Archive for July, 2012
Most kitchen photographs focus on the style or design they show off to the world… these images turn that around, or inside out, to show us a hidden side of peoples cupboards. Photographer Erik Klein Wolterink says he has “focused on the innards of the kitchens, as if the exterior didn’t matter.” He opened all the cupboards, drawers, fridges and ovens, taking images of each piece and reconstructing each into a flatened collage of cutlery, vegetables, cans and cups. It’s a kitchen as we’ve never seen it before.
What we find inside these kitchens reveals much more about the people who occupy them than their style alone would. The items inside these drawers may have collected over months or even decades, giving us a look at the individual cleanliness of each individual. Unique items like Ethopian spice mix, instant mashed potatoes and Korma curry give us a look at the individuals culinary tastes, cooking prowess and possibly a clue into their heritage. Overall it’s a very transparent and even bold thing for each kitchen owner… especially for those with less than tidy kitchens. The photographs are now available in the 240 page book Kitchen Portraits. You can find out more and see additional pictures at erikkleinwolterink.nl.
via Visual News
Swiss Nathalie Staempfli designed two ingenious soap dispensers that turn a soap bar into beautiful little soap flakes. One version attaches to the wall and allows you to use it with one hand. The other version is a grater that can stand by itself. It can be placed in the same way as a shower gel or shampoo.
Soap bars are more concentrated than liquid soap which has an ecological benefit: You don’t transport water around the globe and they only use paper for packaging. The solid blocks can easily be piled and allow a greater space efficiency during transportation.
This invention already made my week: Soap Flakes.
Grant Snider is the creator of IncidentalComics by night. Mover of teeth by day. Aurora, Colorado.
Jared Fanning is a designer who likes making maps, illustrations and a few other things too. Recently relocated from Chicago to western Michigan, he plans on spending the summer on the beach with his talented photographer wife and their 1 year old daughter.