Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Japanese Kitchen Love

I used to be a little obsessive about keeping the kitchen uncluttered. Bottles, cans, utensils must all be kept away and not be seen lying around. Right now on the contrary, I feel that such kitchens lack warmth and character. It’s the little things lying around that tell people about the family who lives in the house. Afterall, we want to furnish our homes in a chosen way/style so that they tell our stories, isn’t it?

There is something about Japanese kitchens and dining areas that I so love. Maybe it’s because I’m intrigued to find out about the space where all that delicious food was prepared. Maybe it’s the generous use of natural materials. But you know what? They are all filled with things, some more functional, others more decorative. And they never feel cluttered to me. In fact, I am charmed by them! What about you? What’s your kitchen/dining area like?

[images: personal scans]


  1. But it's so difficult to do clean-up if you have a cluttered kitchen! (Esp after serious cooking and frying...)

  2. It's always amazing how the Japanese turn small, limited spaces into one that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. I think a cluttered kitchen gives off a more "lived-in" feel in contrast to organised, spacious ones :)

  3. So simple and yet amazingly lovely...I think I am hooked now too. Thank you for sharing. xoxo

  4. These are ALL awesome!!!
    Wander over to lovelyvelo today, I've left you a wee blogger award ;)


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