With the dog days of summer officially upon us in North America, I thought I'd change things up this week in an effort to avoid—or possibly engage?—the hysteria that allegedly characterizes the time. First up: Photographer Erik Klein Wolterink goes behind closed cupboard doors and documents their contents in situ in an exploration of kitchen culture. Anthropologists, neatniks, and snoops can see more in the book, Kitchen Portraits, which is available through Wolterink's website. erikkleinwolterink.nl
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.