What can be stored in a kitchen pantry? Whatever you want: jams, pickles, pastas, sauces, cookbooks, wines, and all other kinds of food that can be stored without a fridge and household supplies. You can even put a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board there if you haven’t a dedicated laundry room . There are many different approaches to the pantry design. For example if it is a separate room it can have doors that make it looks like built-in cabinet or it is simply separated by curtains.
The effect is subtle, at first – one could almost miss the writing on the wall, particularly once it is piled with stacks and rows of colorful books. Still, lingering in the background, a nearly subliminal message that you can spell out in modular do-it-yourself shapes. Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti co-designed this cleverly readable series of stackable shelving units featured on Saporiti.net .
I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? And dang we had a good time! These would be just perfect to include with a birthday or Christmas card–don’t you think?