Kitchen Accessories

Easy To Strain Bowl by Ryann Aoukar

You do rinse your fruits and vegetables, don’t you? There’s no telling who sneezed on it, after all, and there’s always a chance that some creepy crawly bug has hitched a ride, unbeknownst to us all. But it wastes so much water, you say. I know, I know.

The Easy To Strain Bowl by Ryann Aoukar will help with that, as it has a spout/handle that makes draining easy- into a cup or plant or wherever. Also, if you’re a pasta lover, you’ve got to see the possibilities of draining the pasta on the counter, away from the bottom of the sink (germs!). Plus, if you’re lazy, you could just eat directly out of the bowl, as it’s perfectly acceptable for use at the dinner table while watching your favorite shows on the sofa.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Wood & Leather Serving Board

You’re not going to transfer whatever you’ve just cut to some other platter to impress your guests, because that’s a waste of time and twice the cleanup. So, you might as well have a presentable wood cutting board, right? This handmade Wood & Leather Serving Board by Pernt features a saddle leather handle with brass screws, so there’s just a touch of rustic thrown in with the beauty of the wood. Save yourself some time and have your veggies, cheese or charcuterie looking just as good as (or better than) they would if they were on the fanciest platter you will never need to own.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: TRNK

Ruban Bottle Opener

This might win the award for most minimal bottle opener, if such a thing existed. The Ruban is made from bended stainless steel, blasted on the lower portion and polished on the upper for a nice contrast. Maybe it’s the most indestructible opener as well…at least when it comes to normal household usage- I’m sure if you wanted to destroy it, you could.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €55.00
Available from: Contexte

Ash & Anchor Tea Towels

Whoa, have you ever seen such pretty tea towels? Ash & Anchor has quite a few wonderful patterns printed with earth friendly pigment inks on a linen/cotton blend. Buy one (or two) for yourself, one for your best friend, one for your mother, and, if you have another $25 to spare after all that, send one to me. I’ll take the Anodyne, no, wait, the Empire State… or the Tusk. Hmm, maybe I should just get all three.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Ash & Anchor

Field Boards by Hay Denmark

This collection of bread boards were inspired by plowed fields, which is entirely evident when you view them from above. The deep grooves prove functional for collecting crumbs, thus minimizing your cleanup and keeping your tabletop/countertop even more pristine. Use the boards for cutting and serving, as they’ll add some texture and interest to your already impressive tableau.
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Purchase Information:

Price: CAD89.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Turn Around Juicer

If you don’t mind using a little old fashioned elbow grease to produce your morning orange juice, then you’ll want to consider the simplicity of this wooden juicer from KiBiSi and Muuto. The Turn Around Juicer stands on its own and fits the palm nicely. Shall I point out that this won’t need any updating as years come and go, unlike other electrical juicers? Plus, the juice will taste all the more sweeter knowing you made it yourself (and burned some calories whilst doing so).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: DanishDesignStore

Constellation Tea Towels

Tea towels are so much better than paper towels, at least for the simple spills in the kitchen. It’s a smart way to save a little money over time and reduce waste, and they’re also much nicer to see and use, as shown by the Constellation Tea Towels made Holly Muller in Portland, Oregon. Constellations + tea towels = yes. (And 40% off today only from the retailer!)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Magpie & Rye

Craft Collection by Normann Copenhagen

Solid oak and marble make a perfect pair when it comes to these functional kitchen tools by Danish designer Simon Legald. Both materials are durable and fit for everyday use while the rounded edges and curves ensure that each piece is comfortable to handle and hold.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00 +
Available from: Normann Copenhagen

Eva Solo Kitchen Scale

X marks the spot… where you can weigh your food. This digital scale by Eva Solo has an easy-to-read display on one of its legs, and it automatically switches off after 30 seconds. It’s lightweight and has an 8.6″ width, so it’ll be easy to stick it in a drawer when not in use. Available in orange or black, from Finnish Design Shop.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €49.95
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Blackline Collection from Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

If I were one to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I would give one of these cutting boards from the Blackline Collection to my love. Why? Because they’re black, like my heart. Just kidding. The pieces of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.’s Blackline Collection aren’t painted or stained, instead, a natural reactive process is used to obtain a distinctive dark finish. This finish is durable and food-safe, as the source of the dye “comes from within the wood itself.” Pretty impressive, and altogether lovely.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00 - 350.00
Available from: Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Repurposed Beer Cloth Apron

If you want to look cool while cooking, throw one of these aprons on. Then, when someone says, ‘Hey, that’s a cool apron’ you can say, ‘Oh, this thing? Yeah, it’s a repurposed beer cloth with old climbing rope for the neck strap and waist tie. Kind of cool, huh?’ And then you’ll flip your omelette (or gourmet pancakes or some other incredibly delicious breakfast food) and look like you’ve got your life completely figured out, you smug bastard.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Available from: Dwell

Japanese Porcelain Stacking Tools

My goodness, this stacking set packs quite the punch in tools. A mortar with pestle, a ginger/garlic/zest grater, a citrus juicer, and a storage canister (that also acts as a ladle holder) all stack together for a unified system. So, don’t go running back to the kitchen to get whatever tool you need, bring the whole thing to the table for an impressive display of dinner prep right in front of your guests and/or family. They’ll be awed by your efficiency and skills (let’s hope for the best case scenario).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Sambonet Terra.Cotto Cookware

Colorful cookware? Sure, why not? Sambonet’s Terra.Cotto Piral designs are “recognized as the highest quality terracotta cookware in the world able to withstand temperatures ranging from 250° C to 280°C in an oven or a microwave.” The materials are eco-friendly, so they’re a smart and easy addition to your collection of saucepans and pots.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00 -155.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool

Short on drawer space in the kitchen? This Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool will help. It has 8 essential kitchen tools, all housed within a shape similar to a wine bottle. You’ll have a funnel, a lemon juicer, a spice grater, and egg masher, a cheese grater, a lid grip/opener, an egg yolk separator, a measuring cup, and even a little attachment to use the funnel as a vase. It’s not expensive, so it might not last the longest, but if you’re on a tight budget it’ll do the job(s).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $13.99
Available from: Amazon

Tilt Cutting Boards

As we’re all well aware, there are many excellent cutting boards for us to choose from, and now we can add one more to the ever growing pile. Danish designer Tobias Tøstesen has created the Tilt Cutting Board for Menu, and it has an angled side to let it lean steadily against a wall for storage. Its asymmetry adds further to its aesthetic; rounded and straight lines set it apart from the usual (now boring?) rectangle.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 - 35.00
Available from: A+R Store