Past Basket has a gorgeous display of kitchen vignettes at its showroom in west suburban Geneva, but the sample room there has always been the real hub of activity for designers and clients. So when the owners decided to open a 650-square-foot appointment-only River North outpost (due to open this spring), instead of kitchen vignettes they made displays of cabinet finishes, doors, hardware, and other à la carte kitchen-design elements the stars of the show. 400 N. Wells St. (above the Kinzie Chophouse), 312-832-1011,