1000 Mindblowing Kitchen Islands

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1.

http://i.imgur.com/3cr5eXF.jpg

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:34 (six years ago) link

not so much a countertop as a marble boogieboard with which to ride the waves of culinary delight

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:36 (six years ago) link

just wait til you see #2!

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:39 (six years ago) link

it's been two hours and I'm still waiting

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:44 (six years ago) link

one, sorry, time difference

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:44 (six years ago) link

sorry for the delay, man alive! it isn't practical for us to roll these out on a fixed timetable, but here are a few more to tide you over until the next installment.

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:31 (six years ago) link

mindblowing 3-tiered fruit baskets

We quickly ate the feast as to leave ASAP (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:35 (six years ago) link

hey now #7 has to be CAD

We quickly ate the feast as to leave ASAP (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 April 2016 00:24 (six years ago) link

I do like how I gradually felt more like these kitchen islands were on boats just before the kitchen islands themselves became boats

We quickly ate the feast as to leave ASAP (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 April 2016 00:26 (six years ago) link

idk about the other ones but #8 is on a houseboat. I imagine the owner/captain feeling a twinge of disappointment whenever one of his dinner parties draws to a close without anyone making an Inception gag.

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Friday, 22 April 2016 00:48 (six years ago) link

anticipating the next 991 islands

johnny crunch, Friday, 22 April 2016 02:00 (six years ago) link

10.

http://i.imgur.com/9SqVjZ2.jpg

(RIP big man)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Friday, 22 April 2016 21:33 (six years ago) link

#5 confuses me because I'm pretty sure it's in an office, not any kind of kitchen.

Digging the boat ones, but let's face it, these are no sunken living rooms.

emil.y, Friday, 22 April 2016 22:08 (six years ago) link

Oh god, now I've started GISing "conceptual kitchen islands". What have you done to me?

I don't think this actually has any island part, but I quite like its confusing geometry:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/f4953920618389.56042c1d93b03.jpg

emil.y, Friday, 22 April 2016 22:14 (six years ago) link

1000 Overrated Kitchen Isthmuses

сверх (nakhchivan), Friday, 22 April 2016 22:20 (six years ago) link

No results found for "non euclidean kitchen island".

http://i.imgur.com/ZN1kVDx.gif

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Friday, 22 April 2016 22:33 (six years ago) link

http://www.getclaimhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/home-flooded.jpg

jmm, Saturday, 23 April 2016 02:33 (six years ago) link

Is there an island somewhere called kitchen? Or is the closest to it going to be named after Lord Kitchener the Your Country Needs You guy?

Stevolende, Saturday, 23 April 2016 08:17 (six years ago) link

this is already my favorite kitchen island thread. on ilx at least

Forever LXI (rip van wanko), Saturday, 23 April 2016 08:22 (six years ago) link

11.

http://i.imgur.com/S9VTAL4.jpg

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:29 (six years ago) link

12.

http://i.imgur.com/JCT07G7.jpg

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:34 (six years ago) link

13.

http://i.imgur.com/0F76uOW.jpg

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 18:43 (six years ago) link

^this aesthetic just screams, "my favorite book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, my favorite poem is Kipling's 'If', and I have started a thread about old-fashioned shaving on the Art of Manliness forums"

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 18:45 (six years ago) link

i love kitchen islands! thank u 4 this content!

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:50 (six years ago) link

np! I knew I wasn't the only KI aficionado on ilx.

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 18:55 (six years ago) link

i also love kitchen islands and would like to say 'thanks'

map, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:58 (six years ago) link

re island #1 feel like it was a huge mistake to use granite w brown veins it just looks dirty or damaged

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:04 (six years ago) link

a 'special spirit' kitchen island

map, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:08 (six years ago) link

I wonder, did the buyer pay a premium for the granite due to its one-of-a-kind venation, or did they get a discount because it was deemed unattractive? I feel like it looks better in person than in the photo, which is a common problem with avant-garde kitchen islands.

