In the Summertime

In a welcome break from the silver and black that sternly define most barbecues, this white Corian design lightens up the outdoor kitchen. Modular and minimal, it's available with a customizable  range of cooking appliances, including a wok ring, teppan yaki griddle, gas burners, and of course, a grill.

Speaking of grilling: The past week I've been on jury duty. A roster of impassive expert witnesses, dutifully sparring attorneys, and a plaintiff and defendant who appear composed and a little sad have been my company. The process has been surprisingly draining for me, and I'm looking forward to a return to my relatively simple life ASAP.