Monday, March 29, 2010



Photo by Lisa Romerein.

34 comments:

east side bride said...

this makes me feel like I'm at the zoo. not sure that's a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Autopsy table, designed by Victoria Hagan.

Bloggers Abode said...

Not my thang. It's cool but not pretty. I like me some pretty.

maison21 said...

yes.

Beth said...

This room has no "soul".

Anonymous said...

I just love the idea of washing dishes in a cage under two giant bells. Kind of symbolic of a woman's status in the kitchen. Or something. The bells even look kinda like lady parts in a way. Hmmm...

Elizabeth said...

Why is the sink in a cage? Is it in trouble?

Otherwise, do love those stools.

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

PER.FECT. perfectly minimal, absolutely functional and cleverly minimal. Plus, such a beautiful image. Merci.

Meander said...

I feel as though someone is going to get handcuffed to this kitchen. . .risque' I know, but still - - -

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

LOVE. That ceiling is torturing me. I'm redoing ours in the kitchen:
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2010/03/before-progress-pictures-historic-house.html

Once I opened it up, I immediately wanted to leave it like that. It's not right for the space, but there's an extension to the kitchen of sorts with a vaulted ceiling and single lite french doors. I'm going to take down the beadboard that's there and strip the paint off of the brick wall. I plan on making it feel more like a semi-private prep area with large stainless steel countertops and butcher's block (versus granite and stones in the formal kitchen part)...

Kelly

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. It looks more like a laboratory.

home before dark said...

I quite like it. It's like Gosford Park in the new millenium. I love the stools. I like kitchens that look like work is being done in them and not so fond of pretty fantasies.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how anyone could actually cook in this kitchen.

Anonymous said...

"I like kitchens that look like work is being done in them"

So where is the plumbing for this sink?

Ivy Lane said...

Yes, but with different lighting...

Travel Gal said...

I like it, but not my kind of thing either. Would be great to happen upon this at a vacation home, but how would you keep it that clean and stark looking at your own house?

Holly said...

Not so much. It's entirely possible for a kitchen to function efficiently without looking like an exam room.

And there's always room for pretty fantasy. Even in the kitchen. Perhaps especially in the kitchen...:)

Anonymous said...

It's great, The high-end designer kitchen has got to change and this is a pretty good direction.

Lauren said...

Many years ago my father renovated an old veterinarian's office. I was with him the day they broke through the rotten basement door and found a blood-spattered 1920's autopsy table.

It looked exactly like this.

RobtW said...

A sprucer version of the chopping up room in "Hostel"; all it lacks is a giant with a chainmail apron, a cleaver, and a cart filled with cadavers.

Quatorze said...

On one hand I love it, the comment on it being 21st century Gosford Park is spot on; I see a new age troop of servants (probably robots) preparing a macrobiotic tea...

To steal a line from the Emperor Joseph in "Amadeus", "Is it modern?"

On the other hand, I get the vaguely uneasy feeling of its being a medieval mad scientist's lab which is about to loose something horrible on an innocent world...

I guess, on balance, that is a tribute to the designer and his/her ability to make you think about what you are seeing.

Quatorze said...

Having pondered, I now think it is very Axel Vervoordt in feeling; warm wood and naturals like plaster juxtaposed to colder surfaces like marble and chromed steel, all within an old structure, stripped down to essentials and celebrating, understatedly, the integrity of the individual materials

Jean said...

LOVE the autopsy table/VH comment....been watching too much Law and Order! Umm...not getting the plumbing thing..is that a functional sink or just like a Big Tykes kitchen?? Form over function ALWAYS!

Kwana said...

No. It's a wheel away and looks like it will squeak as it goes.

mary said...

No place to be even a little disorganized.

Up Mama's Wall said...

Scalpel. Stat.

priscilla said...

All that upright support to hang 3 pots?

Kerry said...

Creative, but I wouldn't do it in my home or a clients.

DC by Design said...

I'm a former design magazine editor, and if memory serves, this is actually a publicity photo for kitchen fixtures -- maybe Kohler? Can't remember, but I don't think it's a real kitchen.

Anonymous said...

One jelly stain and the whole effect is ruined.

shelley said...

nah--not my idea of good design

Lynn said...

I agree with the magazine editor that this looks very composed, not real. The space around the sink to place what you're washing/drying is unusable in the real world.

Anonymous said...

There are no pipes under the sink.

It's a placebo kitchen.

GDI said...

ewww, yuck