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MWT Calf’s Leather Glove and Potholder Set, $95

These supple calfskin items are made in France.
Each Calf’s Leather Kitchen Apron from culinary design label Malle w. Trousseau is expertly handmade by French craftsmen. Inspired by traditional blacksmith aprons, this apron is crafted from durable and supple calf’s leather, which is cut by hand. It includes a hand-tied neck strap and leather cord for a waist tie, giving the apron a rustic, industrial look.
Calf's Leather Kitchen Apron by Malle w. Trousseau, $195 from store.dwell.com

Handmade by French craftspeople, this buttery leather apron proudly wears nicks and stains. The luxurious accessory is a modern take on traditional blacksmith garb.
MWT Calf’s Leather Kitchen Apron, $195

Cut by hand, this apron proudly wears stains and nicks.
Necessary kitchen accessories receive an elegant upgrade with Malle w. Trousseau’s Leather Glove and Pot Holder Set. Made from supple calfskin leather, the glove and pot holder not only look attractive, but also provide exceptional function. Both the glove and holder include a cotton lining and foam interior, allowing you to successfully hold hot pans and dishes.
A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie. With exposed industrial materials for finishes, the interior includes hand-troweled, waxed concrete floors, Douglas fir beams, and sealed-plywood ceilings. The open kitchen’s island, topped with soapstone, doubles as a bookcase for the living room.
The custom leather platform bed was designed by Shikany’s firm, PS Studios.
The dining room features 1970s leather-and-brass dining chairs and a table concocted from a brass-and-silver base and a custom lacquered top. The cheerful blue paint enlivening the doorway is from Emery & Cie.
It took six weeks to build the formwork for the poured-concrete walls that make up the first floor. Inthe 

kitchen the floors are raw European white oak, the countertops are Capolavoro granite with a leather finish by Antolini, and the natural oak cabinets are by Varenna.
Apron by Hedley & Bennett.
The large, naturally lit kitchen is the heart of the house. Messmate-clad cupboards and huge expanses of glass dominate the space where Angelucci uses the sink, Gorman works at the kitchen island, and Pepa and Hazel look on. Play in the courtyard between the kitchen and garage is easily supervised and enclosed from the alley behind the house.
A 13-foot-long island in the kitchen, finished in the same white terrazzo as the floor, serves as an informal dining area. Bassam replicated the kitchen’s walnut-veneered cabinetry in the study and master bedroom for continuity.
On the main floor, the kitchen islandis like Zulaikha’s own version of a Donald Judd sculpture: minimal, freestanding, and geometric.
A kitchen that opens onto the garden is the complete antithesis of Jakarta’s often dim and dingy suburban interiors.
Fully enclosed by glass, Hiller’s kitchen and living room give the feeling of being in a tree house.
With its reclaimed-wood cladding, the kitchen is a rough-and-ready backdrop for the family’s tableware.
Black Electrolux induction cooktop and electric oven offer graphic contrast to the minimal white Corian counters and white cabinetry in the home’s kitchen.
The kitchen is positioned strategically in the middle section of the home’s U-shaped layout. Vintage Bentwood chairs of varying wood tones were chosen for the dining set. The expansive aluminum framed window openings are double glazed in bronze, an eye-catching exterior design note. Recycled messmate timber boards are again used for the kitchen wall and island cladding.
Here, the blue dots of Louekari's Siirtolapuutarha Räsymatto pattern brighten a white apron.