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.
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.
Are you tired of your companion flitting off to various distractions during dinner? Appeal to their considerate side with the Courtesy Table, designed by Dutch designer Marleen Jansen. Can you guess how it works?
We'd gotten a little casual about where we ate, with most meals at the butcher block island, its wood top sometimes kale or beet stained from dinner prep, and usually still damp from a quick wipe-down. I was craving some formality. Not the kind that dictates which side of the plate the fork goes — I admit I still get turned around on that one — but the kind of formality that comes from giving something its own special place. The way a dancer has the stage, a photograph has a frame, or a tree has its earth. The formality I craved was to give the food bound for our bellies its own place of honor.
We love a crisp, cool stone tabletop, especially in the heat of summer. The material seems able to cool a space during the hottest months (which are fast approaching!) but it's oh-so-expensive. Here's an alternative: concrete!
While we're getting back to basics this month here at The Kitchn, we wanted to take a look at maintaining wood dining tables. It's probably the most common material amongst dining tables, and it can take a hefty chunk of change to buy a nice wooden table. So it goes without saying that we'd all like our tables to look good and serve their functions for a long time to come. Let's take a look at the basics:
If you're entertaining a crowd this season, you very well may run into the need for extra table space, especially if you live in a small apartment. Before pulling out the old brown card table, though, take a look at these alternatives:
We recently featured a question from a reader looking for floating shelves for the kitchen, and then we stumbled across this handsome pair from Viva Terra. These don't hold a lot of weight, but they are adequate for a few pretty bowls, pictures, and kitchen accessories.
Bar stools can be handy for the small kitchen, making a dining surface of the countertop in a cinch. But what if you want to stow away more than one or two and get them out when you have company? Stackable is the way to go.
You may sit in a task chair all day at work, but do you know what? Some of them can actually make great home dining chairs, too! They're designed to be ergonomic enough to keep you comfy all day and durable enough to hold up in commercial environments. Take a look at this example: