When I saw the open shelved kitchen above that Thom Filicia designed in the new August 2008 issue of Domino, I immediately thought of a similar little cottage kitchen that Steven Gambrel designed below. And then it had me thinking about all the open shelves and glass doors on shelves I’ve been noticing lately. They look great but I can’t decide if it’s something that only design obsessed perfectionists could live with since everything has to look, for the most part, in order. What do you think? Can real people live with open shelves?