10 Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen
Things you'll use every day
Hey, everyone! We're excited to share a sneak peek of a newish Substack called A Tiny Apt. created by Christene Barberich. (Fun fact: She once worked alongside Broken Palate founder John McDonald on his ASME-award winning design magazine CITY before she co-founded the media company Refinery29.)
A Tiny Apt. is a weekly dispatch devoted to small spaces, personal style, and navigating life and our homes through change and challenges, be they square footage or otherwise. This week, A Tiny Apt. is devoted to our favorite room in the house, the kitchen— it's Tiny Kitchen Week! — and, we'll be sharing a peek at stories throughout the week. — The Editors
Maybe it’s because they’re high-traffic spaces that serve daily life in endless ways, but for some reason, kitchens and bathrooms always seem to collect shit. Or, more accurately, we do the collecting and they do the job of reminding us on a regular basis. Whatever! My point is: breaking a kitchen down to its basics isn’t just a great exercise in utility, it’s a great exercise in knowing what you really use, what works for you, your schedule, your cravings, and what serves you and/or your family to nurture yourselves, occasionally on an hourly basis. And, not least of all, what simply delights the eye to see as you’re whizzing through, if only to grab some string cheese from the refrigerator (something I do possibly 12 times a day).
I’m a faithful editor, but lately, these are the 10 things I love and/or use nearly every day (sometimes numerous times a day), and that give me not only consistently outstanding results but so much pleasure in their design and functionality.