Design New Jersey Releases 2017 “Great Gifts” Holiday List

Design New Jersey Releases 2017 “Great Gifts” Holiday List

We lean heavily on a few sources for much of our inspiration here at “Design Your Lifestyle”. One of those sources, the team at Design New Jersey, released their Great Gifts list for the 2017 holiday shopping season – and we love it!

The article, entitled “11 Great Gifts to Round Out Your List” (written by Marirose Krall), covers a lot of ground with a smartly selected group of 11 gift ideas for virtually everyone on your list this holiday season.

Do you have a friend who’s “the life of the party”? What about new parents, design hobbyists, wine lovers and gourmets? This single list from Design New Jersey has them all covered! Whether it’s Christmas shopping, Chanukah gifts, a “Friends-mas” get-together or a birthday that falls during the holiday season, Ms. Krall’s gift list will provide you thoughtful, stylish guidance!

We strongly encourage each of you to visit the Design New Jersey website and read the full article for yourself. As a way to whet your appetite, we’ve selected several of Ms. Krall’s “Great Gifts” for 2017 that we love the most.

Enjoy!

Our Favorites: Design New Jersey’s 2017 “Great Gifts”

1. EDGES Custom Cutlery’s Sommelier Collection

EDGES Custom Cutlery Sommelier Collection, 2017.
EDGES Custom Cutlery Sommelier Collection, 2017.

We’ve featured EDGES Custom Cutlery numerous times on our blog, so we were thrilled to see its inclusion on the Design New Jersey “Great Gifts” list. This list features the stunning Sommelier Collection, a set of stunning hand-crafted knives with handles made from the American White Oak of actual wine barrels.

The result is a world-class knife blade with a unique wood handle, and a backstory to share with its users for generations to come.

2. Decor Kitchen Appliances’ WineStation

The Decor Kitchen Appliances WineStation. (Credit: Decor Kitchen Appliances)
The Decor Kitchen Appliances WineStation. (Credit: Decor Kitchen Appliances)

From the Decor website:

The WineStation® is the first automated, temperature controlled, four-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system for the home. The connoisseur can choose the right wine and just the right amount – a taste, a half glass or a full glass – with the touch of a finger. A perfect addition to your home, in the kitchen, bar, den, game room or wine cellar, the WineStation maintains the freshness of your favorite wine selections for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

3. Land of Nod’s Jungle Pavilion Playhouse

Land of Nod's Jungle Pavilion Playhouse. (Credit: Land of Nod.)
Land of Nod’s Jungle Pavilion Playhouse. (Credit: Land of Nod.)

We adore this safari-influenced playhouse for the young ones in your life. Inspire the explorer in every child with this playhouse from Land of Nod, which features cotton canvas side panels that can be rolled up and secured. At 55″ tall and nearly 50″ in diameter, there’s plenty of room for little ones to play, imagination, and spot their favorite jungle animals!

Our Favorite New Custom Cutlery and Chef’s Knives – On Sale!

New Custom Cutlery and Chef’s Knives To Drool Over!

Whenever we here at Design Your Lifestyle are in search of the latest high-quality custom cutlery and chef’s knives (a few of us are pretty serious home chefs, after all), there’s only one place we turn. Sometimes, skipping the bigger brands in favor of artisan knives and cutlery pieces is the best way to assure you get the very best craftsmanship, attention to detail, and unique individual pieces to call your own.

Much like custom home design, there’s nothing better than having a set of knives you know are personal to you. Thanks to our trusted advisors at Buy Kitchen Knives, we’re always sure each knife we order is one-of-a-kind, handcrafted by expert craftsmen, and of the highest quality.

EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!
EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!

The thing we like best about Buy Kitchen Knives’ selection is that each brand is proficient in small-batch custom cutlery. It’s also a one-stop cutlery shop for brands we love and trust like EDGES Custom Cutlery, Falls River Cutlery and AMS Knifeworks.

Also, all of Buy Kitchen Knives’ prices INCLUDE US shipping costs – no hidden add-ons!

With the new spring season of 2017 right around the corner, the staff at Buy Kitchen Knives contacted us directly and let us know about their Spring Blowout Sale. Some of their finest cutlery and custom knife pieces (many made within the last 1-2 months) are slashed in price to accommodate new stock entering their online storefront this spring.

