Kitchen art has gone literal. In our daily kitchen inspiration blog scroll, we've seen a lot of kitchens showcasing big letters on walls or above cabinets. This trend has also popped up in tours, most recently in our Small Cool Kitchens contest and in this House Tour. The most common spelling is EAT (go figure), but other food descriptors show up every so often. (Bakery and Yummy, for example). See for yourself in the slideshow above!
It's almost Friday, so how about something sweet and fun? This mini paper cutout oven by Lucy Engelman is modeled after the one in her family's kitchen. She keeps it on her studio desk to remind her of all the "happy, delicious moments" she's had with family in the past, and the ones to come when she heads into the kitchen to cook after a day's work.
After you've scanned and printed those old recipe cards into versions more suitable for everyday use, here's one way you can preserve the original: frame it! I love this collection of framed recipe cards. What a lovely grouping they make hanging all together on a kitchen wall!
Every now and then, a truly smile-worthy idea comes to our attention that blends food, culture, art, and innovation. This happened last week when we came across art student and designer Kelly Pratt's project Stately Sandwiches.
It's Fruit Week at The Kitchn, and we're diving into a whole five days of gorgeous fruit. When you're eating fruit you want to make sure it's at its peak. When should you buy strawberries? Persimmons? Blueberries? Take a look at this beautiful, stylish calendar from Chasing Delicious; it'll help you see at a glance.
Last year we wrote about Wendy MacNaughton's illustrated farmer's market series, inspired by her visits to the San Francisco Civic Center Farmers' Market. Now two illustrations from that series—the mushrooms and vegetables—are available for purchase. Wouldn't they be perfect hanging in the kitchen?
A classic cocktail book and a house cocktail journal are great items to have around to keep tabs on your favorite cocktail recipes and tutorials. But an even easier option? Hanging one of these posters for quick measurement and ingredient rundowns. Bonus: they look pretty snazzy, too.
Do you remember this poster from last year? We're fans of all of Pop Chart Lab's inventive and exhaustive infographics, and their newest poster—which breaks down 68 classic cocktails into their constituent parts—doesn't disappoint.
Love Hipstamatic for the iPhone? Like taking food photos? Then you should check out the the Loftus Foodie Lens and Film Pak inspired by London-based food photo artist David Loftus. It was released in December and it is "crafted to produce luscious food shots with incredible clarity in the center and blurring of the edges."
Whether it's one enormous painting, a grouping of smaller similarly styled drawings, or an eclectic assemblage of paintings taking up a whole wall, artwork in the kitchen really makes a difference. We've been particularly drawn to artwork groupings lately, as seen in these inspiring examples.