Cast Iron Twig Skewers

April 28, 2008

Grilling outdoors gets back to nature with cast iron twig skewers. While providing the look of an actual twig the cast iron branches distribute heat evenly and has a non-stick finish for easy clean up. 

Cast Iron Twig Skewers

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Darumina Canister

April 24, 2008

I currently hide my canisters away in a cabinet because they are your run of the mill, ugly plastic containers. These however, I would let grace my counters…

The canisters were designed in 1967 by Sergio Asti. He originally designed it as a table lamp. The beautiful Darumina canister has a beautiful organic shape with rounded edges. It is made of high quality Japanese porcelain.

I don’t drink coffee and I never have time in the morning to do anything but run out the door more or less to make a cup of tea. Well now they have an automatic teapot that you can set for the type of tea you want – black, green, or herbal or or to the steeping time of your choice (3-7 minutes). Works with either loose-leaf teas or teabags

Steepware Automatic Teapot

DaysAgo Digital Counter

April 16, 2008

If your refrigerator is anything like mine then this handy little device might be for you…

The DaysAgo Digital Counter tracks exactly how many days leftover containers have been in the refrigerator or freezer. It can also be used to keep track of how long it’s been since the air filter has been changed or how many days ago your plants were watered.

DaysAgo Digital Counter

Round Pumpkin Dish

March 20, 2008

Who knew the bottom of a pumpkin could look so nice as a dish?….Apparently Daniel Reynolds, who designed this pumpkin dish to identify the organic forms found in nature.

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Round Pumpkin Dish

Index Chopping Boards

March 20, 2008

I’m a stickler for making sure my chicken is always cut on the same cutting board….so I can appreciate these Index Chopping Boards from the MOMA store….of course if you want to be really anal they are stored in awful close proximity to one another….

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Index Chopping Boards    $85

Desserts

March 19, 2008

So I don’t usually post food or recipes….but all day long I kept being distracted by recipes for desserts…. so I thought I’d share my favorite….it’s from a delicious looking blog called Bakerella

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Chocolate Cupcake Lollipops

I like this so much better than a conventional chip and dip server….

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Swissmar Bamboo Appetizer Set   $23.99

Play with your food…

March 14, 2008

Jamie Wieck has created these kid friendly plates that actually make you want to play with your food. The plates of a simple embossed feature that turn them into templates that allows the user to use their food as facial features, even one the food has been eaten.

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Portable BBQ

March 11, 2008

The Portable BBQ is a fully collapsible grill that folds down to about the size of a folding chair with the grill plate being stowed away inside.

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Portable BBQ   $40.23

Candy Necklace

March 7, 2008

first they made candy rings more attractive….now they’ve done it with candy necklaces…..only better….

Sweet Silver replaces jewels with candy and gives you the option to leave ‘er there or devour it to reveal an underlying pendant. The necklace design is by Gisele Garcia and the candy by Papabubble.

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Cheese Grater

March 7, 2008

I like when someone take the mundane and makes it look good….here’s a good looking cheese grater….

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Emmo    $75  (good looking comes at a price!)

Restless Chopsticks

March 6, 2008

This make so much more sense to me than buying a separate rest for your chopsticks….and then actually having it when you need it. Brilliant design by mikiya kobayashi.

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Restless  $12.00

Chocolate Pencils

March 5, 2008

Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil, but in this case, the “pencils” are chocolate and come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity.

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Squeeze Bottle

February 29, 2008

I thought this was a wonderful alternative to having to sit out those ugly ketchup and mustard bottles when your have a cookout or what not….

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Ketchup, mustard and other condiments get a new look with Arian Brekveld’s Squeeze Bottle. Crafted from stainless steel on the top half and squeezable plastic on the bottom, the Squeeze Bottle has a removable stainless steel cap, which lets you shake up vinaigrettes or other dressings with no mess.

 DWR  $28 on sale

Happy Pills

February 27, 2008

I’d seen these quite some time ago, but since then I’ve brought them up in conversation again and again saying this person or that could use some “happy pills”…. so since the wonderful concept stayed with me I figured I would post them.

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“Against the unbearable lightness of being”, “Against mondays”, and “Against the square root”

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they’re located in Barcelona but they don’t seem to have a website….

Candy-Glam Rings

February 18, 2008

So these remind me of when I was younger and would get those lollypop rings….only these I may not want to eat. While their not exactly my fashion taste they would make a hell of a conversation starter!

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http://www.escriba.es/candyglamrings/index2.html