A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
12 June 2012
I'm impressed with the organizational system underlying the new b3 kitchen; it's simultaneously logical and lovely. Orienting the compartments lengthwise eliminates the dreaded migration of smaller items to the back of the drawer. Small, weighty metal wedges [manufacturer bulthaup calls them 'prisms'] can be placed—and replaced—along the angled troughs to create open storage spaces; lidded containers are also available, as are faceted glass jars. It's a far more flexible approach than the typical rectangular bin design. bulthaup.com
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. 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.