Misc Kitchen Accessories

Kaikado Canisters

For any tea or coffee purist, you’ll know that a good canister is a must in order to keep your key ingredient fresh. These hand made canisters are from Kaikado, a family in Kyoto that has kept the technique alive since 1875. It takes more than 130 processes to complete one single canister. Available in Copper, Brass, or Tin. See below for more pictures and sizes.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: TORTOISE GENERAL STORE

SpiceCare Modular Spice Storage

This looks to be a smart storage option for spices. Each container is stackable, as you can see, but they also interlock so you can group together regularly used spices on the shelves or in a drawer. A stainless steel insert allows for labeling and there’s also shaker screen inserts should you need them. See video below for more info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95 - 79.95
Available from: MODULE R

Sleek Spoon for Jars

What’s the big deal about a blue spoon, you ask. Sometimes the tiniest tools make our lives a little easier, and that is just the case for this spoon designed by the Castiglioni brothers. It’s intended to retrieve the very last bits at the bottom of the jar, and, for anyone particular about using up the last teaspoon of mayonnaise, jam, or spread, it’ll most certainly be appreciated. Originally designed in 1962 and reissued by Alessi in 1997.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Available from: Emmo Home

DrawerDecor

Whoa. I don’t know about you, but my kitchen drawer could use needs something like this. Currently I have the basic utensil organizers that are available everywhere, but they don’t fit like this custom one; they don’t even come close. Entrepreneur Keith Nielson created this system of modular sheets and dividers that you can trim and reposition specifically to your needs. Each set comes with one BaseMat (food-grade silicone) and an assortment of dividers.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: kmnhome

Blue Bell Apron

We didn’t do any kind of Father’s Day gift guide this year, mainly because there weren’t a lot of requests, but mostly because we didn’t feel it necessary. You know what to get your father, right? No? Well, if your father figure likes cooking or grilling, I recommend this apron by Winter Session. It’s made from raw, unwashed denim and has the look of brand new overalls. Plus, there’s several pockets for tools and such.

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: The Vitrine

Milky Way Minor Cheese Knives

If the La Via Lattea Cheese Knife Set was way too rich for your wallet (at $400, I’d say that’s likely), but you loooove your cheese enough to treat it to something sort of special, check out these puppies. Designed by the very same Mr. and Mrs. Gasparini, this series was intended as lower priced option for an “interested public but not necessarily to experts.”
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Purchase Information:

Price: $112.00
Available from: Switch Modern

VIPP Dishwashing Set

Dishwashing is one of those chores few look forward to doing. However, it could be just a little bit more enjoyable for the rest of us with this set by VIPP. Rubber moulded steel protects your more fragile dishes and the brush has an easily exchangeable head. A handy bracket is included to hide everything away inside a cabinet door (though I suppose you could put it on view if you wanted).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Available from: 2modern

Wood Glass Canisters

Storage containers are probably one of the lesser exciting things to shop for, especially when you consider all the other accessories and gadgets it takes to make a house a home. These containers would fit well within the kitchen, office or bathroom, corralling all manner of small things in a tidy silhouette of wood and glass. An optional rubber lip can be slipped on to create airtight storage.

Small ($20) or Large ($23).
(Ack! Small is out of stock, fyi.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Polar Ice Tray

What is this thingamajig, you say? Well, I know someone very picky about their ice cubes, and that someone would be quite happy to hear that this thingamajig is an ice tray that makes crystal clear ice. An insulated base allows air and impurities to compress at the bottom of the tray, leaving a block of clear ice at the top. Break apart for drinks or freeze flowers for decoration (does anyone do that?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Available from: A+R Store

RETAIL FACILITY – Knife Rack

Whether you’re a die hard minimalist or just someone who appreciates simple no-frills kitchen accessories, you might like this bamboo knife rack by Taylors Eye Witness. See video below for closeups and installation.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £39.00
Available from: Retail Facility

Kitchen Organizer

Holy, this Kitchen Organizer used to have the price tag of $699, and now it’s on sale for $349. Much more affordable, and could be just the thing to get your kitchen sorted.

from Design Within Reach.

Was: $699.00USD
Now:$349.50USD

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.50
Available from: Design Within Reach

Mysqueeze Citrus Squeezer

From our archives (originally published September 24, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

If you love your lemons, feast your eyes upon this citrus squeezer by Roland Kreiter. The innovative torpedo shape allows both sides to be utilized at once, making short work of enough juice for lemonade or your favorite cocktail.

Also, if you’re interested, Mark Tintner won the pure creativity competition to make a viral film based on the mysqueeze. See it on Vimeo.

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: arango

Clyde Soap Dish/Brush

Yeah, soap dishes are boooring in a major way, usually way too boring to even bother with. But, if you’re one that always finds bars of soap disgusting because of the ‘watery mess’, take note of this dish/brush. Yes, it’s soap dish and a brush in one. The brush is a silicone tray with pitched bristles, so after you scrub up, turn it over and there’s a tidy nook for soap so that it stays put. Details make a difference.

Shown above, Red on Bone Soapdish.
Other colors available: Black, Black on Bone, Blue on Bone ,

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: kontextur.com

Cinnamon Bun Apron

Agh, something so terribly ‘cute’ about this apron, very Donna Wilson-esque with clouds and polkadots and such. 100% handmade and hand-screened with with soy-based ink in Los Angeles.

Also available at zakka nouveau : market.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: satsuki shibuya

Glove & Hate Oven Mitt

There are few things that genuinely delight and surprise me (being desensitized as I am to the many things I sort through each and every day), but funny enough, this oven mitt caught my attention in the best of ways. Whether you get it for yourself or just keep it in mind for a friend’s future housewarming gift, it’s sure to bring a smile and/or chuckle at each use.

Keep in mind that the image above is of one single Oven Mitt; it says ‘Love’ on the right hand side, ‘Hate’ on the reverse left hand side.

Purchase Information:

Price: £14.50
Available from: Magma Books