Putting something like this together would, of course, take a pretty serious initial investment of time and energy, but imagine how easy cooking meals would be with a pantry this beautifully organized! The jars lined up on the narrow shelves are so pretty, too; of course it might be hard to keep them that way, but no matter how you slice it, this is a more attractive solution than a traditional pantry stacked full of boxes and cans.
Here's another shot from Emerson's kitchen. We like the use of open storage here as well. With mostly white and glass dishes, the display doesn't look messy or cluttered, and it makes setting the table and cleaning up much easier.
What do you think of an open storage pantry? Could you make something like this work in your own kitchen?