Where to Buy Chic, Affordable Kitchen Art OnlineKitchen
Because jazzing up your kitchen shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
May 31, 2023
Look! Food Flags For The Sydney International Food FestivalPeople
The advertising agency WHYBIN hired for the Sydney International Food Festival is so clever – they’ve come up with a really neat concept to promote the festival by creating food flags for the various countries represented. Each food flag contains a food that is generally identified with that country, and as a bonus, the color of the food corresponds with the color of the flag!
May 11, 2022
The 3 Biggest Gallery Wall Mistakes You’re Probably Making — And How to Fix Them
Tips from The Kitchn
Not happy with your gallery wall? Here's where things went wrong.
Mar 30, 2022
These Limited-Edition Dinner Plates Are Super Cute (and Help to Support a Good Cause)
One-hundred percent of the profits go to funding new treatments for pediatric cancer.
Aug 30, 2021
Before & After: A No-Reno Project Gives This 1920s Dining Room Lots of Personality
Before & After
The before was nice, but the after is absolutely stunning.
May 22, 2021
Lucky Peach Turns Hot Dogs into Disney PrincessesPeople
You might have been told never to play with your food as a kid, but now that you’re an adult, you can fully ignore that rule. Just look at this art project from Lucky Peach, where they turned four hot dogs into Disney princesses — Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, and Pocahontas. We’re guessing you won’t need step-by-step instructions, but just in case you do, Lucky Peach has ’em. We have to say, the cheese dress with mustard embellishments for Belle might be our favorite.
Sep 30, 2020
Favorite Kitchen Art: Large Affordable Food Posters from Debbie CarlosKitchen
I love the look of oversized art, particularly in the kitchen or dining room, but they’re too often cost-prohibitive. That’s why I was so happy to come across these posters from Chicago artist Debbie Carlos. They’re really big, and the black-and-white versions come in under $50! If the name Debbie Carlos sounds familiar, you may be recalling her from this House Tour on Apartment Therapy. (We also featured her kitchen here.
Jul 16, 2020
5 Tips for Bringing Art into Your KitchenKitchen
I think we can all agree that the kitchen is where life happens. It’s here that we have the important conversations; here that we laugh and cry and laugh so hard, we cry. This is where, when your soufflé collapses, maybe you do too, leaning on a friend (or loving pet) as you give in to the disappointment of failed confections and failed relationships. So it’s strange — isn’t it?
Dec 17, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 2-Second Trick for Seeing Your Home in a New Light
Tips from The Kitchn
Try it in your kitchen or dining room!
Dec 9, 2019
Can You Look at These Kitchen Items Without Dying Inside?People
Back in 2011, Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani started working on her Uncomfortable series, which entailed reimagining everyday items into “uncomfortable” versions of their useful selves. Many of these everyday goods pertain to the kitchen: a double-cupped champagne glass, interlinked coffee mugs, a thick cutlery set, hourglass salt and pepper shakers, and even a slipper spoon. “I started this project for fun, so my purpose is to make people laugh and feel amused!
Jun 9, 2019
12 Clever (and Unusual) Ways to Enjoy Art in the KitchenKitchen
Do you have art in the kitchen? A photograph? A print? A little splash of color? We think that art absolutely belongs in the kitchen, but you don’t have to stick with traditional forms. Why not frame recipe cards, or hang kitchen hardware, or even find the beauty in tomato can labels? Here are 12 ways to enjoy art in the kitchen, including those, and more!
Jun 8, 2019
Why I Hung a Framed Picture Over My StoveKitchen
Mirrors and artwork in the kitchen — especially in splash-prone areas like over the stove and sink — have inspired some heated comments in the past! But I have no backsplash (or vent hood, for that matter) above my stove, and this past fall I made the decision to hang a framed piece of art there. I don’t regret it one bit; in fact, I’m loving it. Here’s why!I do not have a proper backsplash anywhere in my small rental kitchen.
Jun 8, 2019
How to Take a Good Picture of PiePeople
Best Pie Bakeoff Because so many people now cook with a camera around their necks (and eat with one in their laps) we encourage readers to send in photos with their questions and require them to do so for contests. Many are wonderful, but some could use help. Whether or not you plan to participate in the Bakeoff, I thought a little Pie Photography 101 might be useful.By the way, I learned most of these tips from my mother, who is a food stylist and did the styling for my book. Thanks, Mom.
Jun 8, 2019
Art of the Menu: The Underrated Creativity of Menus From Around the WorldPeople
Restaurant menu design might not be a frequent topic of conversation among home cooks, but food lovers (and what home cook isn’t a food lover?), design buffs, and those who love to cook for a crowd have much to glean from the creative menu’s play on type, color, and presentational style.
Jun 5, 2019
Big Appetites: An Interview With Christopher BoffoliPeople
Since our conversation with him two years ago, Christopher Boffoli has been busy photographing a whole universe of tiny people interacting with giant food in surprising, funny and illuminating ways. And with the release of his new book, Big Appetites, you can finally have a your own collection of his photographs to pore over and share with your friends.
May 30, 2019
This Is Why 45,000 Pounds of Sugar Were Dumped in Times SquarePeople
An art installation in New York City’s Times Square is making a statement about the sugar consumption of American children. It’s conceptualized and executed by KIND Snacks, and reportedly went up Tuesday morning before 5 a.m. The one-day installation showed sugar boxes piled on top of one another to reflect how much sugar children in the U.S. ingest every five minutes. In case the visual cue isn’t enough to guess, it’s 45,485 pounds.
May 30, 2019
11 Quirky Art Prints for Your KitchenKitchen
There’s no denying it: the kitchen is the best room in the house. Displaying art in the kitchen doesn’t have to stop at just the fridge. From punny posters to colorful designs, here are some of our favorite quirky Etsy finds. What’s your favorite kitchen art print? 2. Lick The Bowl Print from EatSayLove – $16 3. Cheese Print from Old English Co – $25 4. A Morning Without Coffee from handz – $21 5.
May 30, 2019
5 Things I Brought Back from Mexico CityTools
A couple of years ago, I was in dire need of a vacation and impulsively booked a trip to Mexico City. I spent a leisurely 10 days stalking its streets, barreling through its subway tunnels, and eating as many types of its ridiculously fresh, impeccably prepared street foods as my stomach could handle. With so many days spent in just one place, I felt I was truly able to get to know the city, its flavors, and its people, including one in particular.
May 24, 2019
New Print From Pop Chart Lab: Famous Cocktails of Fictional CharactersPeople
The Dude’s White Russian. Alex’s Moloko Plus. Jay Gatsby’s Gin Rickey. If you have a soft spot in your heart for the signature cocktails of your favorite characters in film and literature, this new infographic from Pop Chart Lab is for you.The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature illustrates 49 drinks famously imbibed by beloved fictional characters of film and literature, all contained in a clever chart that could also serve as a handy cocktail recipe guide.
May 24, 2019
Legos for Food-Lovers: Village Bakery & Green GrocerPeople
A departure from our regular food programming for one moment to indulge our childhood adoration of LEGOs. LEGO is reaching out to grown-up food-lovers right now with some seriously fun food-related sets. How about your own holiday bakery? Or a French-style city block complete with green grocer? Oh the fun we could have!This Winter Village Bakery is so fun. Cupcakes in the window, and a chef complete with toque. So much fun for an aspiring young baker.• Winter Village Bakery, $54.
May 2, 2019
The Compendious Coffee Chart: The Newest Wall Chart from Pop Chart Lab!Kitchen
It was only a matter of time. Pop Chart Lab, maker of cool posters charting everything from culinary tools to cocktails, now has a new poster devoted to coffee. It details all the varied ways one can enjoy that morning brew, “from Chemex contraptions to French presses to the simple automatic drip.”Each poster measures 24″ x 18″ and is signed and numbered by the artists, from an edition of 1000. Buy It!
May 2, 2019
Another Gem from Pop Chart Labs: The Cartography of KitchenwareKitchen
First there was the Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools, which meant it was only a matter of time before Pop Chart Labs divvied up all the kitchenware tools, machines, and helpers into one awesomely exhaustive chart.Hailed as “the world’s most thorough mapping of kitchenware” (which we totally believe), the Cartography of Kitchenware includes “over 200 tools, machines, and manipulators, from mandolines to microwaves and ramekins to ravioli pins.
May 2, 2019
Ever Wonder What Wine Goes Best With What Food? This Chart Tells YouKitchen
We’ve been on a bit of a chart kick this week. What’s not to love? Anytime we can look to a handy infographic to tell us what we’d otherwise spend a few minutes googling is to us a far better use of time, no? This wine chart is one such infographic. It’s not the be-all-end-all of wine and food pairings (and serious aficionados will want to nitpick, and that’s fine) but it is a good starting point.
May 2, 2019
The Seasonal Color Wheel: A Guide to Natural Dyes Made From Seasonal FoodsKitchen
We’re all about sourcing, prepping, cooking and eating good food here at The Kitchn, yet there’s one area we seldom think about: using food plants as dye. But now that I have the beautiful poster pictured above hanging in my kitchen, I’m inspired to take another look at my food scraps and consider what color they might produce on a t-shirt, or a napkin. Take avocado pits, for instance.
May 2, 2019
Art for the Beer Geek: Abstract Prints Teach Beer Drinkers About Hop VarietiesKitchen
I have to admit, when I first saw these posters I didn’t understand them because I’m not a big beer drinker. However my husband, who both enjoys buying and brewing his own craft beer, recognized the names of all these hops and declared the posters “very cool” indeed. So, there you have it. Educational art for (lovable) beer geeks!
May 2, 2019
5 Things to Know About Latte Art (Yes, There’s Latte Art in 3D!)Skills
If you’re a lover of coffee drinks with milk, then it’s safe to assume that at some point you’ve been handed a cup, looked at the formation made by the combination of coffee and milk and thought to yourself, “how did they do that?” Here are a few facts about latte art that just might make you respect that cup even more. Recently I had my own chance to try my hand at doing latte art. Let’s put it this way: it’s not at all easy.
May 1, 2019
9 Coffee Prints for Lovers of (Almost) Every Kind of Brewing MethodSkills
The only thing better than a kitchen with freshly brewed coffee is a kitchen with a coffee print, and no matter what your brew preference is, there’s probably a poster for you. Here are nine creative prints that will brighten up any kitchen and remind anyone that visits how much you love your favorite drink. Life Begins After Coffee, $15.
May 1, 2019
10 Famous Quotes About Food and Cooking to Hang in Your KitchenPeople
A pithy saying never goes out of style, and the minds behind these quotes knew it. From Julia Child’s endlessly quotable ode to the best kind of people (those who love to eat, obviously) to W.C. Fields’ witty comeback about cooking with wine, these 10 framed quotes will add a little spark to your kitchen.
May 1, 2019
MoMA’s Design Memorabilia Collection Is a Lively, Colorful Tribute to Italian DesignTools
The World’s Fair is in Milan this year, and the theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” To mark the occasion, the MoMA Design Store launched a collection of playful products for the table in collaboration with a group of iconic and well-known Italian designers. Here are some of my favorite products from the collection — all are either new or created for the first time from designers’ archival drawings.
May 1, 2019
10 Mother’s Day Cards for Moms Who Appreciate a Good Food JokeTools
A mom has many responsibilities, large and small, and invariably they involve food. Whether your mom is a food-lover with a sophisticated edge, or the most comforting of home cooks, or simply the one who taught you to bake the cookies you’re now known for, she deserves a great card, and I have 10 good ones here — all with a foodie flair. That first one up there? Yeah, definitely my favorite. That old threat? Yes, yes you do. A good pun will take you far.
May 1, 2019
A Treat for Your Kitchen to Celebrate the End of The Kitchn CureTools
Today is the last day of our 2015 Kitchn Cure — a 20-day process to creating a cleaner, more organized, and happier kitchen. Did you follow along with the Cure? Is your fridge freshly clean, your countertops sparkly? If so, reward yourself with this very apropos print — your kitchen is ready for dancing! Part of what I love about the Cure is that it can restore an affection for your kitchen.
May 1, 2019
The Easiest Way to Add Art to Your KitchenKitchen
It’s true — finding art for your kitchen isn’t always the easiest task. There’s a lot going on in the space already (think: appliances, cabinetry, windows, and backsplashes), so picking paintings, photos, or prints that add interest but don’t overwhelm the space can be somewhat of … an art (see what we did there?). Enter: Artfully Walls.
May 1, 2019
15 Online Sources for Inexpensive Art for Your Kitchen and Dining RoomKitchen
I wish I had the kind of disposable income that allowed me to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the work that I love right off the walls, but let’s be real — that’s just not gonna happen anytime soon. So instead I will rely on the next best (read: affordable) thing: the internet. Buying art online has really improved in recent years.
May 1, 2019
The Etsy Shopping Trick That Has Saved Me Hundreds of DollarsTools
Let’s pretend you’re a baker and you’re making a cake. You whip up some batter, stick some pans in the oven with said batter, and, when the timer dings, you’ve got yourself a cake. But wait, you’re not done yet, of course. What’s a cake without frosting and decoration, right? Well, it’s boring, unfortunately, and who wants to eat that? The same can be said for a room with no art.
May 1, 2019
This Self-Taught Teen Makes Latte Art That’s Way Too Cute to DrinkPeople
You might think a cute heart or a pretty fern in the foam of a latte is a sign of elite barista skills, but then you probably haven’t seen Daphne Tans’ 3-D latte creations. The 17-year-old is taking latte art to new heights with adorable foam sculptures that are technically astonishing and way too cute to drink.
Oct 17, 2017
Words of Joy: On Ice Cream and CardioPeople
We’re not the best at math (unless it’s figuring out how many cups of chocolate chips need to go into a batter: all of them!), but this is one mathematical diagram we not only understand, but also 100 percent agree with. It’s basically more true than the idea that 1 + 1 = 2. You can print it out (for free!) and hang it up in your kitchen, office, or even your home gym (if you have one of those … ). We knew Venn diagrams must be good for something!
Jun 7, 2017
The Message I Wish Every Cook Would Hang in Her KitchenKitchen
What do you look at in your kitchen every day? Are you lucky enough to have a window to the outdoors? Do you paper your refrigerator with cheerful photographic reminders of parties and good times? Do you have a favorite piece of art? If you’re looking for something to fix your focus upon in the kitchen, artistically speaking, here’s one message I wish you would consider. Take a look. It speaks for itself.
May 9, 2017
5 Kitchen Safety Posters That Make Us LaughKitchen
In some cities (including New York City), restaurants are required by law to display step-by-step instructions on how to save someone from choking. The local governments and health departments often supply free prints, which restaurant owners can order and hang. (Here’s one for NYC.) There is no law, however, that states the posters can’t be fun and a bit more creative.
Apr 26, 2017
This Is the Ultimate Kitchen Art for Chocolate-LoversKitchen
Hey, you! Yes, you with the sticky fingers and the smudgy marks on your face. If you like to put chocolate (milk! White! Dark! Whatever!) in your mouth, this print is for you. Unlike a lot of the other chocolate-themed art out there, this one isn’t cheesy. This one is like a fine candy bar — totally smooth and not too in-your-face, but also bold and slightly daring. It’s sweet without being too sweet. It’s just the right amount of complicated.
Feb 17, 2017
What If Brand Names Were Replaced with Calorie Counts?People
When I tuck into a bag of my favorite potato chips (Meijer’s Kettle-Cooked Jalapeño Chips for life!), I don’t do so with false hope. I know they aren’t good for me, but I’ll be damned if they aren’t the most satisfying snack mankind has ever known. When a craving hits that I just can’t resist, I tend to just pretend the nutrition label isn’t there. But what if that wasn’t an option?
