The first clear, warm, and beautifully park-worthy day of the year in San Francisco had us thinking about the thrill of the grill: sun on your face, wind in your hair, burgers gently charred. Convenience is key when you'll be out and about and bbq-ing, and this bucket design from Sagaform allows you to tote your supplies to the picnic spot. Don't forget the buns!
This ceramic pot by Giorgia Ricci allows for a little visual mix-and-match, as each one comes with three different colored lids that correspond and contrast with the color of the piece itself. After your watering duties are done, it will look good displayed alongside your indoor orchid or potted amaryllis.
Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake: For the past few months, I’ve been in a Japan state of mind. This December, my sister and I are heading to the archipelago of our ancestors—our father’s grandparents came from Japan to North American in the early 1900s. We’ve been busy doing what my colleague Aaron Britt has dubbed “Japlanning”: Japan-trip planning. On our itinerary thus far includes tasting beer in Sapporo, visiting relatives in Tokyo, and staying in a ryokan or two in Kyoto. Here’s what I’ve been eyeing in preparation for take off.
The simplest and cutest trivet I've seen in a while, from the Danish company Ferm Living. A chain of cork balls on a raw leather string—so simple, so clever. Plus, affordable!
You might know your way around a stiff drink or a hot dish, but it's a good idea to make sure your coasters and trivets can navigate their way as well. These concrete pieces by Nobuhiro Sato and A + R Store offer a road map to good design, as the southern Caifornia shop's two locations serve as the focal points on a 1/1200 scale.
Now here's a bright idea: breeze through the queue at the airport with these silicone carry-on travel bottles. At two ounces, they're small enough to join you on the plane, large enough to hold your shampoo, and durable enough to handle the overhead compartment.
These infinitely interesting salt and pepper shakers don't just resemble the traditional ear and mouth pieces from the telephones of yore; they really are (unused) pieces taken from from real phones!