How better to begin this new venture, KBCULTURE, than to offer a look at my own kitchen? Designed by architect John Clagett [yes, indeed, there is a personal connection there!], it is a space that is both fulfilling and stimulating. Put another way: While every aspect of the room is customized for optimal function, it never feels cold or mechanical—it's a most engaging place to work and socialize.

And perhaps not coincidentally, that is exactly what I hope KBCULTURE will be for readers; a lively, intelligent locus of ideas relating to the two most vital spots in the home, the kitchen and the bath.