In her latest column, NKPR president Natasha Koifman shares a selection of her favourite buzzworthy products and services designed to make life prettier, easier and happier.

By: Natasha Koifman

Kitchens and bathrooms are spaces we use for energy and rejuvenation. From modern-tech appliances and designer surfaces to innovative smart kitchens, there are countless ways to transform your home into the perfect abode.

And while it’s important to have well-designed rooms, being mindful of what to keep inside those rooms is equally paramount. Here are several trending products, whether you’re renovating your home, upgrading your space or looking to stock the shelves with something savoury or fragrant.

SMEG Electric Tea Kettle

Mid-century sty le with modern features, SMEG kettles come in two variations: a regular on/off version and a variable temperature version for the true tea afi cionado. (Mini-Kettles are also available.) This stunning countertop appliance comes in a variety of colours, including the decorative “Sicily is My Love” collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana.

Pulp from SS Tile and Stone

Inspired by Arabescato marble for floors and walls, these HD digital coloured porcelain tiles are expressed in five chromatic variations: black, gold, red, green and blue. Specially imported from Italy to SS Tile & Stone in the Greater Toronto Area, Pulp comes in polished, matt e-brushed and lightly hammered finishes.

Cire Trudon Candles

Cire Trudon is a luxury candle brand from France that has been producing high-quality artisanal candles since 1643, hand-dripped and poured into rich Tuscan glass. Solis Rex is inspired by scents of the Château de Versailles; Abd El Kader evokes the invigorating scent of Moroccan mint tea; and Ernesto is a blend of leather and tobacco. Find these and more evocative scents at ShopNK.

Purplesful Snacking

Purplesful Snacking checks all the boxes of a healthy snack: organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and plant-based. Plus, the company is a purpose-first brand with a mission to support kids in underprivileged communities — they donate 25 percent of profi ts to charity partners in Canada. Available in Sea Salt and Plant-Based Cheddar at your favourite grocery stores.


A quality extra virgin olive oil is vital to every great kitchen. If you are cooking, dressing or dipping, Pusateri’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich, creamy and delicately balances the aromas of fig leaf and the taste of fresh herbs.

Natasha The Residences Smart Kitchens

Lanterra Developments’ 47-storey high-rise condominium at 263 Adelaide Street West in Toronto features smart kitchens designed by Studio Munge that optimize space with sleek fl ip-down tables-to-desks and a hidden pantry that slides out as storage or bar space. A few simple moves transform the kitchen into a working or entertaining space.