Spotted, via Italian designers Teste di Legno, an ingenious way to combine off-the-shelf Ikea components to make a custom compact kitchen, complete with a built-in herb garden:
Above: The Unacucina is made from about a dozen different Ikea products, including a faucet, a table, metal planters, a watering can, a cooktop and a sink. Photograph via Teste di Legno.
Want to try to make one yourself? Here are some of the crucial components:
Above: Made of birch, a Norden Extendable Table comes in two sizes; an 87-inch-long table that extends to 1-5 inches is $399.
Above: A chrome-plated Glittran Faucet is $149.
Above: After cutting a hole in the tabletop, an Ikea cooktop was installed. For US kitchens, an Eldig Glass Ceramic Cooktop with four burners is $429. For European kitchens, a a four-burner Tyldig Cooktop is 399.
Above: A steel, powder coated Socker Flower Box is available in both black and white; $14.99.
Above: A steel Socker Watering Can, available in assorted powder coated colors, is $9.99.
Above: Socker Plant Pots, available in assorted colors, are 99 cents apiece.
For more kitchen planter ideas, see Hanging Window Box From Ikea.