If you're feeling a bit tired of kitchens that play it safe with white cabinets and subway tile, then you just might find this collection of nine weird, wild kitchens to be the perfect antidote. Each of these spaces has all the things you'd expect in a kitchen — cabinets, a stove, a refrigerator — but they all push design boundaries in strange, delightful ways. Take a look.
Above: In this kitchen from Milk Decoration, tile, tile and more tile combine with a mirrored ceiling to create an effect that is best described as 'trippy'. Cooking in this kitchen will always be an experience.
The main components of this kitchen look pretty normal... but then the whole thing is encased in a house-shaped indoor greenhouse. Does it serve a practical purpose, or is it just for (admittedly very cool) looks? Might be useful for containing funky cooking smells. Design by French architect Gregoire de Lafforest, spotted on Yellowtrace.
Human beings started out cooking outside, and then we invented kitchens, and then one of invented this kitchen, where you can enjoy all the conveniences of modern appliances while also being enveloped by the beauty of nature. Brutalism has never been so breathtaking. Work of architect Peter Zumthor, spotted on Matthew Woodard Architecture.
The styling of this uber-minimal kitchen leaves one with an eerie, otherworldly feel. Spotted on Emmas Designblogg.
This might be my favorite Crazy Kitchen. Instead of trying to awkwardly fit in a modern kitchen, with upper cabinets and all, the designers who converted this Georgian estate into a modern home allowed the cabinets to float in the middle of this vast room, celebrating the room's beautiful architecture and sheer spaciousness. It's a kitchen not quite like any other. (Bonus points for the giant lamp.) You can see more of the home on Trendland.
While the Peter Zumthor kitchen above only looks like it's outside, this kitchen, spotted on New Zealand Design Blog, actually is outside (or at least it is when all the sliding doors are fully opened. It's really quite practical — no need for an indoor and an outdoor kitchen when your kitchen can be indoors or outdoors.
If Darth Vader were a kitchen, he would be this kitchen. Other kitchens tiptoe around this kitchen and hold their breaths and hope to not upset it. This is a great kitchen. Spotted on April and May.
This kitchen, like the greenhouse one above, has its own special bubble. Once again, quite useful for concealing funky smells — although not for hiding dirty dishes. Spotted on La Dolce Vita.
This kitchen's dark walls and gold cabinets make it seem like something from a sci-fi movie — but it's really from a Paris apartment spotted on Yellowtrace. Definitely not your average kitchen.