Can Appliances Be Art?

Can Appliances Be Art?

leslie
Feb 8, 2008
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Can appliances be art?

Designing your space, particularly small spaces that often come along with apartment living, is a constant work in creativity. The best fits are often the unexpected find whose presence in your space turns each room into home. The lovely couple of Marin and Loren, long time Twin Peak residents and all around fabulous people, were kind enough to introduce me to the art of the Sandwich maker. Although at first glance its design aesthetics could be up for debate, its presence in the kitchen is sure to evoke a feeling of nostalgia and thoughts of home for those familiar with its workings. The same thing any great piece of art would do, right? So can appliances be considered art?

Marin and Loren fill their home with pieces collected from family members and world travels. Since Marin is a chef-in-training, the kitchen is where the couple spends a great deal of their time and where appliances truly do become art. Observing Marin work with mere pesto and provolone and along with the sandwich maker produce a beyond noteworthy meal, definitely convinced me. Design and art truly is all of those little things that make it feel like home.

A first round scavenge of Alemany's Sunday swap wares did not turn up a sandwich maker, but I'm happy to report that Williams Sonoma came through. Enjoy!

-bethany

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