As the design world attempts to stay current, we're often presented with solutions for problems we never knew existed.
This kitchen is such a solution. Designer Jean Nouvel has paired translucent cabinet doors with back-lit cabinets to create the "X-Ray Kitchen."
The idea here is you can determine what's behind the doors without having to open them. Not thrilled with showing off the insides of your cabinets to company? Turn the backlighting off.
I'd just open the door myself, but it does look kind of cool ... in a science lab sort of way.
Thanks to dornob for this post