Kitchen Accessories

Repurposed Beer Cloth Apron

If you want to look cool while cooking, throw one of these aprons on. Then, when someone says, ‘Hey, that’s a cool apron’ you can say, ‘Oh, this thing? Yeah, it’s a repurposed beer cloth with old climbing rope for the neck strap and waist tie. Kind of cool, huh?’ And then you’ll flip your omelette (or gourmet pancakes or some other incredibly delicious breakfast food) and look like you’ve got your life completely figured out, you smug bastard.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Available from: Dwell

Japanese Porcelain Stacking Tools

My goodness, this stacking set packs quite the punch in tools. A mortar with pestle, a ginger/garlic/zest grater, a citrus juicer, and a storage canister (that also acts as a ladle holder) all stack together for a unified system. So, don’t go running back to the kitchen to get whatever tool you need, bring the whole thing to the table for an impressive display of dinner prep right in front of your guests and/or family. They’ll be awed by your efficiency and skills (let’s hope for the best case scenario).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Sambonet Terra.Cotto Cookware

Colorful cookware? Sure, why not? Sambonet’s Terra.Cotto Piral designs are “recognized as the highest quality terracotta cookware in the world able to withstand temperatures ranging from 250° C to 280°C in an oven or a microwave.” The materials are eco-friendly, so they’re a smart and easy addition to your collection of saucepans and pots.
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Price: $85.00 -155.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool

Short on drawer space in the kitchen? This Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool will help. It has 8 essential kitchen tools, all housed within a shape similar to a wine bottle. You’ll have a funnel, a lemon juicer, a spice grater, and egg masher, a cheese grater, a lid grip/opener, an egg yolk separator, a measuring cup, and even a little attachment to use the funnel as a vase. It’s not expensive, so it might not last the longest, but if you’re on a tight budget it’ll do the job(s).

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Price: $13.99
Available from: Amazon

Tilt Cutting Boards

As we’re all well aware, there are many excellent cutting boards for us to choose from, and now we can add one more to the ever growing pile. Danish designer Tobias Tøstesen has created the Tilt Cutting Board for Menu, and it has an angled side to let it lean steadily against a wall for storage. Its asymmetry adds further to its aesthetic; rounded and straight lines set it apart from the usual (now boring?) rectangle.
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Price: $30.00 - 35.00
Available from: A+R Store

Hexagon Stand

Paper towel holders aren’t big business, so there’s not a plethora of options out there to fit a picky person’s aesthetic. However, Ferm Living comes to the rescue with this Hexagon Stand. Made of solid brass (matte polished) and a marble base, it’s subtle and, dare I say, beautiful. Does a paper towel holder deserve such high praise? This one does.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Available from: Ferm Living Shop

Pumpkin Carving Set

Unless you’re an overachieving domestic god/goddess, chances are you don’t have specific blades to carve this year’s Jack-o’-lanterns. Do yourself a favor and get the right tools for the job, thus avoiding any accidents that could involve blood spurting out way before the special effects are ready.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $21.95
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Tagliapizza Pizza Cutter

Is this a beautiful pizza cutter or what? Not that you need every single tool in your kitchen to be the best of the best, but, if you’re going to own a pizza cutter, it might as well be this one, right? A single ribbon of steel curves around to create a tab that accommodates your thumb’s pressure- it also keeps the wheel elevated off the table to avoid a mess. For anyone that loves their artisan (or takeout/delivery) pie, this might be the perfect gift.
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Price: $84.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Marinade Set with Pipette Brush

I don’t think I’ve ever marinaded anything in my life, but this Marinade Set with Pipette Brush looks like it would be kind of fun to use, doesn’t it? The pipette with brush would deliver your marinade in a precise manner while eliminating any errant drippings, thus making your kitchen easier to clean after your cooking is finished. Nice.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Burke Decor

Japanese Aged Brass Knife Block

This is an expensive knife block. My twenty-some-odd-old self probably would have not posted it back in the day because of the price, but my firmly-in-my-thirties self has a bit more disposable income. I hope you do too, of course, because then we could convince each other that we could afford to spend this much on a block, especially if we plan to have it for decades. Aged brass and a detachable cherry wood five-slot top will certainly last that long, and more, if cared for appropriately.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Available from: Nickey Kehoe

Hot Kettle

Not that you need the warning, but this kettle gets HOT. The stainless steel body and handle have a distinct industrial vibe and its two red buttons safely release steam and hot water. Designed by Selab + Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti, it’ll heat your water up safely and efficiently. (Note: boiling water in a pan for tea or coffee is sad. Get a kettle.)

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Price: $85.00 - 100.00
Available from: GSelect

Chopping Board Set

When you’re out on an adventure, there’s no reason to do without decent kitchen tools. This medium sized chopping board folds up and stores a knife inside, allowing you to prepare foods with ease on your picnic or day trip. Does that mean there’s no need for soggy sandwiches? Yes, indeed.
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Price: $39.95
Available from: Snowpeak

Kobenstyle Casserole – Green

Yes, your memory serves correct, we have featured the Kobenstyle Casserole dish before, but that was back in 2012 and it was a bright, tomato red. This time it’s done in a green color exclusive to MoMA, and, who knows, that might appeal to your kitchen’s aesthetic more than the red ever did. Kobenstyle was created in 1956 for Dansk®, a Danish manufacturer, and remains well known today for its lighter-weight enameled steel. The lid is especially handy with its cruciform handles; invert it and use it as the pot’s trivet.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Handled Cutting Boards

What’s this pile of curvy, ornate wood planks? They’re cutting boards by Haidee Drew, and each one has an intricate handle that’s sure to dress up every bit of food you prepare and serve. You might recognize a small nod to old silver serving pieces in the design of the handles, and you’d be spot on, as the designer drew her inspiration from the silver collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Price: $64.00 - 119.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Index Collection Tea Towels

If you’re interested in color theory, have I got the tea towels for you. Raw Color has created a series of tea towels that explore concepts from graphic design in woven form. From 10% to 100% intensity, each box of color appears to be printed on as a sort of large scale screen key (those little boxes on the sides of printed fabrics), yet each is expressed by altering the fabric weave. It’s the concept of print and traditional weaving combined. There’s also the Index Collection Blankets, which are even more impressive because of the larger scale; they’re available from Raw Color’s website for €375.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop