Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flow Kitchen - Everything from growing to cooking to composting happens here!

Studio Gorm has designed a super cool living kitchen that is as close to being sustainable as I would dream. A kitchen where food is grown, stored, cooked and composted to grow more food!!

The hanging dish rack offers vertical storage for drying dishes saving valuable counter space, the water from the dish rack drips on the herbs and edible plants, which are grown in the terracotta planter boxes places below the rack.

The Storage jars are made from unglazed earthenware with beech wood lids. They utilize the natural porous properties of earthenware, which creates an ideal environment for maintaining the consistency of bread, extending the life of garlic and onions, storing grains and growing herbs. The beech wood lids which have natural anti microbial properties can also be used as cutting boards or serving trays.

The counter top features a built in waste bowl, which can be utilized to dump the scraps while preparing the food. Once the bowl is full, it needs only to be tipped to transfer the waste into the worm bin composter, which lies beneath the counter top. As the waste is lowered into the composter, the worms convert it into nutrient rich fertilizer, which can be put back into the plants.

A double-walled terracotta container acts as a refrigerator, cooling the inside as water evaporates through the outer wall.

The bag rack is used to hang net market bags, these can be used to hold onions potatoes or produce form the market. The rack can also be used to hang most any other type of shopping bag.

What do you think? Would you like your kitchen to be this smart? Or is the compost so near the food a turnoff?

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