Things kept on top of the refrigerator stress me out, so I assume other people might feel the same about the top of the cupboards. And this being earthquake-prone San Francisco, it might really stress someone out. But I love it like this. I love how reaching up to grab polenta or lentils becomes part of the choreography of cooking in a tiny kitchen. And yes, I can reach them, on my toes, and it's always fun to be on your toes!
What do you all think? Should I wear a helmet when I cook? Would a plainer look be more pleasing, or just boring? Do you put the way-up-high spots to use in your home?
I should mention that these jars are rather empty because I'm doing a Cook Through The Pantry Challenge over at The Kitchn: I'm only buying produce until I've made my way through my stash of dry goods!
(Image: Tess Wilson)