In kitchens that are pressed for space, the Ranger stool could help ease the squeeze—or at least lessen the clutter. Constructed of white oak and powder-coated steel, the under-seat shelf could hold the daily paper or a favorite cookbook, and the hook can hold a handbag or shopping tote. It's available in three heights in green or cream, with custom colors a possibility. scoutregalia.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.