The Living Kitchen

01/06/2011

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This “living kitchen” concept has got my attention. There’s beauty in its practical simplicity. See it in use.

I particularly like that the food scraps go directly down into the vermicomposter which, when the final compost collection tray is ready, feed the plants above.

Designed by Studio Gorm (John Arndt and Wonhee Jong). Bravo!

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Liz 01/08/2011 at 2:42 am

I adore this!
I was just wondering if there is something to stop the compositing from stinking out the whole room..? If so, this peice is perfect!

Good job!

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Hillary 01/08/2011 at 12:02 pm

Hi Liz,
As far as I know, a well maintained vermicompost bin will not stink, but may have an earthy smell. I’m no expert though– I’ve only done outdoor composting.

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Lisa 01/11/2011 at 8:16 am

That composting set up is awesome! I would love to have it right there in my kitchen. And to answer Liz’s question, as long as it is maintained they do not smell. I do keep layers of paper or cardboard on top of mine, which eventually breaks down into the vermicompost as well.

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Hillary 01/11/2011 at 9:32 am

Thanks Lisa for sharing that tip!

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Jessica 01/21/2011 at 9:48 am

It’s so practical, especially the cutting block above the compost! I don’t think I could live in a tiny house but I could probably use this tiny kitchen, as long as I had a regular sized fridge and oven. (I lived in a house once with an oven that was about 75% the size of a normal oven and none of my baking sheets would fit!)

Jessica

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The Tiny Homestead 01/21/2011 at 10:31 am

I love this kitchen concept. Like everyone else, I really think the cutting board and compost set up is ideal. I’m hoping to redo my tiny/small kitchen in a year or two and just can’t wait.

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Michelle 01/21/2011 at 11:36 am

This is awesome! Maybe I missed this, but where did the water come from to wash the dishes and does it just sit in the sink?

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Hillary 01/21/2011 at 1:51 pm

Good point Michelle, this model is missing a faucet and drain. I guess this kitchen doesn’t have to accommodate plumbing but it would be a nice addition.

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NoPotCoooking 02/10/2011 at 10:46 am

I really love this idea. The vertical dish rack is adorable. Running water would definitely be a plus though!

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Karen Peissinger 02/10/2011 at 10:47 pm

Perhaps not having running water at the sink would make the kitchen user more mindful of conserving water.

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Hillary 02/11/2011 at 12:42 pm

Good point Karen. I know this from camping to be true. :)

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