September 13, 2020
Listed below are selected quotes from three Masters who influenced, in their own way, the art of kitchen design.
Julia Child Chef, TV personality and the first woman graduate of Le Cordon Blue
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
“The only time to eat diet food is when you’re waiting for a steak to cook.”
“I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.” Also said by WC Fields
“I was 32 when I started cooking. Up until then, I just ate.”
“A party without cake is just a meeting”
“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.'”
“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
“It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions.”
Pablo Picasso Artist
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Leonardo Da Vinci Artist, Inventor, Engineer.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Not to punish evil is equivalent to authorizing it.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Kitchen design is a profession I love. Picasso best expressed the most fundamental rule that applies to kitchen design when he said:
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Every accomplished kitchen designer knows that this truth is vital in designing kitchens. Kitchen designers need to learn the rules of our profession and work as designers full time a number of years before we can become even competent at our job.
Most professionals would feel it was arrogant for a non professional to believe they could do THEIR job without training. Yet many people firmly believe that they can design their own kitchen and manage their kitchen renovation without the help of an experienced professional. Often architects, engineers, real estate agents, and contractors believe their limited exposure to kitchen design is sufficient to create a well designed kitchen. Experienced kitchen designers will tell you that the designs we get from these related professions are the worst ones that we see. Because, as the saying goes, “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
I once received a phone call from an attorney who wanted me to price out his design and use his measurements for ordering his kitchen. He told me that he didn’t need a kitchen designer and was fully capable of designing his own kitchen “as it wasn’t rocket science”. I asked him if he had ever heard the joke about a Lawyer who represents himself in court having a fool for an client. He said of course! Well I said, “A lawyer that designs his own kitchen has THAT same fool for a kitchen designer”. He screamed that HE had never been so insulted in all of his life. “Welcome to my world” I replied.
Our designers look forward to helping customers design a great kitchen and not simply selling customers the kitchen they want before getting the professional help that can open their eyes to what’s possible.
We love what we do, which is visible in the kitchens that we create together.