Archive for October, 2008
Why didn’t we think of this? Come to think of it, why didn’t you? These colorful little characters are utensil clips are for holding on to the side of your pots. Not more drip stains on the counter (or less, at least.) . Stainless steel and silicone; heat resistant to 600°F; dishwasher safe and they come in 6 flavors, including pink. Only $7 bucks at Sur La Table.
As I remember, James Bond always drank martinis, “shaken not stirred.” Still, that salient fact hasn’t stopped champagne maker Bollinger from creating a bullet-shaped Champagne bottle that has Bollinger 007 inscribed on the exterior. Naturally, it’s to promote the latest Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace”. When empty, the advert suggests you use it to “store your essentials” in as it comes with a silver key . Only 207 numbered bottles will be produced, so it comes with a hefty price tag –$5765.00. For that price, we expect a date with Daniel Craig.
In a practical and fun way the Herb Stand organises your herbs. Scissors and herbs are gathered together in one place, making it easy to season your food. The Herb Stand is the perfect way to keep and use your herbs. With Herb Stand, designer Jakob Heiberg has focused on function and utility, while creating a design that is different. Its clean form language makes its function clear. However, Herb Stand is also a practical and amusing way to keep and use your herbs. Herb Stand can be easily separated and the parts can be used on their own or together. The saucer ensures an even watering and emphasises the functionality.
Georg Jensen’s best-sellers; the Quack serving jug will be completed new additions to the Quack family during fall 2008: a milk jug, sugar bowl, tray and two sizes of thermo mugs in two different colours.The new set complements the serving jug from 2003, and Maria Berntsen has carried the unique and humorous duck-shape on to the milk jug and bowl, which, besides serving as a sugar bowl, can also be used for snacks, cookies etc.
We’ve been meaning to tell you that you need new wine glasses, and not just because that last party you threw got out of hand and people starting throwing their wineglasses in the fireplace. Stock up on these beautiful, limited edition Riedel ‘O’ stemless wine glasses and feel good knowing 15% of the sales is donated to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation.
Here’s a bright idea: Colorful colanders which are made to fit in the corner of the sink, leaving you plenty of room to prepare the rest of the meal. Perfect for pasta at 2½ liter. Dishwasher safe and did we mention the bright colors?
For years, savvy cooks have been using edible gold and silver for party food and cocktails. Easy Leaf Products is the sole importer and distributor in North America for ORO FINO (edible gold) and ARGENTO FINO (edible silver) which dress up even a peanut butter sandwhich, though I’d recommend it for cocktails, sparkly cakes…..
We love these “feet” for your hot pots. Doesn’t it look like an animated pot you’d find in a “Wallace and Gromit” short? Take a set of 6 silicone trivets, throw the tetras like dice and voila! you’ve got yourself a hot plate. For $26 you get a set of 6 (1 red piece + 5 white pieces). Made in Germany, from Designboom.
Did you know that Sake is suppossed to be drunk out of cedar vessal and sake cups, as is the tradition in Japan? Of course you do, so let us introduce you to Designer Shunji Kurimori, who is famous for using old cedar trees with a very narrow grain, which results in a low-conduction vessel that keeps cold sake cool, hot sake warm. Pair the Cedar Sake Bottle with the Cedar Sake Cup to practice another ancient tradition: sharing sake and conversation with friends. From Design Within Reach.
Just because we’re on a perennial diet doesn’t mean we don’t want a treat now and then. When we do, we go for the Cuisipro Ice Cream “Scoop & Stack” which creates cylindrical blocks of ice cream for a mix n’ match action. The scooper is easy to use with a simple twist-and-lift action and push button release. Dishwasher safe, thank goodness. $14.95 from Wrapables.