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
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.