Freezing rain has been falling nonstop for the better [a questionable choice of words, there] part of the day; time seems to have frozen, too, as it is wont to do on such gloomy afternoons. It's got me craving brighter and warmer places. Failing a trip to the tropics, I'll make do with this light-filled kitchen. Its carved, wooden-screen cabinets make me think of a Balinese retreat. labodesignstudio.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.