I've seen a lot of tiny kitchens sporting equally tiny islands, and if you're set on having an island, it is possible. But how can you tell if an island will work in your kitchen? There's one important dimension you need to know.
I've become quite fond of these large fruit prints by Enzo Mari, first designed in 1963 for Danese Milano in Italy. Graphic and mod, I think they look playful and a little bit cheeky when hung in kitchens and dining rooms. See more photos below:
When I first discovered Industry West, I couldn't bookmark it fast enough. An affordable (!) source for colorful metal dining chairs and stools seemed too good to be true. But for fans of Tolix chairs and industrial machinist stools who can't swing the hefty price tags of those original and vintage versions, Industry West has you covered.
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!
When we profiled Wayfair on Apartment Therapy last week, we immediately recongnized them as a one stop shop for all things home. After digging deeper into their kitchen section, we've now realized they're chef'in amazing for cookware too.
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.
Lately I've been drawn to bright, shiny objects, particularly copper pendant lights. Copper is so gorgeous, and works well in everything from sinks to cookware and kitchen tools. But I think these smooth, shiny lights are my favorite use yet. They're a little bit 70's retro, a little bit futuristic, both warm and cool-looking. What's not to like?