Here's a detail I noticed in a recent House Tour at our sister design site, Apartment Therapy: Cynthia uses a glass cylinder vase to hold her kitchen utensils, in lieu of a crock or jug. Would you do this? Here's what I like about the setup.
I've been debating over the idea of taking some of my utensils out of drawers in the kitchen and putting them in a container by the stove for faster access while cooking. But I have a pretty modern, sleek-lined kitchen (you can see photos of my kitchen renovation here) and I don't want to clutter the countertops with a traditional crock or pitcher.
This glass cylinder caught my eye, because of the functionality — you can immediately see which tool you're grabbing! — and for the looks. It's just sleek and clean. It does look rather tall; I wonder if it's hard to get things out, although the height does keep all the tools corralled well.
→ See the full tour: House Tour: Cynthia's Sunny Accents at Apartment Therapy
I can predict with some accuracy what you guys will say about this (I'm such a soothsayer when it comes to Kitchn comments!). It's not practical, and it will show grease immediately. I agree with this, but I'm still tempted. After all, I'd rather clean things as they get dirty, rather than just hiding dirt, don't you agree?