Jun 10, 2016
An Adult Coloring Page for ThanksgivingPeople
When I was a kid I didn’t look forward to the turkey, mashed potatoes, or even pumpkin pie. What I wanted to do more than anything else on Thanksgiving was color the giant full-page turkey for the “Oh, You Turkey” contest in the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, you can only enter the contest if you’re under the age of 12.
Nov 24, 2015
An Unexpected (and Easy) Refrigerator MakeoverKitchen
I have never been very fond of my refrigerator, a white monstrosity that is really too big for my small rental kitchen and sits at an angle due to a slope in the floor. But something happened this week that changed everything. The Monstrosity, pre-makeover I came home the other day to discover that my partner Gregory had hung a large photo of oyster mushrooms on the side of the refrigerator.
May 7, 2014
Kitchen Art: A Chat with Artist Ankita Kerjariwal from Textured INK StudioPeople
Designer Ankita Kerjariwal opened her Etsy shop in 2011 with her fun collection of beautiful graphic prints for the kitchen. Many of her offerings are personalized or available in custom colors and would make a great wedding or housewarming gift. Ankita was very kind and agreed to answer a few questions for The Kitchn about her artwork, her home, and what she loves to cook. AK: “My favorite design is the colorful set with bold colors and the simple kitchen silhouettes.
Mar 19, 2014
I Have a Couple Weddings Coming Up & I Think I Need This Red Cabbage DressPeople
I know it’s probably not a good idea to upstage the bride, but part of me thinks there could be no better way to dress for a spring wedding than in a gown made to look like a giant head of red cabbage. I’m only half joking. There is so much beauty in the shapes and colors of vegetables, which artist Alyssa McNamara captures especially well in this cabbage dress, part of a line called ROOTED that she created several years ago.
Jan 31, 2014
7 of My Favorite Art Prints for the KitchenKitchen
Home is where the art is. If you’re hoping to infuse your kitchen with just a touch more personality this year, try carving out some room for a framed print. Find your style (contemporary or classic) and function (inspiration or utility) with some of my favorite prints. Try placing the chalkboard print in front of the glass on a flat-colored frame to give off the look of a hand-written chalk. Or add some interest by hanging three similar prints in different color variations side by side.
Jan 24, 2014
250 Pasta Shapes You Should Know: Pop Chart Lab’s Plethora of Pasta PermutationsSkills
Last week, while out for dinner at a little Italian restaurant in New York’s East Village, our table of eight gazed at the last item on the chalkboard menu with a collective blank stare: “Cencioni Bolognese.” Nobody, myself included, had ever heard of this pasta shape. Described by the server as, “larger than orecchiette, almost like a potato chip,” my curiosity was piqued. The result was surprisingly delicious.
Oct 14, 2013
Paintings of Food: Inspiration from Wayne ThiebaudPeople
A lot of us view food as art — especially the food bloggers amongst us. We appreciate the blackened outline of a meringue and the sheen of chocolate ganache dripping down the sides of a cake. Today though, I’m appreciating art that has food as its subject. Today, I’m looking through the works of Wayne Thiebaud.
Jul 30, 2013
Eat the Rainbow! This Poster Shows You the Vitamins in Your Fruits & VegetablesPeople
Eat your greens… and your reds, and your yellows, and your violets. That’s the message of this bold and informative poster. Want a reminder of just which nutrients are in your fruits and vegetables? Hang this on your kitchen wall. This infographic and poster was designed by Russell van Kraayenburg of Chasing Delicious. (Remember his great seasonal produce calendar?
Apr 25, 2013
A Home Cook’s Practical Family Heirloom: An Embroidered Seasoning ChartKitchen
We received a note from a reader named Peggy, who sent us these photos of the loveliest family heirloom: A hand-embroidered seasoning chart. Want to hear her story about this beautiful heirloom?  The art of seasoning is easy to master if you’ve got a good guide. In my family, ours was a seasoning chart, embroidered by my mother and hung at eye-level in our kitchen for easy reference.
