVE Presents: Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Finalists

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The annual Noosa International Food & Wine Festival (NIFW) is coming up in May, and we’re already in the spirit! Throughout February, more than 18 home cooks battled it out across Australia in the State Finals of Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition.

Proudly sponsored by ILVE for the fifth year in a row, the exciting State Finals for the competition were held at each of our showrooms. With our top-of-the-line products available for our contestants to whip up their masterpieces in, some truly mouth-watering dishes were produced. The State Final judges, including NIFW Director Jim Berardo, followed this culinary journey around the country, sampling each recipe the contestants had to offer. Did somebody say, “Dream Job”?

As difficult as it was to choose, winners eventually had to be crowned. You can meet the talented State Finals champions right here before they go on to battle in the Grand Final:

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Beth McMillan will be representing NSW & ACT. Here she is with her dish: Twice Cooked Duck Marylands with Anchovies.

Missie Austwick

Our winner for Tasmania is Missie Austwick! She cooked a Beef Steak, Bacon and Oyster Pie that we’re just dying to try as the weather cools down.

John Beaney

Representing Victoria is John Beaney, who cooked this divine dish of Bocconcini Meatballs.

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April Kopf was chosen as WA’s representative, her winning dish was an amazing serving of Shakshuka.

Louise Di Virgilio

Here is the SA winner, Louise Di Virgilio! Her dish of King Prawn Linguine was too good to resist.

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Jacqui Smyth’s classic dish of Fish and Chips won her the QLD title, and it’s not hard to see why!

The sensational Grand Final of Australia’s Best Home Cooked Dish Competition will take place on Sunday, May 17 at NIFW. We’re looking forward to seeing which brilliant home chef will come out on top!

For tickets and further information on the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, visit their website here: http://www.noosafoodandwine.com.au

Product Feature: ILVE’S Majestic Freestanding Range

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For those who need an oven that is as functional as it is stylish, we’ve got the model for you! ILVE’S Majestic Freestanding range encompasses some of our most luxurious and technologically advanced models.

With a classic-cum-contemporary look, the Majestic Freestanding models are kitchen centerpieces that are sure to demand attention. Featuring the same cooktop options as the ILVE Quadra range, these exceptional cookers will compliment any kitchen, and its chef.

With several innovative configurations for added kitchen safety – from the cool touch athermic door handle, triple-glazed glass for cooler door temperatures and integrated twin cavity cooling system – ILVE creates a carefree cooking experience.

Adding to the models’ practicality is the no-fuss cleaning features. Self-cleaning catalytic liners and roof panels are paired with a non-staining vitreous enamel interior for a low-maintenance cleaning practice, while the oven door is constructed with dismountable inner glass for easy removal.

Apart from their functional features, the distinctive style of the Majestic Freestanding Ovens ensures that they stand out in the marketplace. To enhance their sense of style even further, ILVE offers customers the chance to create a customised look. Choose between one of eight colours, including the Burgundy, which shares a similar aesthetic with 2015’s most prominent colour, Marsala (also the Pantone Colour of the Year 2015). Finish off the look with brass, chrome or bronze fittings, and select from five available sizes (70cm, 90cm, 100cm, 120cm and 150cm). Also available are matching range hoods with infrared heat lamps.

Always innovative and creative, ILVE continues to provide unrivaled design, choice and functionality to the kitchen.

ILVE’s Majestic Freestanding Ovens are on display in ILVE showrooms and selected retailers.

Char-grilled zucchini and mozzarella piadine

“Piadine or Piada is a thin Italian flatbread, typically prepared in the Romagna. The dough was traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish (called teggia in the Romagnolo dialect), although nowadays flat pans or electric griddles are commonly used.” – Wikipedia

Serves 6 – 8 as a light meal

Cooking time 35 minutes

If you have time, rest the dough in the refrigerator overnight

 

Ingredients

3 1/3 Cups 00 Flour

100g melted butter

Rice bran oil for brushing

2 buffalo mozzarella (200g each), coarsely torn

Coarsely torn basil, to serve

 

Marinated zucchini

3 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways on a mandolin

120ml extra-virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 small red chillies, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

 

Method

Combine flour, butter and 2 teaspoon sea salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and mix to combine. With motor running, gradually add 200ml hot water, then knead until smooth and elastic (2-3 minutes).

Meanwhile, for marinated zucchini, preheat a char-grill pan over high heat, brush zucchini slices on both sides with a little oil and char-grill in batches, turning once, until tender and golden (1 minute each side).

Heat remaining oil in

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a saucepan over medium-high heat, add garlic and chilli, cook to infuse (1-2 minutes), remove from heat, add lemon juice, season to taste, add zucchini and set aside to marinate.

Preheat oven to 120°C. Divide dough into 6 pieces and, working with one piece at a time, roll out into a rough 3mm-thick rectangle, brush both sides with a little olive oil and cook on tepanyaki plate over high heat, turning once, until golden (2-3 minutes), then place on an oven tray lined with baking paper and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining dough.

 

Serve piadine scattered with marinated zucchini, mozzarella and torn basil.

 

ILVE appliances are available from selected retailers and on display at ILVE showrooms nationally.

For more information log onto www.ilve.com.au or call 1300 MY ILVE (69 4583).

 

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