Some objects, taken out of their daily context, can be beautifully alluring: the bulge of a wire basket, the stainless steel arm that pivots under pressure—conglomeration of circle and line, light and shadow. Perhaps I’ve said too much already?

Maybe the simple constructs of form or function should be enough to warrant a second look, a closer gaze, an inquisitive way of looking at something mundane.

Or possibly, this is just another kitchen relic, of no value in my collection of daily habits.

I’m undecided.