Earlier this month, we featured a fully
off-the-grid cabin in the Angeles National Forest renovated by Los Angeles design firm Commune. Clad in cedar, solid white oak, and concrete floors, the project is one of the most refined cabins we’ve seen yet. The small camp-style kitchen includes a plethora of design elements to co-opt, beyond the special details such as finger joinery cabinets and limewashed walls. Here we extract a few of our most favorite details with sources to match.
Above: Custom cabinetry sets the stage for elegant kitchenwares from British style enamelware to Japanese brass and Korean quilted textiles. Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson, courtesy of Commune Design. Above: A closer view at the sink-side array and mix of enamelware, copper, and brass. Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson, courtesy of Commune Design. Materials Above: The window trim (along with the front door of the cabin) is painted with Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green; $130 for a gallon size at Farrow & Ball. Above: The custom white oak shelves are supported with sets of Japanese Brass Shelf Brackets designed by Oji Masanori for Futagami; $113 to $125 depending on size at Nickey Kehoe. The brackets are also available at Nalata Nalata. Above: For a similar effect to the brass cup hooks installed on the understand of the kitchen shelves, the Brass S-Hooks designed by Oji Masanori for Futagami can be used similarly; $25 for a set of 2 at Nickey Kehoe. The hooks are also available at Nalata Nalata. Lighting & Faucets Above: A similar option to the ceiling lights seen throughout the cabin is Deborah Ehrlich’s Jelly Jar Light complete with brass fitting and a crystal glass shade; $275 at MARCH. Above: Lighting is designed with custom sconces and brass fittings that fit into the Commune Green Light Socket; $45 at Commune. Above: The Georgian Era Bridge Kitchen Faucet (U.4718X-ULB-2) in unlacquered brass is available directly through Perrin & Rowe. For more see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Bridge Faucets. Kitchen Tools Above: The Noda Horo Black Japanese Enamel Tea Kettle is £90 at Labour & Wait. It’s also found on eBay. Above: The Riess Large Enamel Jug in a reddish-orange color is £32 at Labour and Wait. Above: The Riess Enamel Milk Pot in Airforce is £30 at Labour and Wait. Above: The Small Pestle and Mortar is made of unglazed white porcelain with a light wood handle; £24 at Labour and Wait. Above: Beside the kitchen sink rests an Enamel Soap Dish from Labour and Wait; £14. Tableware Above: The classic Duralex Gigogne Tumblers are $23 for a set of 6 of the 7.75 ounce size directly from Duralex. Above: From Falconware, a simple dark blue-rimmed Enamel Mug is £5 at Labour and Wait. Above: The GSI Enamelware Dinner Plates are $5.49 each at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Accessories Above: The Victoria Morris Ceramic Canister in a speckled glaze; prices starting at $420 at Monc XIII. Above: The sink skirt is a pojagi textile by Commune-represented artist Adam Pogue. The piece in the cabin kitchen is a special commission but his work can be found through both his site and Instagram.
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