Love, love, love… Black bamboo!

The minute I designed this one, it was more of a familiar kind of love. A love that I thought I lost, but certainly I did not.

This is elegant, sexy, yet very masculine design I did for Mr. Chef Art Smith. I wanted it to be a true reflection of his style with an added touch that was close to his heart… That included finding a way to incorporate his Common Threads heart. Chef Art Smith is Co-Founder of Common Threads and it’s an amazing program that helps low-income children the importance of a healthy lifestyle with nutrition, teaches them how to cook and celebrate cultural differences. You can click the link above for more detailed info. The Chef Advisory board is pretty impressive!

We did his name and common threads heart in 23kt gold, while leaving the rest monochromatic tones for the bamboo elements. The gold was then burnished to achieve the checkered pattern in the heart. I really love this one and if I could keep it, I would. 😉

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We did a food processer to match as well!
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© UN AMORE by NICOLE DINARDO

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For the Record…

When I started painting mixers, I had no ideas from anyone else or anywhere else. I painted mine for fun after receiving it as a gift from my mom. Then I painted my friend Sherri’s, then my friend Mikayla’s, my moms and so on. It snowballed. I made a website because I did a guitar case for Gavin Rossdale and thought I should look more “professional”. It was then I realized how many mixers I did for fun without a “business” and decided to ask my dad for a loan to start a business of painting them. Un Amore was born in 2008. I sold them all in 3 months and was able to pay my dad back. The rest is history…

I am the original who made it my profession. I am not claiming to be the “first” to paint a mixer, but I AM the one who made it popular…I am the one who had the vision and believed in it. I am a small business and I BUILT THIS.

So if there is any question about where this originated, how it started, I have your story. Below I have included just a few links of where my work has been featured.

Love to you all for your continued support, because without it, I certainly would be here today.

*No negative comments please on my page. I like to keep it passionate and friendly.

much love, Nicole

My very first mixer that I painted before Un Amore. This was at a shoot that launched my artwork on mixers.
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425 magazine (1st article):
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Oscar Swag 2012 for the Four Seasons Hotel: Oscar Swag: 30 mixers http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/23/showbiz/oscars-gifting/index.html

Presidential mixers (15 total) Commissioned with Whirlpool and KitchenAid:
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Chef Hubert Keller’s Mixer:
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Mario Batali’s (which I am not sure if he even got):
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Stephanie Izard Girl and the Goat:
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Chef Curtis Stone:

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Chicago Mixers for World of Whirlpool x4, one went to Mayor Daley
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Pioneer Woman’s Debut custom Mixer!

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“Mixers definitely, absolutely, 100% provided by KitchenAid, with help from my friends at CHEFS Catalog. Thanks, KitchenAid, for this very fun giveaway! “
Senior PGA tour 2012 mixers, sponsored by KitchenAid

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An old 2011 Senior PGA mixer.
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Chef Tim Love:
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The Grateful Fed mixers for Chef Jam 2012 at the Rock Hall of Fame.
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And there’s more…I haven’t even begun to list the celebrities who own my work…but this gives you the idea. Know the facts. And I will conclude this with this quote… “Do not make presumptions, you learn nothing about anything, unless you let the truth unfold before your eyes.”