Kitchen Accessories

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

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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

Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens

There’s a certain fabulousness about chainmail, especially considering the success of Christophe Decarnin’s Spring 2010 collection for Balmain. Now we can bring a little bit of that glamour home and put it to good use in the kitchen. Carl Merten’s Oyster Glove is perfect for protecting your hands while de-boning, filleting, slicing, and shucking. Is it also good for a night out on the town? You’re on your own with that one.

One size fits all.
Also available at Cooking.com for $139.95.

Purchase Information:

Price: €199.00
Availability: Buy Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens here

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Squeeze Bottle by Royal VKB

Thanks to Arian Brekveld for what’s probably the sexiest squeeze bottle I’ve ever seen. I hear it’s dishwasher safe, it’s made of polypropylene plastic with caps in several colors, and for a few extra bucks it’s also available in stainless steel.

Designer: Arian Brekveld
8.2 x 2.3 inches
Design-Plus Award 2006

Purchase Information:

Price: €7.95
Availability: Buy Squeeze Bottle by Royal VKB here

Iceblox by Martin Zampach

Our second free header spot* goes to Martin Zampach. His ICEBLOX look like a lot of fun (note that the silicone mold can be used also for making chocolate, jelly and biscuits), so he gets a little free spot here on BLTD. We asked him a few questions about the design process:

What inspired you to create this product?
Actually inspiration came from my childhood when I was playing tetris like crazy on small one-purpose game handheld. Then It came to my mind again when I was in Moscow in summer 2007. Actually creator of this game is Russian engineer who designed it in 1984. I’ve got the idea that with ice or chocolate cubes could be fun too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.99
Available from: Supermarket

Silverware Dishtowels at Anthropologie

Sure! Go ahead and eat with your hands. You’ll look totally civilized as long as you have these French-made, waffle-weave, spoon-and-fork cotton towels nearby. They’re a little pricey at $38 each, but they’re beautifully crisp, refreshingly white, and good at soaking up spills.

27.5 x 19.75 inches

Fork available here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Silverware Dishtowels at Anthropologie here

Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

Enjoy fresh squeezed in a new whole way with this handsome juicer. It’s manually operated, so be prepared to work for your refreshing beverage.

Materials: Cast Zinc
Dimensions: 7 1/2 W x 24 H x 8 1/2 D

[via Uncrate]

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Availability: Buy Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer here

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Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph

Smart collection of kitchen tools that keep your utensils elevated whilst cooking…

The Elevate™ range of kitchen tools are designed to improve hygiene and minimize the mess made by placing mucky utensils onto kitchen surfaces. An innovative weighted handle with an integrated tool rest ensures that when an Elevate™ utensil is placed down, the head is always raised off the work surface. The Elevate™ range comprises of 6 essential tools, available individually or as a boxed gift set.

Dishwasher safe.
Available individually (£8.00) or as a boxed gift set (£40.00).

[via Holycool.net]

Purchase Information:

Price: £8.00
Availability: Buy Elevate Kitchen Tools by Joseph and Joseph here

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