This harvested Ash bookend caught our eye on a recent trip to the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, which has a lovely little shop nestled in at the Sutter Street location. Cut and shaped from a single piece of wood, Abanico—Spanish for "fan"—can be folded flat or opened like an accordion to prop up your favorite paperbacks.
Quinn’s bespoke sound-absorbing wall panels combine natural wool felt with three-dimensional patterning, which engenders greater surface area and flow resistance to reduce ambient noise levels. annekyyroquinn.com
This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components reflect their use; the widest piece indicates where you grip the grinding mechanism; the tall section shows where the pepper and salt is stored.
A seated 12-course dinner may still exist in some corner of the universe, but our favorite kind of to-do is the one that keeps a host out of the kitchen. These gadgets take the work out of food prep, leaving more time to party.
A lot comprised of 22 mills contains the following: nine examples with Puegeot grinding mechanisms, thirteen pieces signed by Dansk Designs, four signed by Dansk Designs Ltd. Thailand, and four signed by Dansk Designs. Only one is unmarked. All were constructed in 1972 by Jens Quistgaard.