Staub Teapot.

Yes, it’s possible to fall in love with an innanimate object. the Staub teapot fuses Japanese style with a removable infusion ball and locking stainless handles that actually hold the lid in place. There’s nothing worse than pouring hot water out of a teapot only to have the scolding hot lid fall off against your hand. Kudos to Staub for remedying this in a gorgeous way.



I drink inordinate amounts of coffee on a daily basis. I haven’t made the Big Switch to espresso yet (and I stress the word yet), but when I do the You&Me espresso machine would be perfect. It’s the smallest in the world, as well as quiet and beautiful. The perfect combination, wouldn’t you agree?


molo float.

molo, a Vancouver-based design studio, is dedicated to exploring materials and space making. Their float line of products is a great representative of that idea. float is a line of thermal-resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines to emphasize anything served within. The suspended bowl design also performs the function of insulating your hand from the beverage. Pictured above are the float tea cups and float champagne flutes.


Chiasso Fruit Stack.

Fall = Apples.
It’s as simple as that.

This Fruit Stack by Chiasso would be perfect to store my favorite Pink Lady apples. The vertical design allows the fruit to ripen without bruising and – my favorite part – doesn’t take up as much space as your average fruit bowl. i generally just put all of my fruit in the fridge, but this would be a great excuse to put it out on display.


Moscardino Sporks.

The spork is highly underated as a utensil. I love that these Moscardino sporks by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni are sans handle. Seems like they’d make eating lunch a little like having tapas, but without the “Gross, now I have to go wash my hands” factor. You can pick up a set of twenty-five for $20 from the MoMA store.


Droog Design.

Straight outta Amsterdam Droog’s mentality is “creating innovative concepts that change perspective.” Their products connect with the user more than most, insisting upon interaction. Quite possibly one of the coolest aspects of Droog is that the core of their design work – Droog Lab – consists of designers the world over.

I’m digging these things at at their Shop right now: Do Frame, Sugar Cage and Twofold Napkins.



I heart Susanna Shaw’s Hover-spoon. The utensils balance on the rim of cups and bowls, appearing to float. Fortunately, the Hover-spoon also provides a clean way of resting your cutlery during dinner. Ironically, there are forks and spoons available in the aesthitcally beautiful collection. I’d feel a little gipped if I were the spoon’s four-pronged, un-named sidekick. You know if, um, forks had feelings and all.


Lemon Squeezer.

Another example of great design at work. It seems like this lemon squeezer at j-me would be perfect for putting a few drops of lemon in your tea or on your salad. Not to mention I think it would make measuring a breeze.