Bright and Cheery


For me (and I know for many others) much of the joy of collecting comes from display. Unlike many of the collections in my book, the collections in my home are decorative. And my kitchen is the place where I keep my most prized collection: my vintage mid-century kitchenware from Scandinavia and Japan. Two years ago Jen Siska shot photos of my kitchen for Dwell Magazine, and they are my favorite photos ever. I love to cook (a love recently acquired in the past few years) and so I spend a lot of time in here making food for other people. Most of my kitchenware collectables are too precious to actually use, but I do use some of the old bowls and baking dishes when I cook (the Swedes and Danes made some sturdy items back then). Most of all, I just love looking at them.