A few nice simple kitchen design images I found:
Robert J. Lang, Peregrine Falcon, Small Wonders – 25
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Robert J. Lang (b. 1961)
Peregrine Falcon, 2010
Robert J. Lang was trained as a physicist at Caltech, but he has been paper folding since the age of 6. In one sense, Lang’s folded paper objects are about as low tech as you can get, being nothing more than an uncut square of paper. Interestingly, one of the foundational concepts of the computer, the “Turing Machine” (1937) is based on a strip of tape, which is used to follow a simple set of instructions, or "algorithm,” which is not completely unlike the mathematical algorithms that Lang developed and uses to create the folding patterns for his origami works.
Small Wonders, 2010
Presented by ZER01: The Art and Technology Network
Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport
Wunderkammer, also known as cabinets of curiosities, were diverse collections of objects popular during the Renaissance and considered an early form of the museum. Literally meaning “wonder room,” a wunderkammer was meant to invoke a sense of wonder and often included a wide range of objects from natural history specimens (such as taxidermy) to geological artifacts (such as precious stones) to cultural objects (such as handicrafts). Small Wonders presents a range of objects by mostly local artists. The display are meant to evoke the wonder of the early history of Silicon Valley, and computing in general, with projects making use of the early Minitel for animations or a hack of an Altair computer. Other wonderful “curiosities” that artists create employ various forms of technology from blogging pigeons, to spying coconuts, to a lifelike origami peregrine falcon.
More information is online at 01sj.org/2010/exhibitions/small-wonders/
Curated by: Steve Dietz with Jaime Austin
Display design: Shona Kitchen and Ben Hooker.
Chateau de Miromesnil and its Walled Kitchen Garden, Normandy – September, 2017
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"Between the beaches of Dieppe and the land of the Pays de Caux, Miromesnil is a peaceful sanctuary for those awaiting bliss and calm. Rich in its literature and vegetation heritage, Miromesnil aspires dream and relaxation. Throughout the year, Miromesnil hosts various events. The castle’s elegant bed & breakfast and the charming cottages offer guests a friendly and authentic stay. Miromesnil was the birthplace of author Guy de Maupassant. Miromesnil owners, Jean-Christophe et Nathalie Romatet invite you to share their passion and discover this historical monument, its beautiful flower and vegetable garden, a true treasure of French heritage.
Alongside the castle, the vegetable garden (restored by the Countess de Vogüé, grand-mother of the current owners) remains true to its original role: livelyhood and enjoyment.
Separated by grass, each squared patch of vegetables, fresh or dried flowers contrasts sharply with the surrounding edges composed by abundant annuals, bulbs and long-lasting plants. This creates a colourful balance, which varies according to the seasons…
Built in 1590 on the remnants of an old fortified castle destroyed during the Battle of Arques, the Miromesnil castle is the testimony of four centuries of architectural history. The simple lines of the Henry IV style south façade contrast with the decorative abundance of the Louis XIII imposing north facade. Despite the succession of numerous landlords, the castle has kept its decorative aspects from the past centuries such as wooden panels from the 17th and 18th century, wrought ironwork and crown mouldings from the 19th century. The furniture (sofas, chest of drawers, wardrobes) portrays life in the castle in the 18th century. On the ground floor of one of the towers, a small room has been revamped to a 19th century style lounge, to remind visitors of the presence of the Maupassant family between 1849 and 1853.
The park is surrounded by 17th century brick walls, which protect fruit trees, rosebushes, magnolia and peonies. A 200-year old Lebanese cedar tree overlooks the park. The peculiar way the turf is trimmed reminds us of French formal gardens and their desire to thrill and overcome order over disorganisation
A beech grove, distinctive of the Pays de Caux surrounds the park. True to its 18th century design, the beech grove opens up to a vast overview. The beech grove is a historical landmark and counts about 3,000 beeches, some of them peaking at 40 meters."