Le Creuset’s pretty and practical kettles quickly boil water for tea, French-press coffee, oatmeal and more. At home in both traditional and contemporary kitchens, this classic design combines the elegant styling of an antique with elements of modern technology. This kettle features a unique locking handle and heat-resistant phenolic knob for easy lifting, pouring and cleaning. Single-tone whistle lets you know when water reaches a rolling boil.
There are few manufacturers who warm our hearts—and tables—like Heath Ceramics in Sausailto, California. This ceramic bowl, in a seasonal red hue, could be a salad-serving piece as its name suggests, though we think it'd look most excellent filled with green beans.
Our recent trip down to Los Angeles for Dwell on Design allowed us a little time to stroll around Abbot Kinney in Venice, and one of our favorite stops was a small shop called Tortoise. If you live in the South Bay, a trip to the boutique (with a second location "general store" just down the street) is a super bet for browsing beautiful Japanese design. This iron bottle opener is just a taste of the range of art objects and functional pieces they stock.
When I started entertaining at my upstate house I was stunned that many people don't drink coffee. Life without coffee? Never! But with more and more houseguests requesting tea, I decided to go a mission to find not only the perfect tea kettle, but also the perfect teapot. Here are some of those that I love the most.