Friday, May 8, 2020


The question has haunted me: Why the vents in cabinets under kitchen sinks? I found three likely answers.

Those vents are a hallmark of the dowdy world. Our kitchen cabinets (c. 1959) must have come a little too late: the one under the sink has faux vents — shallow grooves cut with a router, I guess. Puzzling, but beautiful. Beautiful, but puzzling.

[Our skeuomorphic vents.]

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