I have an addictive personality. It's genetic, it's environmental, it's a problem. My whole life I've never been able to stop at just one. "Why not get that shirt in three colors? - I like this vase, I need to know everything about it AND own every version."
I've tried my best to learn to say no and get better but when something is useful and beautiful I just can't help myself. Meet my Kobenstyle Collection:
Dansk is known for their teak mid-century pieces and Kobenstyle. Designed by Jens Quistgaard. It's enameled steel, beautiful in it's simple lines and function (the lid is a trivet). It was made in amazing colors and while it does chip easier then, say, Le Creuset. It's much lighter and less expensive.
I didn't realize it had been breeding in my kitchen. One day I only had a couple of paella pans (a misnomer because it's actually a chafing dish but that's what folks call it, what are you gonna do?) and a casserole dish then BAM! I had a fourteen piece collection.
At least I can say I use it all, even the paella pans (they're pretty useful for mixing things like coleslaw). I think laying it all out on the table at once makes me realize I could let a few pieces go.
Why can't I just like ugly stuff? That would be a lot easier to get rid of.