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. Put it on wheels and you can wheel it outdoors when the weather is nice:
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 courtesy of Teste di Legno.
Here are some components to consider if you want to make your own:
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 $399. For European kitchens, a similar four-burner Daglig Daglig Piano Cottura is €249.
Ikea Herb Planters
Above: A steel, powder coated Socker Flower Box is $14.99.
Ikea Watering Can
Ikea Storage Bin
Ikea Oven Mitt
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