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Black Desert kitchen

April 3, 2009 | 10:47 am

Rosa muerta kitchen

Out in the desert near Joshua Tree is a structure that is not quite a house. It has windows with no glass, it has walls made of cinderblock twisted with rebar and wrapped with black metal roses, and it has this kitchen, which, like the rest of the dwelling, is painted black. 

"Black is a foil," says punk-rocker-turned-the-architect-who-designed-it, Robert Stone. "People are the color that bring it to life." Click to read more about Rosa Muerta.

--Deborah Netburn

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