21 November 2017

Beyond the Buffet

While an artistic endeavor, this plate-as-table/table-as-plate design holds much practical potential. As demonstrated in the above film clip, the Bento Table can be endlessly reconfigured to serve a multitude of dishes to a multitude of people, making it a fabulous—if fantastic—furnishing for Thanksgiving dinner. nillylandao.com

20 November 2017

Talking Turkey

It's Thanksgiving week—time to bring it on in the kitchen. For me, the most important design ingredient is a copious amount of work surface. I'm not picky; it can be centralized or dispersed throughout the room, just as long as there's lots of it. This kitchen, anchored by a generous table/island, looks like a promising environment. plainenglishdesign.co.uk

16 November 2017

Tall, Dark, and Handsome [Storage]

In the dual-purpose category of kitchen design, this freestanding, functional partition wall supplies both spatial definition and storage. With a back panel of white opaque glass, it conducts soft, diffused light into adjacent areas. A slim five inches deep, it's well suited for keeping flat or shallow items close at hand. henrybuilt.com

15 November 2017

Ring Around the Rosette

Complementing the collection of concrete-handled taps, this eye-catching trim treatment for the showerhead is brand new. Pop on a concrete rim—eight colors are on offer—and break away from the monochromatic metal look. ritmonio.it

14 November 2017

Bathroom Breakthrough

As if the world wasn't upended enough—we now have a pocket door for shower enclosures. [At least this is good news!] A clever combination of drain and door track, the hardware sits flush to the floor, ensuring easy access for all. With no space-eating door swing or bypass requirements, it's great for small baths. And the soft-close mechanism is a true gift to the noise-averse among us. Available in lengths up to 48 inches. scrigno.net

13 November 2017

Not Standard Issue

Sometimes all it takes to make a kitchen memorable is a curving countertop—really, why not stray from the straight line? But of course, there's more to the Cloe kitchen than a creative contour. Pairing a deeply textured dark elm with satin-finish white surfaces produces a scintillating contrast. The doors and drawers feature a finger-friendly 30ยบ bevel on the inside edge, making them easy to operate. cesar.it

08 November 2017

Pants on Fire

In nine years [!] of producing KBCULTURE, I have never shown the same product twice—until now, and that's with a qualifier: this Pinocchio faucet is now available with the above-shown chrome finish. More than two years ago, I featured the original wooden-body model, in what turned out to be a modestly prescient post. With yesterday's promising political developments, it seemed appropriate to revisit the design; while the silver-tone fitting is sleek, I'm guessing the Liar-in-Chief would opt for nothing less than a gold model. emmevi.it