Apr 11, 2013
Look! Apple and Pear Prints by Enzo MariSkills
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:What do you think of these prints? Would you hang them in your kitchen?For fans of the look but not the price, check out this post for alternative suggestions! Buy It!
Aug 23, 2012
United States of America Made Out of Cast Iron SkilletsTools
Have you ever wanted a cast iron skillet shaped just like your home state? What? You didn’t know that was a possibility? Indeed it is, thanks to Alisa Toninato, an artist in Madison, Wisconsin. She has created the entire contiguous United States out of cast iron skillets!These gorgeous skillets are fully functional works of art — pans you can really cook in, but also pieces you can hang on the wall.
Mar 6, 2012
Look! Enormous Painting in the KitchenKitchen
Take a look at this galley kitchen. Looks pretty ordinary, right? It has nice light, and a bold wash of color… and then, turn your head. That’s an enormous, gilt-framed painting on the wall, smack dab in the middle of this otherwise modest kitchen. Wow! What a statement! What do you think of this?That is a serious statement in this kitchen, and I kind of like it.
Feb 3, 2012
Intimate Portraits of People Eating at Home: The Dinner in NY Project by Miho AikawaKitchen
Last week a New York-based photographer, Miho Aikawa, emailed me with a project that she wanted to share with our readers at The Kitchn: a photographic series exploring the way real people eat, and what their mealtime environments look like.
Feb 1, 2012
Tiny Food Worlds: An Interview with Christopher BoffoliKitchen
Tiny toy figures are hard at work in a world of giant food in Chris Boffoli’s photography series Disparity. Humorous and occasionally dark, the scenes depict food in a way that is both beautiful and a little monstrous. The Seattle-based photographer, food writer and avid cook spoke with us about his creative process, the ingredients he works with, and his thoughts on Americans’ relationship with food.What inspired you to use food as the backdrop in this series?
Nov 23, 2011
Pots & Planets: Photos of Well-Used Frying PansPeople
We recently praised battered baking sheets for their utility and history in the kitchen, but photographer Christopher Jonassen takes it one step further, exploring the physical beauty to be found in the dings, scratches and scrapes of well-used frying pans.
Jul 13, 2011
Looking for Decorative Refrigerator Magnets or DecalsKitchen
Q: In an attempt to declutter the kitchen I have removed the various photos and notes that accumulate on the refrigerator over time. Our fridge is black and the solid dark surface seems a little much, but I don’t want to go back to the clutter.Does anyone know of a company that sells large decorative magnets? Not necessarily something that will cover the entire surface — I’m thinking some sort of large swirl or flower design? A refrigerator accessory, if you will.
Jan 12, 2011
Look! Artful Chopstick CollectionPeople
After living in Asia for about 6 months, we gathered quite a vibrant chopstick collection. When we got home to Portland, I wasn’t sure what to do with our loot — luckily, I have a creative husband.The chopstick collection is mounted above our bar counter using small eye hooks. These 1/4″ screws can be found at most local hardware stores. My husband simply screwed the hooks into the wall in an organic, flowing line.
Sep 24, 2010
Print and Hang! Menus from the New York Public LibraryPeople
The New York Public Library has a breathtakingly vast digital archive. You can browse botanicals, photographs, historic apartment floorplans, and (our favorite) old menus. It’s addictive! And here’s the best part: You can order prints, framed or unframed, or print them out yourself for free. We can so see a row of these whimsical menus in a kitchen.Most of the menus are from hotels and cruise lines and date back to the early-to-mid 1900s.
Mar 19, 2010
Word of Mouth: TournéeSkills
Tournée (tour-nay): Literally, French for “turned.” In culinary terms, this describes a specific method for preparing and presenting vegetables by cutting them into uniform oblong shapes.If you really want to get fancy this Thanksgiving, you can have a go at “turning” all your vegetables! Just make sure you have a lot of extra time to spare before you start…Starchy vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and parsnips are good candidates for turning.
Nov 24, 2008