As we face yet another snowfall tomorrow [which happens to be the first day of spring], this photo assumes a kind of graphic poignancy. An island of green surrounded by a sea of white—you get the idea. The streamlined gas burner is glass, topped with a grate of chromed steel. The color-coordinated control knob is a nice touch. whirlpool.co.uk
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.