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. annederasse.be
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.