The Kitchen Designer

Kitchens Are Love

Oh, I have so much to share with you in the days and weeks ahead (and months!) We're here, in Copenhagen, nearly two weeks, and leaving to go back home Thursday morning. Our suitcases are packed, as tomorrow will be filled with two different family outings, maybe one more quick stop at a kitchen showroom, and somehow we have to pack the two paintings I bought!

Copenhagen is truly one of the design capitals of the world. To have two weeks to observe great design in shops, in public spaces, and in private homes, has been a constant source of education, enjoyment, and privilege. I've also been inspired by learning new ways of thinking about protecting our natural resources and changing the way we live in small ways. Danes are famous for subtle, but pointed, humor, and perhaps you will see this characteristic in this special exhibit I will show you on thinking green, which is taking place at the Danish Design Center. Coming soon.

DSCF2390_2.jpgSo, having been in six of my family's kitchens this time around (that, not being all of them) and spending a lifetime of seeing these relatives only every few years, I can tell you that it struck me more than ever that our kitchens are a conduit to so much more than food, but to family togetherness, to sharing, to love. Kitchens are so incredibly important, wherever they are in the world and regardless of whoever is planning a meal for someone else, or for one's own nourishment as well. It's all good, isn't it?

The image is of my cousin, Lis, showing me the smoked herring we will have for dinner!

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 12 years ago

Luxury Kitchens on thestreet.com

I thought I'd share with you an article that just came out that I was interviewed for...take a look, it's on TheStreet.com. My son, 21, is a huge fan of Jim Cramer, so this adds points for me with him. Points for me? I think it should be the other way around.

Take a look and stay in the loop! 

Luxury Kitchens on TheStreet.com.

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 12 years ago

Kitchen Dreams in Copenhagen!

Oh, to be without the internet! It's been, what, 6 days, without the use of my computer, which was, let's say, an interesting experience! I'm glad to say I didn't freak out about it, I've been busy doing wonderful vacation things, here in Copenhagen, visiting with family, and taking so many pictures, it's just crazy. Yet, I've got to say, with my computer now connected, I feel, well, almost giddy! Thanks to Linda for putting in the post I sent to her, and to my friend Peggy from kitchen-exchange, who almost pinch hit a post for me. I can't put up images just yet, but hope to soon. In the interim, I have learned to type fast on the iphone, as I have been doing since I arrived last week (hold it with the left hand, and type with the second and third fingers)!

Copenhagen is always fantastic to see. Just yesterday I started my trek into kitchen showrooms, featuring Scandinavian kitchen manufacturers, and have many more to see. As you might expect, the designs are mostly sleek and highly functional. I've asked permission to take photos in the showrooms and will show you lots of fresh, new, design ideas upon my return (or sooner). It is part of my mission in this blog, to introduce the (at least the U.S.) world to Scandinavian kitchen design. Many, at least in the U.S., are familiar with German and Italian kitchen design, but, there is much to be said about Scandinavian kitchen design as well, which we shall see as a result of this trip!

Catch up with you later! 

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 12 years ago

Kitchen Dreams in Copenhagen!

Oh, to be without the internet! It's been, what, 6 days, without the use of my computer, which was, let's say, an interesting experience! I'm glad to say I didn't freak out about it, I've been busy doing wonderful vacation things, here in Copenhagen, visiting with family, and taking so many pictures, it's just crazy. Yet, I've got to say, with my computer now connected, I feel, well, almost giddy! Thanks to Linda for putting in the post I sent to her, and to my friend Peggy from kitchen-exchange, who almost pinch hit a post for me. I can't put up images just yet, but hope to soon. In the interim, I have learned to type fast on the iphone, as I have been doing since I arrived last week (hold it with the left hand, and type with the second and third fingers)!

Copenhagen is always fantastic to see. Just yesterday I started my trek into kitchen showrooms, featuring Scandinavian kitchen manufacturers, and have many more to see. As you might expect, the designs are mostly sleek and highly functional. I've asked permission to take photos in the showrooms and will show you lots of fresh, new, design ideas upon my return (or sooner). It is part of my mission in this blog, to introduce the (at least the U.S.) world to Scandinavian kitchen design. Many, at least in the U.S., are familiar with German and Italian kitchen design, but, there is much to be said about Scandinavian kitchen design as well, which we shall see as a result of this trip!

Catch up with you later! 

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 12 years ago

Lost in Copenhagen!

Hello kitchen fans! This is Linda from ::Surroundings::! Susan is away in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen without an Internet connection for the last four days! Tomorrow may be the day she gets connected so cross your fingers.

In the meantime  susan tells me that she is living right across the street from a very cool kitchen showroom and is anxious to tell us all about the kitchen design scene in Copenhagen..always a city of world class design.

She said that we won't believe the kitchen she's staying in...for starters a real brick floor with full thickness (not a veneer) and it has the open shelving she's talked about in previous posts!

Let's hope she's back on line soon! Oh, to be without an internet connection!

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 12 years ago
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