<h1 class="page">COUNTER SPACE BLOG</h1> <div id="main" class="blog blog-index"> <div id="header"> Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen </div> <div id="cs_nav" class="blog"> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" class="introduction">Introduction</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_new_kitchen" class="the_new_kitchen">The New Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" class="the_frankfurt_kitchen">The Frankfurt Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/visions_of_plenty" class="visions_of_plenty">Visions of Plenty</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/kitchen_sink_dramas" class="kitchen_sink_dramas">Kitchen Sink Dramas</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/page/1" class="blog">Blog</a> <br class="clear" /> </div> <div id="content"> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens"><img alt="Mobile-kitchen-unit-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mobile-kitchen-unit-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Hidden Kitchens" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="hidden-kitchens" id="hidden-kitchens"></a> <div class="date"> <small> April 28, 2011 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens">Hidden Kitchens</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/jtobias">Jennifer Tobias</a>, Librarian, Reader Services </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_13672" style="width: 510px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mobile-kitchen-unit.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-13672" title="Virgilio Forchiassin . Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mobile-kitchen-unit.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="346" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mobile-kitchen-unit.jpg 500w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mobile-kitchen-unit-300x207.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Virgilio Forchiassin. Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968</p></div> <p><em><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a></em> addresses the role of the kitchen in 20th-century life. But what does modern design mean if you don’t have a kitchen? If you live, say, alone in a <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90893167">wagon</a> in the Nevada desert? Or you reside in your <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5232562">taxicab</a>, and you want Brazilian food that reminds you of home? <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens">Read more</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is"><img alt="Image_1-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image_1-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Home Is Where the Art Is" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="home-is-where-the-art-is" id="home-is-where-the-art-is"></a> <div class="date"> <small> March 2, 2011 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/events-programs">Events &amp; Programs</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is">Home Is Where the Art Is</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/rsilver">Rebecca Silver</a>, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, <a href="http://www.10answers.net/">10Answers.net</a> </p> <div class="blog-content"> <p><div id="attachment_12141" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image_1.jpg"><img src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image_1.jpg" alt="" title="image_1" width="600" height="265" class="size-full wp-image-12141" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image_1.jpg 600w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image_1-300x132.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">From left: My drawing from class. Frank Lloyd Wright. American System-Built Houses for The Richards Company, project, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Plan of model C3. c. 1915&ndash;17. Lithograph. Gift of David Rockefeller, Jr. Fund, Ira Howard Levy Fund, and Jeffrey P. Klein Purchase Fund. © 2011 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York</p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>“You have one minute. Grab a piece of scrap paper and draw a house.”</b> And with that simple direction, Professor Jennifer Gray began MoMA’s <a href="http://www.moma.org/learn/courses/courses" target="blank">continuing education</a> class, Dwell: Histories of Modern Housing. </p> <p>I frantically drew, erased, and redrew my house, wondering what the other students were conjuring up and scribbling down. I was curious if the drawings would be as different as the classmates, who ranged from a Czech woman to a Brooklyn architect to a retired empty-nester to me, an art director at an advertising agency. They weren’t. And that was exactly the point of this seemingly rudimentary exercise. <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is#comments">6 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition"><img alt="Counterspace_streamtest-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/counterspace_streamtest-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Today: A Live-Streaming Walkthrough of the Counter Space Exhibition" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition" id="today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition"></a> <div class="date"> <small> February 21, 2011 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/tech">Tech</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition">Today: A Live-Streaming Walkthrough of the <i>Counter Space</i> Exhibition</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/dhart">David Hart</a>, Media Producer, Digital Media </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_11962" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/counterspace_streamtest.jpg" alt="" title="Counter Space Live Stream test" width="585" height="379" class="size-full wp-image-11962" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/counterspace_streamtest.jpg 585w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/counterspace_streamtest-300x194.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Nathaniel Longcope and Aidan O’Connor test out the live stream</p></div> <p>As video-streaming technology becomes more ubiquitous, we’ve been antsy to try a walkthrough of an exhibition at MoMA. Department of Architecture and Design curator Juliet Kinchin and curatorial assistant Aidan O&#8217;Connor have been brave enough to be the first.</p> <p> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition#comments">2 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma"><img alt="Pplcsilvernew" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PPLCSilvernew.p1-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Eat, Drink, (Read!) MoMA" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="eat-drink-read-moma" id="eat-drink-read-moma"></a> <div class="date"> <small> February 15, 2011 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma">Eat, Drink, (Read!) MoMA</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_11886" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-11886" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="225" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg 585w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005-300x115.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Roberto Sambonet (Italian, 1924–1995). Center Line Set of Cookware. 