I'm a sucker for orange and gray and batiks, so to me, this is made of win. Love it! Hopefully this will inspire me to think differently (or maybe just more) about pieced "backgrounds." I always like the look of them, but I am also always chicken to try them. Sedimentary by EschHouseQuilts, via Flickr
The unique kitchen island features a top made from live-edge walnut, bringing an organic element into this rustic, contemporary space. On the cooktop wall, cabinetry is constructed from hot-rolled steel panels, and rough-hewn walnut continues with the custom hood. See more from HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design.
Store utensils in crocks. Not only do crocks keep wooden spoons, tongs and spatulas tidy, but they also keep tools close at hand so they're a cinch to grab when you need them. Of course, you could always take it one step further: built-in receptacles in a pullout drawer.
The Night of Sorrow A lovely woman rolls up The delicate bamboo blind. She sits deep within, Twitching her moth eyebrows. who may it be That grieves her heart? On her face one sees only the wet traces of tears. Li Bai