15 March 2010

Spring, Forward

While we clear away the damage and debris of a ferocious nor'easter, I am all for looking ahead to a season—personal, as well as calendrical—of newness. In this kitchen, antique elements meet a modern sense of proportion and composition with confidence. It's all the aesthetic justification I need for optimism. b-arch.it


  1. for me, this image is a reminder of 19th c. eclecticism: Gothic, Classicism, industrial, primitive…
    But what does this ensemble say about the state of design today? Surely that there is no coherent set of codes or rules to generate an organic whole.

  2. You may be right, Anonymous. But this is just one photo of one kitchen; can it really be used as a standard for all design? Of course, one could answer yes or no with equal impugnity.

    We live in fragmented times.

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

  3. I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I do believe this is your most poetic post thus far. A kitchen made entirely of found objects after a storm, those strange discoveries when the snow finally melts. I hate the kitchen, but I love the post. After the preceding unhappy list, could it be a disorganized postmodern unity?

  4. Perhaps that should be decontextualized postmodern unity.

  5. It should, and now it is.


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