1964. Stainless steel. Manufactured by Sambonet S.p.A., Vercelli, Italy. Gift of the manufacturer, 1972</p></div> <p>Several exciting things are happening now in the world of <em><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" target="_blank">Counter Space</a></em>—time for an update! <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma#comments">1 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion"><img alt="Frankfurtkitchenk112" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/FrankfurtKitchenK112.sm_-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Kitchen Culture, In Motion" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="kitchen-culture-in-motion" id="kitchen-culture-in-motion"></a> <div class="date"> <small> December 23, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/events-programs">Events &amp; Programs</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion">Kitchen Culture, In Motion</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/sprajapati">Sheetal Prajapati</a>, Associate Educator, Public Programs </p> <div class="blog-content"> <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="640" height="360" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="wMode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://moma.org/embed/videos/embed/134/827" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" src="http://moma.org/embed/videos/embed/134/827" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="opaque" allowfullscreen="true"/></object></p> <p>After viewing the exhibition <em><a title="Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen" href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" target="_blank">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a></em>, our team at MoMA was inspired by the <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen">Frankfurt Kitchen</a>’s impact on our modern-day experiences of preparing and sharing food in our homes. <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion#comments">2 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured"><img alt="Img_1891lowres-570-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_1891lowres-570-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Kitchen Culture, Captured" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="kitchen-culture-captured" id="kitchen-culture-captured"></a> <div class="date"> <small> December 9, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured">Kitchen Culture, Captured</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div class="gallery JS_BlogGallery JS_CounterSpaceBlogGallery" id="gallery10862"> <script type="text/javascript">var gallery10862 = {"url":"http:\/\/www.moma.org\/explore\/inside_out\/2010\/12\/09\/kitchen-culture-captured\/","images":[{"url":"http:\/\/www.moma.org\/explore\/inside_out\/inside_out\/wp-content\/uploads\/2010\/12\/IMG_1891lowres-570.jpg","width":570,"height":380,"caption":"Executive Chef Lynn Bound of the Art Food Caf\és. 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All photographs by Paula Court" /> <p class="wp-caption-text">Executive Chef Lynn Bound of the Art Food Cafés. All photographs by Paula Court</p> </div> </noscript> </div> <p>Here is a slideshow of photos from our hit <em><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/" target="_blank">Counter Space</a></em> public program, <a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/9999" target="_blank">Kitchen Culture</a>. Over 100 people joined us for an incredible dinner in October, inspired by a 1925 German <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition" target="_blank">cookbook</a> and prepared by Executive Chef Lynn Bound and the Cafe 2 team. <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-captured#comments">1 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit"><img alt="P355_cccr-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/P355_CCCR-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Rabbit, Rabbit" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="rabbit-rabbit" id="rabbit-rabbit"></a> <div class="date"> <small> December 1, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit">Rabbit, Rabbit</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/jkinchin">Juliet Kinchin</a>, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_10384" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/P355_CCCR.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-10384" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/P355_CCCR.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="881" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/P355_CCCR.jpg 585w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/P355_CCCR-199x300.jpg 199w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">One of a series of WWII propaganda posters in MoMA&#39;s collection encouraging the British home front to raise rabbits at home on a diet of kitchen scraps...and then eat them. Poster designed by Frederick H. K. Henrion (British, 1914–1990), c. 1941</p></div> <p>Everyone likes rabbits. Their fluffy tails. Their twitchy <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNfBmAPD3nk" target="_blank">noses</a>. From Peter Rabbit to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096438/" target="_blank">Roger Rabbit</a>, Bugs Bunny to the Easter Bunny, <em><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookclub/3662920/Family-book-club-Watership-Down.html" target="_blank">Watership Down</a> t</em>o David Lynch’s surreal 2002 series <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347840/" target="_blank">Rabbits</a></em>, the creatures have been anthropomorphized constantly in literature, film, and popular culture. Because they are so widely appealing, we feel extremely uncomfortable when we see rabbits encounter cooking pots, like in Bill Forsyth’s <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085859/"><em>Local Hero</em></a>, or at the hands of Glenn Close as manic bunny boiler in <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093010/"><em>Fatal Attraction</em></a>. Small wonder then that during World War II the British Government had to persuade reluctant consumers about the nutritional and money-saving benefits of raising rabbits for food. <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/rabbit-rabbit#comments">7 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art"><img alt="Igp0750" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IGP0750.main_.sm_-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Educator Journal: In the Making—Food &amp; Art" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art" id="educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art"></a> <div class="date"> <small> November 29, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/events-programs">Events &amp; Programs</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art">Educator Journal: In the Making—Food &amp; Art</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/czwicky">Calder Zwicky</a>, Assistant Director, Teen and Community Partnerships </p> <div class="blog-content"> <p><em> </em></p> <div id="attachment_10618" style="width: 653px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><em></em><em><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IGP0750.main_.sm_.jpg">—<img class="size-full wp-image-10618" title="A small portion of student artwork from the Food &amp; Art class" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IGP0750.main_.sm_.jpg" alt="" width="643" height="429" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IGP0750.main_.sm_.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/IGP0750.main_.sm_-300x200.