A Small River in the Kitchen

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July 24, 2005|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

The new river-shaped Mystic sink by Elkay makes a stylish splash. Ideal as a bar sink or a kitchen-island sink, the stainless steel Mystic is now offered in two sizes -- 26 inches long, to fit into a standard 30-inch cabinet, and 48 inches long. The innovative design features the faucet and drain at opposite ends, allowing water to flow down the 8-inch-wide sink area. An undermount sink design provides for simple installation. The 26-inch-long Mystic sells for $1,149. The 48-inch-long Mystic sells for $1,895.

Also new from Elkay is the stainless-steel Avado collection of undermount kitchen sinks, featuring square and rectangular bowl shapes with 90-degree corners. Nine models are included in the collection -- some single-, some double- and some triple-bowl designs. One model features a beveled drainboard that can be moved to the left or right of the main compartment. Avado sinks range from $700 to $2,200.

Elkay sinks are available at Stuart Kitchens in Pikesville and Pasadena, Schumacher & Seiler in Timonium and Thomas Somerville in Owings Mills. For more locations, visit www.elkayusa.com or call 630-572-3192.

The keys to your heart You're a sports fanatic and proud of it. You wear your zeal on your sleeve, in fact. And on your car window, your car bumper, your T-shirt, your hat, your everything. You're all about the Orioles. And the Ravens. And the Terps. And NASCAR racing. So surely you want to have a couple of TeamKeys or Collegiate Keys made for your key ring. The stylish TeamKey line includes colorful keys with logos of all the major professional sports teams -- MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL -- as well as popular NASCAR drivers' numbers. The Collegiate line includes school logos from more than 60 U.S. colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, College Park.

Keys, made by Kaba Ilco, are nickel-plated, made of high-quality brass and painted with a chip-resistant finish. Sports fans can find the keys at local hardware stores, including True Value, Ace and Do It Best Hardware. The keys retail from $2.99 to $4.99 each. For more information, visit www.kaba-ilco.com or call 800-334-1381.

Online advice for the home

Visitors to the newly launched www.living.com Web site will find an array of video segments, lifestyle articles, product resources, home how-to demonstrations, recipes and more. The new, free online home magazine brings together programming highlights and content from HGTV, DIY, Fine Living and the Food Network, all under one cyber roof. Broadband visitors to the site can watch more than 30 short video clips -- each from 1 minute to 4 minutes long -- as well as find supplementary articles on decorating, remodeling, design, healthy living, travel, automotive topics and food. The site, which is updated every two weeks, currently features segments on outdoor kitchens, summer projects and storage solutions.

EVENT

See a display of black-and-white photographs by Ellis Marsalis III at the exhibit black & white and gray meet on the corner, at Minas, 815 W. 36th St., through tomorrow. Pictured is Marsalis' carbon-based digital print "horsing around on the deck." Call 410-732-4258.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Lori Sears, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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