Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kitchen Idea love.

The new movie Julie and Julia is all the talk at the moment. Apparently its a wonderful movie. What has been noted though is Julia Child's kitchen. After all our kitchens are a workspace so why should they not be organised like one, hence Julia's pegboard which her husband made for her.
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Each pot and pan has its shadow outline drawn so it always goes back in the right place. Even the pegboard colour is lovely.

I have an aversion to stacking pots as I invariably want the one on the bottom so this is a perfect solution for me. Now to renovate a kitchen and figure out how to work it in...

Julia donated her kitchen to the National Institute of American History but her pegboard was at a different institution in California until being reunited recently which coincided with the release of the movie.


  1. That is a fabulous idea! I'd love to do that when we move house - you could build it as a screen too... (maybe between kitchen and dining room?)

  2. I like that idea Anita! Even in an open plan kitchen I think you need a little bit obscured to hide the mess

  3. You can do a low-cost version of this with some handy rails and S-hooks from Ikea if, like me, you can't spare a whole wall. But those copper pans, puh-leeese. I worked as an au pair in France 25 years ago and I still have nightmares about polishing pans like that...