In other words, it’s the BEST time to invest in custom cutlery for you, a loved one, or a professional or home chef in your life.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces in Buy Kitchen Knives’ Spring Sale stock!

Buy Kitchen Knives: Our Favorite Spring Sale 2017 Cutlery Pieces

EDGES Custom Cutlery – 8″ Chef and 4″ Paring “Prince Tribute” Set

EDGES Custom Cutlery 8" Chef and 4" Paring Knife Prince Tribute Set.

Crafted in honor of The Purple One’s life, music and passing, this Prince Tribute set features custom-made, one-of-a-kind 8″ chef’s and 4″ paring knives by EDGES Custom Cutlery. Priced down to move at just $700.00 combined, this handcrafted knife set is sleek, efficient and aesthetically beautiful.

Falls River Cutlery – 6″ Chef/Utility Knife

Falls River Cutlery 6" Chef/Utility Knife

From the trusted Falls River Cutlery collection, this unique 6″ custom knife piece is as versatile as it is effective. The 6″ design is slightly smaller than the average chef’s knife but still packs all the usefulness of its larger counterparts. By taking several inches off the classic Chef’s Knife design, this 6″ version provides far more utility and versatility in the kitchen, all for a price of just $200.00

EDGES Custom Cutlery – 8″ Chef’s Knife With Petite Handle

EDGES Custom Cutlery 6" Chef's Knife with Petite Handle

Those of us with smaller hands who love working in the kitchen know the struggle of finding a beautiful, strong 8″ chef’s knife with a handle that’s just a little too big or bulky for us. Enter the Petite Handle version of EDGES’ 8″ Chef’s Knife, with a smaller handle construction that still balances perfectly at the ricasso. A truly one-of-a-kind piece, this is a steal at $500.00.

Give The Christmas Gift of Custom Handcrafted Cutlery in 2016!

Click Here for Exclusive Christmas 2016 Custom Cutlery Deals!

For the serious home chef, restauranteur, fine chef, sommelier, or culinary arts expert in your life, there’s nothing quite like a handcrafted piece of custom cutlery. For our money, there is no better Christmas 2016 custom cutlery gift option than a piece of fine knifeware from EDGES Custom Cutlery.

The brainchild of designer and knifemaker Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI, NKBA Member), EDGES is a state-of-the-art custom cutlery and knifeware line designed for the individual user in mind. Each piece of EDGES cutlery is handcrafted and made to order based on client specifications – ensuring that your piece of EDGES custom cutlery is wholly unique, never to be duplicated.

Yes, every piece in the EDGES custom cutlery line is made by hand!

EDGES Custom Cutlery is a line that brings pro chefs and serious home chefs some of the finest performing ergonomic cutlery that can be offered. EDGES is distributed in Wyckoff, NJ at Peter Salerno, Inc., and is available at BuyKitchenKnives.com.

Each of the knives pictured below (and on BuyKitchenKnives.com) is currently priced TO MOVE for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. This includes the stunning, world-class Sommelier Collection, in which each piece uses genuine American White Oak from used wine barrel staves.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.
The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All EDGES custom knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

Since its inception, EDGES has quickly established a reputation as a state-of-the-art balance of performance, handling, and looks. The ergonomic design of each custom EDGES cutlery piece is perfectly balanced at the ricasso with meticulously contoured handles.

The rest of the active EDGES custom cutlery line currently available for sale can be viewed (and purchased) at BuyKitchenKnives.com, the premier online source for custom-crafted knives, cutlery, and artwork – OR by contacting Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or via the contact form below.

Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
The Red Monarch, one of the debut knives in the EDGES custom cutlery collection from Peter Salerno Inc.!
The Red Monarch, one of the debut knives in the EDGES custom cutlery collection from Peter Salerno Inc.!
EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!
EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!

Chefs and Wine Lovers – This is YOUR Holiday 2016 Custom Cutlery Set!

The Perfect Custom Cutlery Set for Chefs and Wine Lovers

Yes, yes, we’re supposed to be impartial. But if you don’t purchase this custom cutlery set designed for lovers of fine wine soon, we will. (Without hesitation!)

