As you may deduce from the above shot, I am no photographer. But I do have an appreciative eye for details, and this shallow 'bowl' carved into the counter of Mick De Giulio's #KOTY project for House Beautiful magazine is a sweet one. I asked him about its genesis; he told me that some time ago, working on a commission in Maui, a length of lychee wood that had been destined for a work surface was damaged in handling. Rather than scrap the slab, Mick tweaked the design to overwrite the flaw—and a signature detail was born. degiuliokitchens.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.