A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
21 June 2012
Just one day into summer, and the mercury is already flirting with 100º. To avert my mind from a meltdown, I'm fixating on this clever picnic-table chiller, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects for the Medlock Ames winery in northern California. Not only would it deliver a refreshingly cool beverage, but I imagine the icy condensation dripping from the metal trough would feel mighty good on one's toes. nbwla.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.