I don’t know what it is exactly, but have you seen the line of kitchen tools/storage/organization stuff from YAMAZAKI?
I mean… LOOK…
I mean… I most certainly don’t have the farmhouse kitchen, nor do I have the simple, Japanese style either (but I may be willing to change my entire mind at this point).
The entire line is clean lines and simple utilitarian style – made of sturdy steel (but all painted white), and often featuring a touch of wood for some earthy-ness. I know they’re designed and manufactured in Japan, but I get this Scandinavian vibe from them also… These are just so beautiful and simple! Check out the best I’ve found:
This handy rack is excellent for holding your everyday spices, some paper towels for quick cleanup, and frequently used cooking utensils or tools.
You can also use it on the inside of a cabinet to hold things like cleaning supplies, or put it outside near the herb garden with a pair of shears and a colander to collect fresh additions to your meals!
I don’t use wooden cutting boards (I’m kind of anti-anything-that-requires-extra-cleaning-time kind of girl). But I can totally see my purple and aqua plastic boards sitting in this baby (or these, if you need a new set – they’re antimicrobial)! And if you’ve got the super thin ones, you could probably put multiple ones in there. Or use it to put some serving trays on display. Or really nice plates. Or… or…
Okay, this is what’s convinced me to consider losing the cabinets and replacing them with shelves. THIS. I want this freaking kitchen, please!!