Colin Cowie inside his New York City kitchen.

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First stop is the heart of his home: the kitchen. Even the most mundane items are exotic in this kitchen. Colin's love of making cocktails inspired him to create couture ice cubes with popsicle molds, which he found at Wal-Mart. "I have all different types of shapes of ice cubes for different drinks," he says.

You won't find any junk drawers in Colin's kitchen. Every cupboard and drawer is meticulously organized. "I can find anything I'm looking for at a moment's notice," he says. "It allows me to be able to entertain whenever I need. I get really turned on by keeping everything in the right place."

Colin jokes that his obsession with order might be caused by undiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder, but he says it doesn't cost a cent to keep your kitchen clean.

Most days, Colin uses his white china collection, but he keeps colored dishes and stemware on hand for special occasions. "I am to tabletop what Imelda Marcos was to shoes," he says. "My business is dish."
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Published on February 19, 2007

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