Melinda Rizzo Today’s kitchen islands remain a popular, sought-after staple settled into the heart of the home. While it may seem hard to believe, the kitchen island came into modern use during the 1950s, but its prevalence in the kitchen – ramped up during the 1970s and 80s. Don’t think […]

What’s the perfect size for a kitchen island? If you asked Gwen Stefani, our guess is she’d say there’s no limit. The singer took to Instagram to share a video of setting up for her fabulous Thanksgiving dinner party, featuring glimpses of her larger-than-life kitchen island. Though Thanksgiving has come […]

Melinda Rizzo If you don’t think you can have a kitchen island, think again. There’s more than one way to look at this powerhouse kitchen staple. Whether or not you have the ideal kitchen layout to accommodate the island of your dreams, newer options mean more homeowners can welcome a […]

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. I was recently being shown around a new apartment in a 57th Street tower overlooking Central Park and found myself drawn, as if by sheer gravitational pull, to the enormous […]