Place of Peace

In a few hours I shall see the always-illuminated streets of the great disconnect that is Las Vegas, a city that I do not pretend to understand. Tomorrow begins KBIS, the North American kitchen/bath industry show, with its particular brand of celebratory commerce. In preparation, I'm seeking solace in this serene kitchen by Belgian architect Anne Derasse. The room's most interesting feature: its 'shelves' are actually serving trays, resting on rods that cantilever from the wall. A graceful, responsive idea.