Saturday, May 6, 2006

The new living room?

"Is the kitchen the new living room?" asks David Johnson in Kitchen Trends (Vol. 20, #7).  "...today's trend is ... towards open-plan communal kitchens the whole family can enjoy."  Products in this issue include little fireplaces in the kitchen, sometimes sitting on the counter; high end appliances; and pewter countertops (long used in France "for cafe and brasserie countertops because it lasts for generations and its appearance improves with age").  And I see that LG is now making fancy countertops.  (I thought they only made appliances.  Interesting background on the company in Treasure Hunt, btw; I learned that LG evolved from Lucky Goldstar.) 

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