The "anti-kitchen," as Mitchell calls it, has been kept as uncluttered and functional as possible. An industrial-style light from Ann-Morris Antiques hangs over a vintage table, where the owner has put a Sharp TV. A niche holds cookbooks and everyday glasses and china conveniently at hand. Stainless-steel cabinets frame the stove, a vintage Viking.
One of our favorite ideas from Garden in a City was the use of recycled everyday/industrial materials as ornaments for a parkway garden. The "Reusable Parkway" was done by Christy Webber designers Tony Butterworth and Brian Wildman. We really like the wine bottles used as pavers and edging - the mix of colored glass and the variance between the fully submerged pavers and the random heights of the edging looks organic and happily imperfect.