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Misc Kitchen Accessories

Ice Orb

This cooler-slash-icemaker is brilliant.

The world’s first vertical ice tray! It chills. It serves. It stores. The Orb makes 21 ice cubes, and stores another 51 within its removable inner bucket. Or use it to keep bottles or homemade ice cream and other goodies cold. It’s airtight so it keeps contents odor free.

Size: 6″ dia x 5″ t

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Ice Orb here

Ornamented Metal Lace Drain

I love it when someone rethinks something so completely ordinary.

Finally, a product that actually makes you want to look into your old sink drain. Made out of hand-forced and laser-cut stainless steel, The Ornamented Life has created this otherwise utilitarian metal drain with a lace print bringing beauty into the kitchen or bathroom.

Manufacturer: The Ornamented Life, Netherlands
Designer: Joana Meroz
Color: Silver
Size: 2 3/4″ diameter

$100.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Ornamented Metal Lace Drain here

Mikoto Knife Blocks

We’ve posted the Mikoto Knife Block in red before, but this black one caught my eye…I love the lacquered look.

By contributing to the preservation of the environment and continually searching for new and innovative ideas to make beautiful products out of bamboo this company has been one of our favorites from day one. The knife blocks are another example of great and functional design; because the blocks are filled with bamboo skewers, all your knives will fit anywhere in the block. All products are designed in France and produced by skillful artisans in Vietnam.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00-$150.00
Availability: Buy Mikoto Knife Blocks here

Bread Bin by morph for Joseph Joseph

Here’s a nice little bread box with a lid that also serves as a bread board.

(Link and price updated February 22, 2011.)

Support BLTD by buying here: $99 at gnr8.biz

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Bread Bin by morph for Joseph Joseph here

GOOD GRIPS Expanable Utensil Organizer

This expandable organizer seems to be the answer to keep large and small utensils exactly where you want them, thereby providing serenity to those of us more finicky about disorganized flatware.

-Dividers adjust to accommodate all utensil shapes and sizes
-Organize more utensils in one compartment
-Multiple utensils stay neatly stacked even when drawers are opening and closing
-Expands from 9.75” to 16.25” to fit kitchen drawers

15.25” x 9.5” to 16” x 2”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy GOOD GRIPS Expanable Utensil Organizer here

Crystal Cloud and Pig Cooking Lid

If you haven’t checked out MoMA’s Destination: Japan, head on over there and take a look- it’s kind of fascinating.

Crystal Cloud, Yumiko Yoshimoto, 1979:
“Water in this cloud-shaped glass sculpture creates repeating natural phenomena such as forming water drops, becoming cloudy based on temperature, and shining when the water sways. Created by glass sculptor Yumiko Yoshimoto, each Crystal Cloud is mouth blown and shaped by hand. Made of borosilicate glass filled with distilled water and a polished chromium-plated brass stand. Hand-wash only.”
Size: 2.75h x 3l x 1.5″diam.

$100.00, $90.00 Members, Buy it here.

Pig Cooking Lid, Marna Inc., 2001:
“Made of soft silicone with a pig face in the center, this multipurpose lid can be placed directly over ingredients in a pot to help them cook evenly, releasing steam through the pig’s snout. It can also be used to cover food in the microwave, and as a grip to open lids. Dishwasher and microwave safe.”
Size: 1h x 7″diam.

$18.00, $16.20 Members, Buy it here.

Lego Ice Tray

For anyone fond of Lego, now you can be creative with ice cubes. They also carry some coasters and wine bottle opener that are worth looking at.

Made of durable silicone.
Ice cube tray makes 10 ice “bricks” at a time!
Dishwasher safe.

(Thanks Michael!)

More information:

View Lego Ice Tray here

Potluck and Double Happiness Pot Racks

A lot more interesting than what you’ll find in the normal kitchen gear retail stores, these pot racks come in the requisite black, red, or stainless steel for the modern kitchen.

Potluck (shown in red), japanese character for luck
Double Happiness (shown in black)

L 26” X W 24” X H 2”

Purchase Information:

Price: $420
Availability: Buy Potluck and Double Happiness Pot Racks here

Mikoto Knife Blocks

An excellent bamboo knife block available in orange, red, or white.

“By contributing to the preservation of the environment and continually searching for new and innovative ideas to make beatutiful products out of bamboo this company has been one of our favorites from day one. All products are designed in France and produced by skillful artisans in Vietnam.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $48
Availability: Buy Mikoto Knife Blocks here

Fridge Magnet

If you get frustrated by the minimal amount of paper/drawings/menus that your current fridge magnet holds, then this would completely solve your problem.

“This little chap is made from a super-strong magnet coated in non-scratch plastic to protect your fridge and your photos. But what really makes the Endo brilliant is that is in effect a magnetic hinge – to use, you just press the top and the magnet frees up whatever it is holding, release and it and it grips again…all without any springs or moving parts. Combining neodymium, silicone and steel, the Endo clip is great looking, holds up to 20 pages or 1 lb and can be thrown in the dishwasher for cleaning.”

Each magnet is 2″ x 1″, pack of 3.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Fridge Magnet here

Toaster With Bread Warmer

Designed for Alessi, this new toaster with a bread warming attachment has a clean oval shape and 18/10 stainless-steel body with a white polycarbonate base. Includes a defrost setting, removable crumb tray, variable browning selector, and reheat functionality. An additional rack for making sandwiches is available.

Size: 10h x 17w x 4.5″d

Toaster with Bread Warmer Item# 64757

Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Availability: Buy Toaster With Bread Warmer here

Newson dish doctor by Marc Newson

Kitchens with limited counterspace and no dishwashers could use a dishrack like this. The little pegs allow you to store lots of different plates, and provide more surface area unlike those metal drying racks.

Purchase Information:

Price: $62.00
Availability: Buy Newson dish doctor by Marc Newson here

Droplet (dropper)

Something like this makes me want to cook just so I could use it.

“This curious object is intended to be a soy sauce dropper, but would work well for other liquids in your gourmet pantry, like your fanciest olive oil. Fill with your liquid of choice, hold your finger over the hole in the dropper and lift – you control the drops with a little bit of physics. This elegant glassware will look beautiful on your dining table.”

3″ diam, 4″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Droplet (dropper) here

Sergio Asti: Daruma Canister

I love this canister, designed by Sergio Asti in 1967.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Sergio Asti: Daruma Canister here

Knife Magnets

These industrial strength magnets can be placed on any wall and hold up to two knives each.

The magnets are enclosed in stainless steel with non-slip rubber fronts.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.00
Availability: Buy Knife Magnets here