I've noticed that there are two reasons why some kitchen gadgets need explanation. One reason is that they are use-specific for things I don't do or find unnecessary; the second reason is that their designs are so fresh it's hard to see through to their utilitarian nature at first glance. Here are ten such gadgets. Utilitarian yet unique, can you guess what they are? And, yes, some you might… Continue Reading
Since graduating from college, I've slowly been developing good knife technique in the kitchen. I've learned that big, sharp knifes are actually safer, have been practicing efficient and consistent ways to prep all sorts of fresh veggies, aromatics like onions and garlic, and even a bit of DIY butchering.
And, ever since I got good enough to make it look like I sorta know what I'm doing, I've been saying, "Man, I should write up a… Continue Reading
Life's all about the details, and a little pop of color turns ordinary serving pieces and silverware into something pretty special, does it not?
Christy got creative and recreated these awesome Superior Servers from Ladies and Gentlemen on her own and on the… Continue Reading
Like many people living in the 'burbs, our kitchen counters boast that favorite of builder-grade materials: laminate. We desperately want to replace them with something more in line with our style (and budget) and have tossed around the idea of DIY concrete counters or going the IKEA butcher block route. But then I saw this: countertops made from… Continue Reading
Just how drastic can a kitchen makeover be? We found one that's sure to top your transformation expectations.
Through our sifting of tons of before and after images, we came across Eden Lang's kitchen makeover, thanks to Raenovate. And boy, are they share-worthy. How does one go from dark, dingy brown to sleek, modern white? Well, take a… Continue Reading
"If you live in an apartment, or tend to let surplus vegetables die in the crisper drawer, you may think that the do-it-yourself food movement does not apply to you. Not so. Making some of your own staples — and a few luxuries, like chocolate-hazelnut paste or better-than-balsamic maple vinegar — is possible, and enormously gratifying."… Continue Reading
One of my favorite pieces of art in our home is a set of giant silverware pieces hanging on our dining room wall. You can say I'm a sucker for large-scale forks, so it is no surprise that I got all giddy when I came across this set of silverware silhouettes.… Continue Reading
Some inventive fellow named Tim Thaler came up with the design for a mechanized kitchen island. Want a space to prepare your food? Kitchen island comes up. Want more square footage on your floor? Kitchen island goes down. And how does he operate the switch? With the click of a button on his iPhone. Yes, apparently there's an app for… Continue Reading
There seems to be two camps when it comes to kitchen soffits. Those who don't mind them (me) and those who hate them (also me). It all depends how they 'work' in the space. These soffits, like 'em or hate 'em, have been dealt with in interesting ways that might make living with one more palatable. Or not. How's that for equivocation?
Bead board was applied… Continue Reading
As usual, Curbly's Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here's a quick roundup in case you missed it:
This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.
Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I've ever seen. Ok, definitely.