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Kitchen Installation: 9 Rooms with Wooden Spoons as Art

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by Alexa Hotz last modified Nov 13, 2015

When I first fell for Joshua Vogel's hand-carved spoons, a friend said, "But you can't actually use them." I dismissed this with a breezy, "Of course I can." Since then, I've bought three from the collection, and guess what? I don't use them for cooking; instead they hang on my wall as art. And I couldn't be happier. The spoons are meant for utilitarian purpose, but for me, they double as just the sort of art I want on my wall. We've noticed the influx of wooden spoons before , but worshipping the new art objects has left us wondering how to display them when they're not in use. Above: Dunja Von Stoddard arranged a tableau of wooden spoons in her kitchen; see more at Hudson Valley Hues: At Home with an Inventive Textile Designer . Above: Toronto-based blogger Margaret Oomen designed a chalkboard pegboard to display the variety of wooden spoons she owns in her kitchen; noticed over at Dwell Magazine . Above: Brooklyn-based woodworker Ariele Alasko hangs a hand-carved, sanded, and beeswax-finished Walnut Hanging Spoon in her studio; contact Alasko for ordering information. And see her workplace at A Sculptor Turned Furniture Maker in Brooklyn . Above: On display in Spitalfields (sitting in the window carving for eight-hour stretches) is spoon carver Barnaby Carder, who made this custom rack to display his wares. For more, see our post A Spoon Carver in Spitalfields . Above: A trio of objects hand carved by Joshua Vogel at Blackcreek Mercantile . The individual pieces (a Turkish-style flatbread tool and two spoons from the 365 collection) present a variety of unexpected forms; available at March in San Francisco. For more, see our recent post  Required Reading: The Artful Wooden Spoon by Joshua Vogel . Above: Six spoons arranged by size in the Balcombe house in West Sussex from Shoot Factory . Above: Spoons hang from heavy thread in the home of artist June Schwarcz's home in Sausalito visited by Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics via AT . Above: Sets of wooden spoons hang in geometric patterns on the wall at Persephone Bakery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, photographed by Blair Friedeman of Delight by Design . Above: When searching for soulful kitchen items, one cannot pass up stylist Nikole Harriot's  Harriot Grace , her online shop stocking items such as her hand-carved spoons shown here. If wood is not your preferred medium, see all our Tableware items, ranging from enamel to ceramic in our Shop section. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 20, 2013, as part of our issue  The Summer Kitchen . More Stories from Remodelista Kitchen of the Week: The New Urban Rustic Kitchen, Clerkenwell Edition Steal This Look: A Star Chef's Scandi Kitchen Colorful Cookware: Terra Cotto Ceramic Pots from Italy






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