Kitchen Accessories

Tea towel Error 3

This tea towel is infected by a ‘Design Virus’. Designed by Pieke Bergmans (of Crystal Virus fame) for the Textile Museum, her aim is to create “personalized mass production” where irregularities are included rather than discarded.

Tea towel Error 3 is shown above, and there’s a total of 6 Tea towel Errors in red or blue to choose from on Wannekes.com.

Purchase Information:

Price: €15.00
Available from: Wannekes.com

Turkey Target Tea Towel

The season’s festivities are upon us and with Thanksgiving just around the corner you might want to check out these tea towels. 100% natural eco cotton and 95% guaranteed to be the best host/hostess give ever. The reindeer one (below) is my favorite.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £7.00
Available from: Bless

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

Compost Freezer Storage Bin

So, you’re all for the idea of composting, but the smell and occasional fruit flies annoy the hell out of you. What do you do? You get this freezer bin, that’s what. Designed by Fuccillo Studio, this silicone bin allows you to store your scraps in the freezer* and ‘pop’ them out at the compost heap.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $58.50
Available from: Compost Mania

Source: Inhabitat

Triangle Tea Towel

I’ve stated my love for tea towels before, and this triangle drawing has me itching to ‘add to cart’. Also, check out the Triangle Pillow ($45) with the same design on natural linen.

Original drawing of triangles in an indigo blue ink on 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton fabric.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: bookhou

A Tempo Dish Drainer

This and the High & Dry Dishrack can compete for the ‘coolest dishdrainer/rack’ title, though this one might lose since it’s a little higher price wise. It looks like the US Alessi shop is out of stock, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s back in.

Designed by Pauline Deltour.
18/10 stainless steel with cutlery drainer, £58.00
Tray in thermoplastic resin, £15.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £58.00
Available from: made in design

Brass Bottle Openers, Trivet

These cast brass openers and trivet might seem like something you’d pass over in a second, but consider how nice they’d be as a gift for a host/hostess or coworker or something. I’m just saying think about it; they’re functional objects that will stand the test of time without offending anyone’s design sensibilities.

Crescent bottle opener, $50.00 (2.5″dia.)
Brass bottle opener, $60.00 (5.5″l)
Sunburst Brass Trivet, $99.00, (7″dia.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: CHATCHADA

Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks

This is to news to me, but keeping vegetables like garlic, shallots, onions, and potatoes from light will delay sprouting and they will last longer. These cotton Vegetable Keep Sacks by Mastrad do just that while also providing a convenient means of storage and access. And of course, they look awesome. Comes in small, medium and large sizes, priced at $7.95, $8.95, and $9.95 respectively.

Small: 9″ L x 5.5″ W, holds 2 lbs
Medium: 10.25″ L x 6.5″ W, holds 4 lbs
Large: 14″ L x 8″ W, holds 8 lbs

Materials: Cotton and linen
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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95
Availability: Buy Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks here

Apron Guides

Just how handy would this apron be in the kitchen? Numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times, a cooking glossary and more are all printed on the front, making useful information available right at your fingertips.

Available for preorder.
Design by John Caswell

More information:

View Apron Guides here

Source: Holycool

Elevate 6-Piece Utensil Set

We featured these Elevate Kitchen Tools earlier this year, but they’re now available stateside and in a multi-color kit, so they might be a tad more tempting. If you’re not familiar with the Elevate collection, the weighted handles keep utensil heads from touching worktop surfaces.

by Joseph Joseph

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Uma

Boomerang Wok

If you love stir-frying your food, check out this Boomerang Wok by Nikolai Carels. The unique cupped edge allows for you to turn/stir your ingredients with a simple movement while reducing possible mess. Smart, right? Now we just need some product reviews to confirm it works well.

Designed by Nikolai Carels
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Purchase Information:

Price: €79.00
Availability: Buy Boomerang Wok here

Lines and Squares Dishcloth

Just in case you need a little scholastic inspiration in the kitchen… fyi, this retail site is in german, but you can go to google translate for guidance when purchasing.

Design: I Saw It First
100% cotton.
48 x H 76 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: �12,00
Availability: Buy Lines and Squares Dishcloth here

Source: the girl in the green dress

Royal VKB Herb Garden

Organize all your fresh herbs together in one spot, with scissors at the ready to cut however much you need.

Material: Melamine
Dimensions: 15.4″ x 6.9″h x 4.5

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Royal VKB Herb Garden here

Van Doesburg Alphabet Tea Towel

If you’re a fan of typography, you might recognize this sans-serif typeface based on Theo van Doesburg’s orignal designs for an alphabet in 1919. Isn’t it strange how something almost designed a century ago still feels current?

100% Cotton.
Dimensions 72x45cm

Purchase Information:

Price: 7.50
Availability: Buy Van Doesburg Alphabet Tea Towel here

Serving Dish with Dual Handles

There’s nothing quite like a new piece of kitchen gadgetry to motivate you to spend more time in the kitchen, right? This Eva Solo serving dish might not look fancy, but it sure sounds handy to have. The stainless steel handles allow you to hold the dish in one hand and serve with the other, or, as the case may be, serve the dish straight from the table and rest assured that the silicone ends will keep your table protected. Plus, it’s fireproof porcelain, so it can handle whatever heat you throw at it.

Dimensions: 14″ l x 11″ w x 2.5″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $113.00
Available from: A+R Store