January is Art Month!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Function first is the usual rule in kitchens, especially in small apartment kitchens. But there’s always some room for beauty. This month The Kitchen is joining in with the rest of the Apartment Therapy sites to celebrate Art Month.

We’re planning to introduce you to kitchen tool designers, suggest some ways to incorporate art in your kitchen (after all, what do you do with the space above the fridge?), interview an artist inspired by food, and look at how some ever-so-arty ‘zines cover food. We hope you’ll send us some pictures to show us the art on your kitchen walls too.

Of course, cooking itself is an art form. I would arge that it is one of the only arts that engages sight, taste, smell, touch, and sometimes hearing (crunch!) too. Happy New Year and Happy Art Month!

(image: La Cuisinièr by Édouard Vuillard, MoMA)