Designers Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin, and Lisa Frode created this pine bench specifically for the kitchen. On the practical side, incorporating storage under the seat and behind the backrest is a great idea. Less expected but just as ingenious is the armrest: It's wide enough to securely support a coffee mug, and its outward slant is meant to be conducive to stretching out laterally for a quick cat nap.
I am interested in how the abstract overlays the natural in this porcelain tile. Inspired by the instinctive style of painting practiced by Jackson Pollock, the Action collection appears as a slab of marble that been splattered with light or dark pigment. Most fascinating! fondovalle.it
Like all recycled elements, the antique machinery that's been deployed as a base for this bathroom sink has me wondering about its origins. Perhaps the gears and girders were once part of a derrick or other kind of pumping device—which would be quite fitting [pardon the partial pun] considering the context of its current incarnation. antoniomartins.com
Let's have a big bravo for the folks behind this charismatic kitchen, dubbed the Saint Louis. Rather than purely emphasize the mid-century modern roots of the design, the choice was made to take the far more unusual path of Italian futurism. I mean—an island with a pedestal base and atomic-Danish legs? Of course, this look isn't for everyone, but as long as it makes one homeowner's day, I'm good with it. marchicucine.it
From what we see here, I'd venture that space for a dishwasher is not the problem with this 1972 kitchen. Rather, it seems that somebody in the household has an uncontrollable urge to purchase massive quantities of glassware and china. How else to explain the presence of no less than four of the appliances in the room?
With apologies to our drought-stricken California friends, there's nothing I'd like better right now than a shower to wash away the stresses of the day. This multi-talented unit offers plenty of choices to do just that: a handshower to target aching muscles, three fields of body jets, and what would be my pick—a drenching waterfall treatment. teuco.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty. Leslie is the products editor for The Architect's Newspaper.