Techo Tuesday: Burned by Desire

With winter only a couple of weeks away, I can’t help but  think of pleasure a nice warm  and inviting fireplace brings.

 In my apartment in North Carolina I use to curl up on the rug, with my dog, and sleep in front of the fire.  My new apartment in Georgia has no such luxuries, but never fear, with each design problem is a solution.

 Today well look at eight new breakthroughs in the home design have revolutionized the fireplace; some with little or no installation, or dried wood for that matter.

globe fireplace

Globe fireplace from Vauni

globe fireplace

Globe fireplace from Vauni

Cupola fireplace

Cupola fireplace from Vauni

 Vauni makes it easy to curl up next to the fire with a book or cocktail with these unique and unforgettable fireplaces.  Best of all; they are mobile and require no ventilation, so they can be installed anywhere.  The flame is fueled by bio-ethanol Alcohol.  One can adjust the heating effect and flame size. They are designed from lightweight aluminum and available in two finishes cast iron and polished black granite.

Brasa Fireplace

Hudson fireplace from Brasa Fireplace


Mercer fireplace from Brasa

Avanti by Brasa

Avanti fireplace by Brasa

The Hudson, Mercer and Avanti portable fireplaces, all by Brasa are fueled by denatured alcohol fuel (Bio-ethanol Alcohol).  Since there is no wood, they are environmentally friendly and fuelled by renewable green energy. They can be use both indoor and outdoor and no vents or installation are required. The flame is regulated and can be controlled or extinguished at any time.

Sloaris Gas fireplace from Heat & Go

Sloaris Gas fireplace from Heat & Go

Levitating flame Solaris Gas fireplace from Heat & Glo

Solaris gas fireplace

Solaris gas fireplace from Heat & Glo

Inspired by the sunset, Solaris is a contemporary fireplaces from Heat & Glo, What’s so clever about the Solaris is the “levitating infinity flame”. It is a direct vent gas fireplace and does require professional installation.  The fireplace is available in two models. Solaris36-ST, a thin see-through fireplace and Solaris 36-MR, a two-sided fireplace featuring the infinity flame, which provides a 6-foot deep illusion of flame and lighting effects.

Antraz Fireplace

Bubble fireplace from Antraz


Bubble fireplace from Antraz

Brilliant product designer Andrea Cosetta has Designed a fireplace that also hangs on the wall for Antrax.  With over 100 colors available there one to suit every decor! The new fireplace is also eco-friendly since it needs no dry wood and match to lit the fire. Instead, it uses  a bioethanol as its fuel.

Areis stainless steel fireplace by Cocoon

Areis stainless steel fireplace from Cocoon Fires

Aeris stainless steel fireplace from Cocoon

Aeris stainless steel fireplace from Cocoon Fires

Aeris from Cocoon

Aeris stainless steel fireplace from Cocoon Fires

 Aeris  is a definite head-turner.  Designer, Federico Otero, for Cocoon Fires,  blended beauty and functionality to create a contemporary fireplaces made of stainless steel.  The Aeris  can be installed in any room of the house and also works with biofuel.   It’s completely smoke free making it clean and environmentally friendly. The product stores up to 1.5 liters of fuel and produces fire for up to six hours. Best of all is that the fireplace can be used all year round, as an ice bucket, to store bottles, glasses and even food!  Now that is clever design.

Let me know what you think.  Would you consider…