09. 21. 2007
Cardboard Cooker - for the TRUE minimalist
The third and final installment in my stovetop search, is this serene, totally paired down version from Nume. At first glance the pure white color and minimalist features appealed to the designer in me. But then I remembered that this is for a child. In other words I bet it wouldn't stay that way too long. Instead I imagine that this cooker would serve to indulge the total mini-Martha Stewart in my child. A.k.a when he tires of playing chef, he can always turn to decorating the kitchen with stickers and markers. Plus it's recyclable. If you already have a kitchen set, consider the matching washing machine, which is also pretty cute.
BTW, the kitchen I eventually settled on....The French Kitchen by WH Swiss Toys. It's wooden with tasteful, chartreuse, painted accents. It comes with adorable matching wooden dishes and food. It's compact (ergo perfect for small apartments like mine). And it's easy to assemble. Plus I love its wholesome vintage form. Just like the one in which Grandma used to bake.