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My kitchen recommendation of late is plants. Your home is likely already filled with them, but we don’t always give edible plants the same real estate as giant fig trees and ferns. For all your basil and cilantro, I advocate getting a nice planter like Light + Ladder’s sculptural Vayu planter.
Most planters are quite uniform: round and consistent. What makes Light + Ladder’s planters so striking is that their surface plays with dimension, resisting the typical house plant pot dogma with designs reminiscent of 20th-century Brutalist architecture. Sweeping platforms wrap around the planter’s walls and the result is something that’s both awe-inspiring and calming, a feeling we could all use in the kitchen these days.
Farrah Sit, the designer behind Light + Ladder, creates many