And another clever design that has really taken into consideration the way it functions, is the Cut and Slide Boards by Design For Use.
The wooden chopping board is nested within a boat shape ceramic dish. The elevated, curved end creates a scoop like section that acts like a dish that catches and contains food as you chop it. This simple addition means you keep your board space free for food preparation, you won’t have food rolling off the board onto the floor and the scoop shape aids transfer of the food from board to pan.
Now that’s one clever chopping board!
Cut and Slide Boards – Small $30, Medium $69.00 available through Design For Use.
I am completely in love with this 2011 prototype called “Handle Me” by Oeyvind Wyller, Christoffer Angell and Simen Aarseth as part of the collective Angell Wyller Aarseth.
Made from cast iron with dowel handles, this set looks stunning in the classic combination of black and white but is also a sturdy, reliable piece of cookware. Cast iron cookware lasts a lifetime, and can take a battering and still maintain its finish.
I look at this design as a perfect mix of aesthetics with practicality, a real “Chefs” tool, that is a serious piece of cookware you could easily present your meal in, from kitchen to table voila!
Minimal, classic, durable. Bravo Angell Wyller Aarseth!
Trust Jonathan Adler to inject some fun into your home.
He has teamed up with the iconic brand Kohler to create a range of colourful sinks that will become the statement piece in your house. Available in a range of classy colours that are bold but still classic, why not take this chance to mix it up a little and evolve from the standard white bowl.
And I love that he is wearing red and green together, Mr Adler, you little risk taker!
Although it isn’t actually something new, exposed pipes in the home can make a striking design feature.
Brass pipes have long been used in Victorian bathroom decor, stainless steel in more recent designs but recently the resurgence of copper is really taking off (if you can afford it that is!) Just look how exposed pipes have been used in the following Pinterest images. The styles move from Victorian, to industrial, to cool minimalism with ease but I have to say, the polished copper just has to be my favourite, how about you?
I’m nominating designer Christian Bjorn as a cooks best friend.
He has designed a range of oven trays like no other. These porcelain dishes can be combined and stacked even while cooking in the oven! That’s right, you can create a mini apartment block for your dinner and still have everything cook evenly! Think how much more you could fit in your oven by removing your shelves and stacking these. And when your degustation extravaganza is ready, the dishes can be set straight onto the table thanks to the heat-resistant silicone feet.
The Stackable Oven Trays are also freezer, microwave and dishwasher proof so it has never been easier to be the hostess with the mostest!