A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
18 July 2012
Fruits of Labor
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
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.