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Tech Talk: Savant’s Vegas Modern 001 Home

Savant's smart living showcase, referred to as Vegas Modern 001, was brought to life in partnership with Las Vegas-based design-led firm, Blue Heron, and technology integrator Eagle Sentry. The ultra-modern 15,000-square-foot home was designed with the latest technology advances, all brilliantly hidden in plain sight. Hear how it was done and learn about some of the home's finest features from Aaron Gutin, Specification Development Director at Savant Systems. Learn more about the project by visiting

Concealing tech has never been easier or more beautiful

Concealing tech is easy when the right products are used. Learn how easy it is with Wall-Smart, whose products enable a clean look that lets design aesthetics remain at the forefront. Visit to see the company's full lineup and how to become a brand partner.

Editor’s POV: Standout products and programming from KBIS 2022

KBIS 2022, part of Design & Construction Week, had record attendance. Hear about touchless tech, voice control, and other hot trends, new products that stood out, some of the talks that took place and everything else that contributed to the show's success from Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor, Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine.

Stop listening to me! How Josh makes voice control and home automation secure, private, and fun.

Josh is a voice-controlled automation system that was borne from the notion that your home should inspire, embolden, and delight you and the people around you. Utilizing advanced AI technologies, including natural interfaces like voice and touch, Josh orchestrates the technology in all aspects of your home to deliver an exciting and effortless living experience. Fun, functional, and enjoyable, Josh offers uncompromising privacy and is like no other brand on the market today. Hear what that means and learn how to connect with this future-thinking brand in this episode of Connecting Tech+Design.

Tradeshows are back! Exploring KBIS, IBS, and Design & Construction Week

The annual gathering of the design-build-construct industries is back! Veronika Miller, CEO of Modenus Media and Host of Design Uncut walks us through the talks, panel sessions, and DMMtalks Lounge discussions taking place during KBIS, and host Katye McGregor Bennett shares what's happening during IBS, both collectively known as Design & Construction Week, taking place in Orlando, FL in February 2022. Tune in and see what the pros will be talking about, the types of products brands will be showing, and how influencers are likely going to promote it all.

Chef Nick Shares Turkey Feast Hacks, Favorite Holiday Traditions, and How the Right Appliances Make All the Difference

Chef Nick, as he's known in the Napa, CA food world, shares a few Thanksgiving feast hacks, some of his favorite holiday traditions, and ways to simplify the often-arduous meal. Ever Weber-grilled your bird for the big day? Nick walks us through it, step-by-step. We also discuss sous vide cooking and what makes it such a great option (especially when oven space is at a premium). Download, tune in, and enjoy. Bon Apetít, foodies and technicurians!

What exactly is a high performance home?

What exactly is a high-performance home? Chris Laumer-Giddens of Atlanta, GA-based Architecture & Design firm LG Squared talks about high performance and off-grid homes and what it takes to make a home more efficient, no matter how old (or new) it is. We also talk about the term "high performance" and the different meanings as it relates to home construction, home technology, materials, surfaces, and more. Chris also shares details of the "Leakiest house ever tested" project, a 1920's era home that's being renovated with the hopes of achieving Passive House Certification.

Hosted by Katye McGregor Bennett. 

Creating The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Area - Ramsin Khachi Shares His Fave Finds

Ramsin Khachi, principal of KHACHI Design + Build, designer & custom home builder, and host of the YouTube series Bespoke in the Burbs shares some of his favorite finds for fabulous outdoor entertaining environments and ways homeowners and design-build pros can create an outdoor living space unlike any other. Grab your notebook and get ready to write. We're talking about furniture and fixtures, kitchens and dining areas, fireplaces, shading systems, how to get great audio and video in the backyard, a smart umbrella that follows the sun, and even a pool floor that can be raised and lowered. There’s a TON of great info being shared in this episode that you'll definitely want to learn more about!

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Discussing the Correlation Between Design + Emotional Wellness


Is there a correlation between interior design and emotional wellness? You bet there is! Laura Muller, CEO of Four Point Design Build, Inc. shares some of her professional and personal experiences as well as some fascinating examples of what works, why, and ways the design-build and tech integration communities can bring greater awareness to the true and vital value of designing for mental and emotional wellness.

Unpacking’s big reveal — Meet Nano, Core, and more! CEO Alex Capecelatro shares details about Nano, the world's first Architectural Microphone, and Josh Core, an elegantly designed server that acts as the central brain for this truly remarkable voice-automated home technology ecosystem. This changes the voice control and automation game entirely and offers a fun way to interact with your home, in a manner that's safe, secure, and maintains your privacy. Tune in to learn about this fascinating new tech offering.

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