From time to time you need to spoil yourself.. Some may by a new silk top from Isabel Marant or a beautiful new Alexander Wang bag.. I on the other hand love to treat myself with new Kitchen Design! I cheated on my loyal wooden lemon squeezer from Ikea I have for years...but come one.. this beautiful design from Philippe Starck was just staring at me in the shop..like TAKE ME HOMEEEEE! NOWWWW!!! oh well fuck.. and so I did..(total slut I am)
I'm starting to having a sour throat, so I just made myself a nice warm ginger-lemon tea.. Using this little fella..Hope I feel better soon..Going to bed early will probably do me good..
I love the story how natural Philippe Starck designed this top piece! He was having lunch on the Amalfi coast. As he ordered a plate of calamari he was pondering his latest commission from the Italian design house Alessi. The company, responsible for so many acclaimed designs over the years, had requested a tray. Starck needed to work out how to bring his unique talents to such a humdrum object. Glancing down at his plate, he realised that he had no lemon.
As he beckoned to the waiter, Starck was suddenly seized by an idea. He began scribbling on his paper napkin.
Twenty years on, that napkin is now in the Alessi Museum. Greasy and lemon-stained, it depicts the very first doodles of what would become the now iconic Juicy Salif lemon squeezer.
I have to be honest.. it's not really super super handy.. but who cares!! It now ranks among the greats of modern design with a place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York (I also spotted this beauty at 'Het Stedelijk Museum' in Amsterdam), which means that it's a work of art for just 60,- Euro's in your kitchen!
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