Story by Mark Welsh / Photography by Troy House and David Chow
Now even more than ever, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether we’re making a simple meal, plating takeout, or cooking with friends on video chat, the kitchen is where we nourish, nurture, and find comfort in food. These days the kitchen has never been busier - or more versatile – often working overtime as a home office, classroom, and digital hang out space. How can you turn it into an even more nurturing, comforting, and inspiring place? Add simple elements in warm, natural materials like leather, ceramic, recycled glass, and salvaged wood to the design menu. And don’t forget the air purifying plants.
These simple, vegetable tanned leather vases by Made Solid also make ideal containers for wooden spoons and kitchen implements like tongs and spatulas. They’re hand-crafted in LA using traditional saddle-making techniques.
2 CERAMIC PITCHERS PITCH IN
Inspired by the geometric forms of Bauhaus classics, these hand-thrown ceramic
pitchers do more thanhold hot or cold liquids. They also work as vases
to display flowers and botanicals, both dried and foraged.
3 TERRA COTTA PLANTERS MOVE INDOORS
These rustic terra cotta planters are made of local clay by potters at the Atuto group in Honduras. Fill them with houseplants and elevate them off the countertop or the ground with wrought iron plant stands.
4 HERBS ENJOY TIME IN THE SUN
These hand-crafted Jikoku pots come with salvaged wood bases in tonal hues, and are made for small plants, succulents, and herbs like rosemary and basil. Use these or our Goblet terra cotta planters and grow your own herbarium on a sunny windowsill.