The Sommelier Collection from EDGES Custom Cutlery is a limited edition series of custom cutlery, in which each knife handle is created from genuine American White Oak wood from used wine barrel staves. In other words, every handle of every knife in this custom cutlery collection was once part of a gorgeous, aged wine barrel.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.
The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

Think of the history of fine wine nestled and stained forever in the handles of these beautiful, unique pieces. Each knife carries inside its handle a rich history of wine making and craftsmanship, not to mention being cut from the finest American White Oak.

The Sommelier Collection arrives just in time for 2016 holiday shopping, and is the quintessential gift for wine lovers, professional chefs, home chefs, and sommeliers alike. The EDGES Custom Cutlery Sommelier Collection includes 4″ paring knives, 6″ utility knives, and 8″ professional chef’s knives. These world-class cutlery pieces are available for individual purchase, or at a special price rate as a 3-piece knife set.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

EDGES Custom Cutlery is currently a proprietary brand of Peter Salerno Inc., enriching its status as a world-class mecca of custom craftsmanship. Since its inception, EDGES has quickly established a reputation as a state-of-the-art balance of performance, handling, and looks. The ergonomic design of each custom EDGES cutlery piece is perfectly balanced at the ricasso with meticulously contoured handles.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

After speaking with dozens of home-cooks and professional chefs, Anthony Michael Salerno, AKTI, NKBA Member, designed a collection of simple yet elegant designs for both the home kitchen and professional kitchen. Peter Salerno Inc. collaborated with Aldo Bruno (New Jersey Steel Baron) to use only the highest quality materials and ensure that each knife is hand-ground and hand-assembled right here in New Jersey to bring each client a truly custom piece by local knifemakers.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

The rest of the active EDGES custom cutlery line currently available for sale can be viewed (and purchased) at BuyKitchenKnives.com, the premier online source for custom-crafted knives, cutlery, and artwork – OR by contacting Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or via the contact form below.

New Summer 2016 EDGES Custom Cutlery Collection On Sale!

EDGES Custom Cutlery’s Stunning Summer 2016 Collection

After a gorgeous debut line that sold out as quickly as it arrived, EDGES Custom Cutlery is back in the market with its stunning Summer 2016 custom cutlery line.

The brainchild of designer and knifemaker Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI, NKBA Member), EDGES is a state-of-the-art custom cutlery and knifeware line designed for the individual user in mind. Each piece of EDGES cutlery is handcrafted and made to order based on client specifications – ensuring that your piece of EDGES custom cutlery is wholly unique, never to be duplicated.

Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All EDGES custom knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

The Summer 2016 EDGES Custom Cutlery line features several centerpiece knives:

  • The debut Signature Series: Japanese-inspired knife design with superior sushi-grade edge geometry with a long, thin tapered blade and full-tang construction. This is perfect for the knife collector and serious chef that wants a superior performing knife with a Japanese design.
  • The “Purple Pair” Prince Tribute Set: an artistic dedication to the late, great musical artist Prince. This pair of purple knives (a gorgeous paring knife and Monarch dovetail knife) is a must-own for discriminating knife collectors and chefs who love music.
  • The Gentleman’s BBQ Knife: a stunning BBQ knife with a combination-handle with rich wood grain and amber hues. Based off the EDGES Sovereign knife design, this BBQ knife is hardy enough to cut through your grilled meat dishes and fine enough to slice your appetizers, vegetables and garnishes. The ultimate in exquisite barbecue cutlery.

The EDGES Custom Cutlery line (and its Summer 2016 collection) are available exclusively through Peter Salerno Inc. Please visit their website or call (201) 251-6608 to order one of the knives featured in this article, or to place your own custom order.

EDGES Custom Cutlery Photo Gallery: Summer 2016

Limited Edition: Prince “Purple Pair” Tribute

"Purple Pair" Prince Tribute Set from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $875.
“Purple Pair” Prince Tribute Set from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $875.

Signature Series

Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series w/ Stainless Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $675.
Signature Series w/ Stainless Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $675.

Custom BBQ Knives

Gentlemen's BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $525.
Gentlemen’s BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $525.
Natural Spalted Handle BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail 475.
Natural Spalted Handle BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail 475.

Paring Knives

Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Green Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Green Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Hunter Orange Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $275.
Hunter Orange Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $275.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.

 

Spring 2016: A Season of Milestones for Peter Salerno Inc.

Spring 2016: A Season of Milestones for Peter Salerno Inc.

