One fish, two fish, red fish…(well almost) will protect your table in Alessi's Pescher trivet. When not in use, it folds up to form a neat and tidy school ready to rise to the occasion the next time a hot plate comes a callin'.
- The family-owned Italian design powerhouse Alessi held a party here in San Francisco to celebrate its local shop's tenth anniversary.
After attending two weddings in the span of a single week, we've got champagne on the brain, big time. Rather than risk drying out completely, we'll spend our Monday lovingly eying the unfussy shape of these Colombina flutes by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, imagining jolly toasts, lots of hugs, and tiny bubbles tickling our nose.
- Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper.
Eating crow is never fun, but this drinking crow is a perfect boozing buddy. Sand-cast and glazed in the traditional Japanese style of Nambu Tekki, the iron figurine will easily pop the cap off of the beverage of your choice and look stately on the kitchen counter when not in use.
A silver (stainless steel) platter for the star of Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey. This 19.25-by-13-inch serving plate by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi should hold just about every bird fit for stuffing.
Okay, we'll admit that it's pretty rare that we'll pop the cap off a beer we can't finish. In the rare occurance we decide to save some for later, this nifty little bottle opener will not only open the booze but reseal it again afterwards, so each and every bottle is good to the last drop. Order one from the very cool Kiosk shop.
Cabinets and drawers can very quickly become cluttered piles of pots and pans, and finding the right one to use for dinner is like a precarious game of culinary Jenga. Enter this clever pot rack, a ceiling-and-wall-attached steel unit from Portland-based studio Merkled. The spindly wires are, in fact, super study pieces of salvaged steel from a local company, powder-coated and strong enough to handle your collection of Le Creuset.