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 19:15 (six years ago) link

def some discount granite

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:17 (six years ago) link

17.

http://i.imgur.com/S3Sclfk.jpg

this was originally going to be #867, but I pushed it up because I feel that it's relevant to the discussion (and also mindblowing)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 19:20 (six years ago) link

loving that natural edge counter top! looks v tight against the stove and fridge etc tho, they prob just pushed it in to fit in the photo

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:51 (six years ago) link

some of these kitchen islands really are mindblowing

i'm over here picking up the pieces, it's incredible

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:09 (six years ago) link

jmm's island (10.c, unofficially) is mindblowing because it's so far away from the mainland. you almost have to stop for the night and make camp on the way to the island

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:11 (six years ago) link

if people find the pace of this thread overwhelming/exhausting, I can slow it down to, say, one island per week for the next 20 years — though I can't guarantee that kitchen islands won't have become obsolete (or somehow co-opted by the singularity) by 2036.

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 20:37 (six years ago) link

i'm most interested in the undiscovered kitchen islands

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:45 (six years ago) link

waiting on the... future islands

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:45 (six years ago) link

just a little comic relief:

http://i.imgur.com/VmSzpqV.jpg

(if you don't get the joke, you're not a true member of the KI fandom afaic)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 25 April 2016 20:52 (six years ago) link

you know what is often near islands? lagoons

map, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:53 (six years ago) link

ayyy

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:55 (six years ago) link

u know what drives me nuts is butcher block countertops that ppl dont actually cut on, what an insane tease!

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:56 (six years ago) link

(rarely actual real butcher block but w/e)

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:56 (six years ago) link

love cutting on designated cutting surfaces

map, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:58 (six years ago) link

i have portable kitchen island right now with a wood top. careful with putting your roast yams on there, the skin is hard to get off. that's my kitchen island tip.

map, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:01 (six years ago) link

good to know ty

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:03 (six years ago) link

18.

http://i.imgur.com/Rsn4oA2.jpg

Kücheninsel-gestalten-holz-sachlich-sitzbank-auflagen-schubladen.jpeg

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 00:11 (six years ago) link

^spooky hyperreal quality to this one

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Saturday, 3 September 2016 01:41 (five years ago) link

loving your work here

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 5 September 2016 19:55 (five years ago) link

lotta rolling pins in #4

lotta rolling pins

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 5 September 2016 19:56 (five years ago) link

damn that is a lot of them

should i get a second rolling pin

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 5 September 2016 20:02 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/coiIKoj.jpg

kinder, Monday, 5 September 2016 20:32 (five years ago) link

the tapered kind are the best imo

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Monday, 5 September 2016 21:03 (five years ago) link

#39 looks like the set of some hokey disney pavillion northwest indians entertainment show

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 01:01 (five years ago) link

it would be neat if someone made a kitchen island out of antique cigar boxes and filled the shelves with French rolling pins so it looked like they were giant cigars

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:30 (five years ago) link

(I found a photo of a cigar box kitchen island, but it isn't mindblowing, so I don't feel comfortable posting it itt)

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:33 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

33 is a bit much imo

lag∞n, Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:44 (five years ago) link

^strongly disagree with this

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Saturday, 1 October 2016 18:18 (five years ago) link

also feel like its ill conceived theres very little counter space in that whole kitchen

lag∞n, Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:26 (five years ago) link

def opposed to putting the sink or stove on island, poor use of real estate, and then in the case of that one the multiple levels reduce its utility even further

lag∞n, Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:28 (five years ago) link

#40 is the most mindblowing imo
WHAT IS DOWN THAT LADDER

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:30 (five years ago) link

honestly the best island is prob just a big butcher block with stools on one side and cabinets underneath, maybe a trash hole and some power outlets tho im not even sure about those anything that breaks up the counter space makes the whole thing so much less useful

lag∞n, Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:32 (five years ago) link

21 is prob closest to ideal

lag∞n, Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:35 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

honestly the best island is prob just a big butcher block with stools on one side and cabinets underneath, maybe a trash hole and some power outlets tho im not even sure about those anything that breaks up the counter space makes the whole thing so much less useful

― lag∞n, Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:32 AM (seven months ago)

sorry but if you think 'usefulness' and ease of food preparation are valid criteria for judging kitchen islands then what are you even doing in this thread? I guess you'd consider it an improvement if they gutted Versailles and refurnished it with IKEA readymades, smh

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:22 (five years ago) link

kitchen island restaurant booth has you eating next to dirty dishes or soap smells. kitchen island command center is a death trap.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:09 (five years ago) link

if you aren't the last to enter kitchen island command center, you are probably on the menu

