Mere mention of one’s kitchen evokes memories. Whether it’s a recollection of a morning brew of coffee or a lavish dinner party held months ago, the kitchen is often steeped with fond reminiscences of one’s home. At the same time, the kitchen has, over time, become a beacon of design and a symbol of our shared societal values. This trajectory is the theme of Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen. Showcasing the evolution of the kitchen from its bland origins to the dynamic designs of the 20th century, Counter Space tells the tale of the culinary space from aesthetic, architectural, and cultural perspectives. One read of this marvellous book and you’ll never look at your kitchen the same way again. Read more here.