Making Change

One of the reasons why winter is so depressing is its monotony. Days on end of overcast skies, afternoon snowfall, and subfreezing temperatures collude to numb the senses. In an effort to snap out of this funk, I present the Neo Salon kitchen, which was introduced last month at Passagen during the LivingKitchen show in Cologne. Jittery with pattern and reflection [yes, that's a mirror-covered island], the design by Mike Meiré is just the thing to rouse me out of my seasonal somnambulism. Sculptural niches, display pedestals, and other elements not commonly found in the kitchen signal a new way of thinking about the room and its role in our homes and lives. Stay tuned.