We've said it before: keeping kitchen linens in a basket is a nice, neat storage solution. But this idea takes it one step forward: make that basket a vintage bicycle basket, and hang it from a rod (like IKEA's Grundtal rail) on your backsplash!
Kitchen Concrete Interiors: The polished concrete kitchen island with open shelving in this photo from French magazine Maison Cote du Sud, provides plenty of storage and workspace, and lends some edge to the somewhat rustic room.
"Concrete cubbies might not be your first choice for storing porcelain, but the chunky concrete shelving unit is gorgeous. The floor in the kitchen of this house in Sri Lanka, by architect Geoffrey Bawa, is polished concrete interior design