Misc Kitchen Accessories

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

home-lab 13 element kitchen kit by modus

The home-lab 13 element kitchen kit by modus includes a mortar and pestle, spice spoon/spatula, a double sided spatula, table spoon, deep tray, utility pitcher, 3 ingredients bowls, and 3 beakers (12 oz, 4 oz and 2 oz). Each of the 13 pieces is constructed of thermal, shock resistant, high mechanical strength alumina porcelain. It’s also this really cool milky color.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Jasper Morrison Appliances

DWR just released a new line of kitchen appliances (and they take Target’s Michael Graves collection to school!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $138
Availability: Buy Jasper Morrison Appliances here

Kitchen Racking System

This would be great for people who don’t have a lot of storage space in the kitchen. You have to be tidy though or it could quickly turn into an eyesore.

rust-resistant stainless steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00-$34.00
Availability: Buy Kitchen Racking System here

Erika Kitchen System

You might have seen this in the recent Dwell magazine, but if you haven’t, take a look. You can put the different pieces together any which way you want.

More information:

View Erika Kitchen System here