Kitchen Accessories

Wood Glass Canisters

Storage containers are probably one of the lesser exciting things to shop for, especially when you consider all the other accessories and gadgets it takes to make a house a home. These containers would fit well within the kitchen, office or bathroom, corralling all manner of small things in a tidy silhouette of wood and glass. An optional rubber lip can be slipped on to create airtight storage.

Small ($20) or Large ($23).
(Ack! Small is out of stock, fyi.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Polar Ice Tray

What is this thingamajig, you say? Well, I know someone very picky about their ice cubes, and that someone would be quite happy to hear that this thingamajig is an ice tray that makes crystal clear ice. An insulated base allows air and impurities to compress at the bottom of the tray, leaving a block of clear ice at the top. Break apart for drinks or freeze flowers for decoration (does anyone do that?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Available from: A+R Store

The OCD Chef Cutting Board

If you and yours obsess over getting your ingredients exactly right, this cutting board is right up your alley. Though it’s worth noting that even if you’re nowhere near being OCD, this cutting board could possibly push you to be more obsessive than normal. It looks like it’s not available right away, but you can sign up to receive an email notice once it’s available for purchase.

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Scholten & Baijings Tea Towels

You might be familiar with the blankets and cushions of Scholten & Baijings, which are entirely amazing and retail anywhere from ~$250 per pillow and ~$700 – $1,700 per blanket (expensive, but, as I said, a-maze-ing). These graphic tea towels for Hay Denmark are an affordable way to enjoy the design duo’s fluorescent patterns; the towels cost $32 for a set of 2.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: A+R Store

Menu Steam Tower

Similar to bamboo asian steamers, this tower can cook fish, meat, vegetables in the oven at the same time. Steaming preserves natural vitamins and minerals, so you’ll have a healthier meal too. A recipe book by Chef Morten Koster is included.

Also available from Scandi Living for £59.95.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: arrango design

RETAIL FACILITY – Knife Rack

Whether you’re a die hard minimalist or just someone who appreciates simple no-frills kitchen accessories, you might like this bamboo knife rack by Taylors Eye Witness. See video below for closeups and installation.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £39.00
Available from: Retail Facility

London Fog Tea Towel

These tea towels from zakka nouveau are done in soft colors with the simplest of raindrops for a pattern… more than tempted to snap up the whole set, which runs $60 for all three.

First Kiss and London Fog shown above.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Kitchen Organizer

Holy, this Kitchen Organizer used to have the price tag of $699, and now it’s on sale for $349. Much more affordable, and could be just the thing to get your kitchen sorted.

from Design Within Reach.

Was: $699.00USD
Now:$349.50USD

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.50
Available from: Design Within Reach

Cut and Paste Cutting Boards

White and wood is used so often in product design because it always looks great and its style is timeless. Designer Klaus Hackl implements the two-tone palette in Maple and porcelain for his series of Cut & Paste cutting boards. I think they’re a bit small for serious kitchen use, but are just perfect for the dining table. The medium size measures 11 x 5.7, and the large is 17 x 8.5.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $21.05
Availability: Buy Cut and Paste Cutting Boards here

Source: Swiss Miss

Mysqueeze Citrus Squeezer

From our archives (originally published September 24, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

If you love your lemons, feast your eyes upon this citrus squeezer by Roland Kreiter. The innovative torpedo shape allows both sides to be utilized at once, making short work of enough juice for lemonade or your favorite cocktail.

Mysqueeze Citrus Squeezer was a winning entry in mydeco’s “Pure Creativity” competition juried by Philippe Starck.

Also, if you’re interested, Mark Tintner won the pure creativity competition to make a viral film based on the mysqueeze. See it on Vimeo.

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: arango

Trio Herb Pot

From our archives (originally published March 14, 2008), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

I can picture this quite clearly upon my kitchen windowsill.

“Scandinavian in its simple, unadorned and practical design, this ceramic pot is an ingenious way of enjoying fresh herbs much like flowers: Insert a bunch in the enlarged opening, and keep hydrated by pouring water into the corner hole. The broad base ensures that all those little stalks have access to water, while allowing air to circulate so herbs keep from becoming limp and waterlogged. Easy to take apart for cleaning.”

15.75″ l x 5″ w

Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00
Available from: A+R Store

Clyde Soap Dish/Brush

Yeah, soap dishes are boooring in a major way, usually way too boring to even bother with. But, if you’re one that always finds bars of soap disgusting because of the ‘watery mess’, take note of this dish/brush. Yes, it’s soap dish and a brush in one. The brush is a silicone tray with pitched bristles, so after you scrub up, turn it over and there’s a tidy nook for soap so that it stays put. Details make a difference.

Shown above, Red on Bone Soapdish.
Other colors available: Black, Black on Bone, Blue on Bone ,

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: kontextur.com

Cinnamon Bun Apron

Agh, something so terribly ‘cute’ about this apron, very Donna Wilson-esque with clouds and polkadots and such. 100% handmade and hand-screened with with soy-based ink in Los Angeles.

Also available at zakka nouveau : market.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: satsuki shibuya

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