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:10 (five years ago) link

45 is p cool tho id rather see a prep area there than a stove

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:22 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

47.

https://i.imgur.com/0LJjcys.jpg

tbf the circular open shelving is functionally and aesthetically problematic (I'm thinking only 5 of the 15 cubbyholes would be deep enough to hold a wine bottle)

but tbf it's still mindblowing

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 00:40 (three years ago) link

48.

https://i.imgur.com/szzsOGQ.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 00:45 (three years ago) link

49.

https://i.imgur.com/dFwmkho.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 00:47 (three years ago) link

https://archello.com/product/kitchens-take-on-an-individual

With the avid consumerism of the noughties behind us, the trend for kitchens for 2011 is to create a highly individual and bespoke look by mixing and matching styles and straying from the norm, says award winning designers and retailers Kitchens International.

feel like I should work with these guys if I ever become rich enough to afford my own KI. imagine being stranded on a desert island with nothing but a McMansion filled with wax fruit and rusticated mason jars

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 00:53 (three years ago) link

51.

https://i.imgur.com/Ajhekui.jpg

Skaie: The obvious question: Does the piano still play?

Tom: No. I needed the space inside for the cooktop and gas and electrical connections. For some reason, in my mind, it would be tacky if it still played. I know, some people probably think its tacky anyway. The biggest hurdle was that the piano was extremely heavy to get into the house.

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 01:02 (three years ago) link

Skaie: Are you a professional craftsman or designer?

Tom: No.

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 01:03 (three years ago) link

52.

https://i.imgur.com/U8wVp4N.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 01:08 (three years ago) link

o hell yeah the islands are back

lag∞n, Monday, 24 June 2019 02:48 (three years ago) link

if i am ever rich, i promise you my barn owl diorama kitchen island will blow minds

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:07 (three years ago) link

do think that one cld prob hold 10 wine bottles tho

lag∞n, Monday, 24 June 2019 03:20 (three years ago) link

just imagine everybody gathered in the kitchen, drinking wine and roasting almonds in the oven. the aroma of sweet paprika, cayenne, and star anise fills our nostrils. and below us a glass box with this:

http://floridafoodandfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EREC-barn-olws-horiz-1-554x369.jpg

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:41 (three years ago) link

99. (tie) DeepChord presents Echospace: Liumin / Liumin Reduced (2010)
197 points, 3 votes.

https://i.imgur.com/Tktdri0.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGPZpr5H9Sk

Liumin Reduced

deepchord presents echospace - liumin, brock van wey - white clouds drift on and on (cd2 esp.)

― ILX Point Never (diamonddave85), 20. heinäkuuta 2011 2:24

after diving back into a bunch of minimal techno following the pfork IDM list, just discovered Deepchord Presents Echospace - Liumin. Great stuff here, dub/ambient techno, but there's a couple of tracks with deeply obscured disco samples that almost come out as vaporwaved house tracks. always finding more...

― Dominique, 27. tammikuuta 2017 22:16

Tuomas, Monday, 24 June 2019 10:39 (three years ago) link

Kitchen Islands ey? ;)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 24 June 2019 10:41 (three years ago) link

Those circular shelves are really annoying.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 12:37 (three years ago) link

tuomas' kitchen island ideas are unconventional and intriguing

lag∞n, Monday, 24 June 2019 16:52 (three years ago) link

lil bleepy bloopy for my tastes tho

lag∞n, Monday, 24 June 2019 16:55 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Delays on northbound Interstate 95 before MD 216 in the Laurel area after a tractor trailer lost its load of granite counter tops. https://t.co/qEfOw1XDHp @MikeTFox5 #fox5traffic pic.twitter.com/uxtA8rCZjo

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) July 12, 2019

badg, Saturday, 13 July 2019 20:47 (three years ago) link

kitchen archipelago

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:02 (three years ago) link

"granite cutting surface may have some minor cosmetic imperfections that will not affect the functionality of the product"

hoostanbank de reason lyrics mp4 hd video download (unregistered), Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:06 (three years ago) link

insurance fraud. You can't sell granite countertops today. Has to be quartz or reclaimed flotsam.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:16 (three years ago) link


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