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 643px) 100vw, 643px" /></a></em><p class="wp-caption-text">A small portion of student artwork from the Food &amp; Art class</p></div> <p><em>For this Educator Journal, I asked teaching artist Alan Calpe to reflect upon the last seven weeks of his Food &amp; Art class. Working with a diverse group of NYC teens, Alan has been investigating the </em><a href="http://moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" target="_blank">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a><em> exhibition and exploring the various cultural and social connotations that artists bring to the table (so to speak) when addressing the idea of food in their work. The class has been up to their elbows in paper maché, and we&#8217;re all eagerly awaiting their final food-based projects.</em></p> <p><em>-Calder Zwicky, Associate Educator, Teen and Community Programs <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art" class="more-link">Read more</a></em></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/educator-journal-in-the-making-food-art">Read more</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock"><img alt="2" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/2.91-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: The Perfect Kitchen Clock" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="the-perfect-kitchen-clock" id="the-perfect-kitchen-clock"></a> <div class="date"> <small> November 19, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock">The Perfect Kitchen Clock</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/ppopeson">Pamela Popeson</a>, Department Preparator, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_10441" style="width: 560px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/blue-tea-towel_resized.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-10441" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/blue-tea-towel_resized.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="393" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/blue-tea-towel_resized.jpg 550w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/blue-tea-towel_resized-300x214.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Hungarian embroidered wall hanging. Translation from Hungarian: “You must do everything at the right time.” Collection Juliet Kinchin. Photograph: Roger Griffith</p></div> <p>There’s always been a clock in my kitchen. I can’t imagine otherwise. I bet there’s been one in yours too. I’m not talking about the digital ones on the coffee maker, stove, microwave, etc. that I don’t even bother to set—I’m talking about the clock that’s been in charge of keeping time everywhere I’ve ever lived—<em>my kitchen clock.</em> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/the-perfect-kitchen-clock#comments">2 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div class="box voices blog-entry post-thumbnail"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="blog-thumbnail"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition"><img alt="Bake-off-1949-150x150" src="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bake-off-1949-150x150.jpg" /></a> </div> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: What Shall I Cook? The Dessert Competition" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.orghttps://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition" id="what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition"></a> <div class="date"> <small> November 10, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition">What Shall I Cook? The Dessert Competition</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/jkinchin">Juliet Kinchin</a>, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_10178" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bake-off-1949.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-10178" title="Contestants competing in the Pillsbury Bake Off baking contest in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. 1949. Source: Google/LIFE Photo Archive. Photograph by Lisa Larsen" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bake-off-1949.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="380" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bake-off-1949.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bake-off-1949-300x195.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Contestants competing in the Pillsbury Bake Off baking contest in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. 1949. Source: Google/LIFE Photo Archive. Photograph by Lisa Larsen</p></div> <p>At our recent <a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/9999" target="_blank">Kitchen Culture</a> event, a public program in conjunction with the <em>Counter Space</em> exhibition, over 100 people enjoyed an amazing dinner prepared by Executive Chef Lynn Bound of the Art Food cafés and the <a href="http://www.momacafes.com/c2/c2.html" target="_blank">Cafe 2</a> team. (Video of the dinner and accompanying entertainment, plus an interview with Chef Lynn, to come in future posts!) The delicious meal was inspired by a recipe book, shown here, with significant ties to the centerpiece of our exhibition, the <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" target="_blank">Frankfurt Kitchen</a>. <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition" class="more-link">Read more</a></p> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition">Read more</a> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/what-shall-i-cook-the-dessert-competition#comments">5 Comments</a> </p> </div> <div id="pagination"> <div class="box breadcrumb"> <div class="older"><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/page/2"><span class="arrow">«</span> Older Posts</a></div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="sidebar"> <div id="recentblogs"> <h3>recent blog posts</h3> <ul> <li> <small>April 28, 2011</small> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/hidden-kitchens">Hidden Kitchens</a> </li> <li> <small>March 2, 2011</small> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/home-is-where-the-art-is">Home Is Where the Art Is</a> </li> <li> <small>February 21, 2011</small> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/today-a-live-streaming-walkthrough-of-the-counter-space-exhibition">Today: A Live-Streaming Walkthrough of the <i>Counter Space</i> Exhibition</a> </li> <li> <small>February 15, 2011</small> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/eat-drink-read-moma">Eat, Drink, (Read!) MoMA</a> </li> <li> <small>December 23, 2010</small> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchen-culture-in-motion">Kitchen Culture, In Motion</a> </li> </ul> </div> <div id="collection"><a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?SHR&tag=CounterSpace">view selected works<br>in the online collection</a></div> <div id="links"> <ul> <li><a href="http://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Counter%20Space:%20Design%20and%20the%20Modern%20Kitchen%20%2528HC%2529_10451_10001_105946_-1_26683_11492_105961?cm_mmc=MoMA-_-Other-_-Subsites-_-Counter+Space">publication</a></li> <li> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/resources">resources</a></li> <li> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/credits">credits</a></li> <li><a href="http://moma.org/wp/inside_out/category/exhibitions/current/counter-space/feed/">rss</a></li> </div> <div id="events"> <h3>related events</h3> <div class="JS_Widget"> <a href="/widgets/calendar/counter_space/list/10000" rel=""></a> </div> </div> <div style="clear:both;"></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>