I find the baby blue hue of this countertop storage unit too much at odds with its utilitarian nature, but that's just me; anyway, it's fine for the Easter season. A traditional kitchen accessory dating from the early 20th century—you can see a built-in variation of the piece, circa 1926, here—its metal bins acted as much as scoops as drawers, which came in handy in the days of the general store, when buying in bulk was the norm. ellaskitchencompany.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.