Celebrate Peter Salerno Inc.’s Season of Achievements!

Since 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has operated with one mission: being “all about the extraordinary”. From humble-yet-audacious roots in the early days to the world-renowned custom kitchen and bath design innovator it is today, Peter Salerno Inc. always aims higher than the day before.

The NKBA 2016 Best Kitchens and Baths Magazine features Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning transitional kitchen.
The NKBA 2016 Best Kitchens and Baths Magazine features Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen.

With the bar raised higher than ever before, Peter Salerno and his team set to work on making the Spring 2016 design season one to remember. From international design clients to new custom projects, expanded networking at KBIS 2016 to the launch of the EDGES custom cutlery collection, Peter Salerno Inc. truly had a season to remember.

Here are just a few of the milestones Peter Salerno Inc. surpassed during the Spring 2016 season:

  • At KBIS 2016, Peter Salerno Inc. extended its lead as the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America, with 34 national design awards. These awards come from such notable names as the NKBA, HGTV, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Sub-Zero and Wolf.
  • Peter Salerno Inc. opened its second showroom at 5 W. Main Street in beautiful Mendham, New Jersey. The new Boutique Showroom showcases world-class kitchen designs, custom tin Rangecraft range hoods, La Cornue appliances, and much more!
World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.
World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.
  • The launch of the world-class EDGES custom cutlery collection (exclusive to Peter Salerno Inc.) drew the attention and praise of professional and home chefs alike. With each blade and handle custom-crafted, each EDGES collector is sure to own a one-of-a-kind piece of cutlery.
  • The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog took its place among the longest-running, most well-read design blogs in the world, with over 250 posts amassing tens of thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers.
  • Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom kitchen and bath design (and national awards tally) continued to garner attention from prestigious media outlets. Peter’s designs, concepts and current news were covered in articles by (201) Magazine, East Coast Home & Design, Spectacular NJ Kitchens, Bergen Health & Life, and the exclusive NKBA 2016 Magazine.

It has been quite the successful season for Peter Salerno Inc., and Peter and his team aren’t taking any time to rest on their achievements. Soon, it will be onto Summer 2016, another season of great milestones – and great design – from Peter Salerno Inc.!

EDGES New Custom BBQ Knife: Perfect 2016 Father’s Day Gift!

EDGES New Custom BBQ Knife: Perfect 2016 Father’s Day Gift!

EDGES New BBQ Knife Will Change The Way You Grill. (Seriously.)

Shopping for Father’s Day gifts just got a lot simpler. Look no further than the latest custom-designed cutlery from EDGES: a BBQ knife that’s almost as beautiful as the steak it can slice razor-thin.

The custom EDGES BBQ knife is here just in time for Father’s Day 2016 and makes the perfect gift for the BBQ and grill lover in your life. Don’t just give your dad, brother, husband or other special guy in your life any old gift off the shelf. Your EDGES BBQ knife is guaranteed to be unique, meaning the recipient of your Father’s Day gift will own something no one else in the world will ever have.

EDGES BBQ knife, custom built for every order. Perfect Father's Day gift for 2016! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
EDGES BBQ knife, custom built for every order. Perfect Father’s Day gift for 2016! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Featuring a 6″ AEB-L blade and the buyer’s choice of custom handle, the EDGES BBQ knife is the latest in a collection of custom-crafted cutlery that is changing how professional chefs and home cooks operate in their kitchen spaces.

Call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 to order!

EDGES, the world-class custom cutlery collection by Anthony Michael Salerno, is available exclusively at Peter Salerno Inc. Since its inception early this year, the professional culinary world has been buzzing about the exquisite craftsmanship and unique construction of the EDGES collection. Each knife is custom-made, ensuring YOUR EDGES knife is truly one-of-a-kind and will never be duplicated.

After speaking with dozens of home-cooks and professional chefs, Anthony Michael Salerno, AKTI, NKBA Member, designed a collection of simple yet elegant designs for both the home kitchen and professional kitchen. Peter Salerno, Inc. collaborated with Aldo Bruno (New Jersey Steel Baron) to use only the highest quality materials and ensure that each knife is hand-ground and hand-assembled to bring each client a truly custom piece by local knifemakers.

Call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 to guarantee your order is placed in time for Father’s Day!