Perhaps I'm taking this spring-has-sprung conceit too far, but I couldn't resist Just One More Post on the theme. Appliance manufacturer Alpes reconfigures the familiar fridge, oven and dishwasher into freestanding furniture pieces, perching them on legs and minimizing their bulk. The whirly, abstract pattern [very vernal, yes?] that fronts the cabinets was designed by Karim Rashid for laminate company Abet Laminati. alpesinox.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.