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my kitchen, featured (all 2008 features)!

Spatial Integration San Francisco, California Jean Orino Architect A kitchen designed to disappear. By Linda C. Lentz Designed for a concert cellist cum underwater photographer, this kitchen in a 1910 San Francisco loft is part of a residence/gallery/recital space meant to be as public as it is private. To do this architect Jean Orino called upon Gregg De Meza, also an architect, of Soza Studio, to create a quintessential galley with furniture-like cabinetry packed with storage and integrated, built-in appliances. The resulting 20-foot single wall configuration blends into the woodwork, so to speak, in a “Ceylon rosewood” veneer, actually a different fast-growing species, dyed and layered in sheets, then cut to create a grain pattern that resembles the real thing. The backsplash is an acid-etched ebony glass. The light valance keeps the LED fixtures from view. A bright aluminum ceiling duct complements the dark, architectural cabinetry and recalls the building’s industrial past. Architect: Jean Orino Cabinets and stainless steel counter: Sozo Studio “Space” Kitchen Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Cooktop: Thermador Vent hood, oven, and dishwasher: Miele Faucet and soap dispenser: Dornbracht

I think it’s funny that everyone refers to me as a “concert cellist.” Real cellists would be offended! ;)

Amsterdam | link | trackb | 4 comments » | Jul 29, 2008 04:52:04

Bronze vessel for bathroom sink

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I’ve been slowly making all the necessary decisions for the SF remodel (natural strandwoven bamboo flooring, color of bathroom tiles, light fixtures, kitchen crap, blah blah blah), and have decided to use a white-bronze square vessel as the bathroom sink. It’s the shape of the vessel in the lower-right, but the color/finish of the one on the upper-right. It looks slightly (and softly) beaten, and has a satin finish to it. The plan is to have a faucet come out of the wall with a single knob/lever for water pressure and temperature (I hate two-knobbed controls). Obviously, the countertop would be lower so that the sink would be at the proper height.

I’ve been looking at kitchens by Poliform/Varenna. They’re purrrty.

Oakland, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Jun 13, 2007 18:10:19
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