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
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.