Monday, 9 March 2009
Ok, so this is as much about reclamation as it is about upcycling. Who cares - to me this is a lovely little kitchen. Here is a picture of my friend Amy and me scrubbing a grill pan that has seen the sharp end a bacon rasher or two. Amy is staying in a friend's flat while it's being renovated. The kitchen cabinets are from the 1950s and look like they could have come from a laboratory where one of the more recent entrants to the periodic table was discovered. They were made from melted down aluminium left over from the war effort. The overhead rack for pans is made out of the kind of metal tubing that is normally seen as handrails in public parks, and the flooring was salvaged from a water damaged building. Now we're cooking on gas.