Proud to Lick and Kitchen is for Dancing Tea Towels
Written by Katie on July 10, 2012. Permalink
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Better Living Through Design ™ — Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on July 10, 2012. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 5, 2012. Permalink
Most cooks leave mortar and pestles out on the countertop to avoid lugging them in and out of cabinets, and seeing as they’re out for everyone to see, they might as well be nice to look at. Marble, as some of you might know, is an excellent material for a mortar and pestle as it does not absorb odors from foods and provides a perfect grinding surface. Each varies slightly.
Purchase Information:Price: $60.00 - 80.00
Written by Katie on July 4, 2012. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 3, 2012. Permalink
Remember us mentioning the Scanwood office supplies? Scanwood does quite a few wood tabletop and kitchen accessories as well, thankfully with the same pared down aesthetic. A good deal of their collection is available from AllModern, but for now we’ll just admire this bread board with offset slats to channel crumbs.
Designed by: Knud Holscher
Material: Beech wood and marble
Easy to maintain
Dimensions: 1″ H x 10.2″ W x 15.4″ D
Purchase Information:Price: $40.99
Written by Katie on June 20, 2012. Permalink
The pieces of the Minotake collection by Japanese furniture designer Koizumi Makoto and Kohchosai Kosuga are quite beautiful, so much so that it’s easy to forget that they’re simply eating and cooking utensils. Utilizing the “natural curvature, lightness and strength of bamboo”, the spoons and spatula are ergonomically friendly, which, sadly, is rare to find in today’s marketplace. While the smaller spoons don’t look exactly suitable for soup, they do look quite perfect for rice or risotto.
Purchase Information:Price: $13.00 - 18.00
Written by Katie on June 14, 2012. Permalink
Yes, you could go on using those plastic clips to keep your bag of snacks fresh. You could also choose to purchase these wooden pins (made from sustainable farmed wood, of course). Perhaps the wooden pins would add the tiniest bit more pleasure in that they’re “designed”, but then again, perhaps you’d be just as happy with old fashioned wooden clothespins (24 pack for $9).
Purchase Information:Price: $3.99
Written by Katie on June 8, 2012. Permalink
I won’t bother with the what-is-this question, because you’ve most likely seen the title. Incredibly cute and, more importantly, smart, this little guy will eliminate the lemon-juice-on-the-hands situation that always seems inevitable. Also, the black version is on sale for $30 at greenergrassdesign, fyi.
Purchase Information:Price: $58.00
Written by Katie on June 7, 2012. Permalink
Start the grilling season off right with this 4 piece grilling set by OXO. The set includes a turner, tongs, silicone basting brush and hook- all made from stainless steel with wood handles. Plus, all 4 tools feature retractable hanging hooks that you can slide out of sight when not needed. Handy.
Purchase Information:Price: $49.99
Written by Katie on May 30, 2012. Permalink
Cutting boards with cutouts: a small alteration that helps guide food into/onto a prep bowl or plate. One of these boards might just fit your sink, but check to make sure your undermount has a minimum of 1/2″ reveal. Elkay has a whole range of sinks and accessories, so if neither of these fit your specifications, you might check out their other offerings.
Purchase Information:Price: $46.72 - 55.68
Written by Katie on May 14, 2012. Permalink
Corral bread crumbs easily with this cutting board from Alessi. As you slice bread, crumbs fall between the slats into the tray below, which then pulls out for quick cleaning. Designed by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, the very same couple who designed the Milky Way Minor Cheese Knife Set. If you know someone serious about their bread and cheese, you might consider either (or both, if you’re feeling generous) as a good gift idea.
Purchase Information:Price: $112.00
Written by Katie on May 10, 2012. Permalink
Mix your ingredients with this bowl set and you’ll have no need for measuring cups. Made of melamine with a wide spout for pouring, these two bowls have a non-skid bottom and nest to save space in your cabinets. The larger bowl measures up to 90 oz. (or 2.5 ltr) while the smaller measures up to 34 oz. (1 ltr).
Purchase Information:Price: $40.00
Written by Katie on May 8, 2012. Permalink
Just when you think your kitchen needs nothing more, someone goes and makes a vinegar bottle beautiful. Who needs a beautiful vinegar bottle? Well, nobody, really, but if you’re particular about the tiniest details, then you might as well go all out on a vinegar receptacle. There’s also the Kink Oil Bottle ($125) if you want a matching set.
Purchase Information:Price: $95.00
Written by Simon on May 2, 2012. Permalink
The Measure Tea Towel is a hand screen-printed tea towel designed by Dani Guralnick, featuring the most common measuring equivalents and conversions used in cooking. Of course, if you feel it’s too pretty to wipe up spilled wine with, it can also be hung up as art. Check out the previously posted Useful Towel for a different take on the useful-measurements-kitchen-towel.
Purchase Information:Price: $15.00
Written by Katie on April 24, 2012. Permalink
These are some of the nicest storage jars that I’ve ever seen. Each glass container has a flexible silicone collar that ensures an air-tight seal. While they’re intended for functional kitchen storage, you could easily use them wherever you need a container, say, for organizing desk items or jewelry.
Purchase Information:Price: $29.95 - 39.95
Written by Katie on April 20, 2012. Permalink
These wooden cutting boards are nice enough to display on a wall in your kitchen, and that will be easy to arrange as they have leather straps for exactly that purpose. Keep in mind that the larger the board, the higher the price, and the more you spend the more you’ll want to keep that board looking good with appropriate cutting board oil (such as BCM&T oil).
Purchase Information:Price: $60.00 and up