A cool day and a chilly night on tap comprise a harbinger of the slow passing of summer. This elemental kitchen, by Finnish designer Jaani Vaahtera, speaks to me of leafless trees powdered with frost. But I'm getting ahead of things, here, aren't I? We've got a few more weeks of barbecue-friendly weather ahead, and I intend to savor this time, shorter days and all. iskukeittiot.fi
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.