As the bleak winter stretches on, I think a visual respite from its dull emptiness is vitally in order, so this week's posts will focus on pattern and color. The slightly psychedelic backsplash in this kitchen is a panel of Josef Frank's 'Brasil' linen; you can find it, and many other of his textile designs, at Just Scandinavian.
[From the Who Knew? Department: Today, according to the BBC, is Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year.] incorporatedny.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.