Posts Tagged 'appliances'

Fun funky household items

Readers of this blog know I have an affinity for almost everything Fred puts out and lucky me (unlucky my wallet) they just added a bunch of awesome new products to their site!

Loose Leaf

“Loose Leaf looks like it wafted out of the sky and flitted to your entryway. But looks can deceive – it’s actually a very reliable and practical doorstop, as functional as it is evocative! Each Loose Leaf is packaged on a durable, peggable chipboard backing card.”

I love this incorporation of an organic shape with a practical house hold item. Besides, who doesnt want to add a little more nature to their house?


“This set of 6 dry-measure cups nests neatly just like traditional Russian matryoshkas. They accurately measure 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup, and they’re built from heavy-duty, food-safe, long-life engineering plastics. M-Cups are useful, easy to store, and quite charming…so why not doll up YOUR kitchen with a little Russian folklore?”

Besides the obviousness that these are adorable measuring cups that dont look like measuring cups, what I love is that these are so cute you could keep them out in the open on your counter.


“These sleek and stylish salad servers are two of a kind – they nestle perfectly together for presentation and storage. They’re crafted from high-quality stainless steel with a fine brushed finish. The creation of renowned German designer Judith Hoefel, InSet is designed to love and built to last.”

Ah you sleek minimalist Germans, of course you would manage to so effortlessly remake salad servers! The best part about this is not only do I want it in my kitchen but I know this is something my mom would love…its both fun, practical and chic.

Now if you will excuse me, Ive got some online shopping to do.

<3 seanalyn

Artsy ladles

Ladles are are one of the most practical utensils in the kitchen, but unfortunately they are confined to either a drawer, a tin with other utensils or if they are lucky, a hanging pot rack. Well one designer has created a beautiful and striking way to store and display your beloved ladle.

Free-standing Ladles

Designed by Mikiya Kobayashi these ladles have a flat bottom which allows them to stand upright on a plate or any other flat surface. Perfect for creating a whimsical element in your kitchen. Unfortunately I cannot really read Japanese so I have no idea who much these cost or if they are even on the market, personally I would love to own one.

[link via tokyo mango]

Rapid beverage chiller

While trolling about the internet today I came across this product…

The Cooper Cooler HC01-A Rapid Beverage Chiller

This contraption boasts the ability to take a room temperature can of juice, beer, soda or even a bottle of wine and make it a thirst quenching 44 degrees in just a matter of minutes. The product costs about $50 on sale at Amazon which to me is a bit pricey for the product. However there have been many times (like Tuesday night) where I just served dinner only to realize that I forgot to chill the bottle of white wine. Lucky for me my freezer is a beast and can chill things about twice as fast as most other freezers. Still, I can definitely see the appeal of this product especially for parties and entertaining. I think I’ll wait until it drops another $20 before I consider picking it up thought.

If you too dont feel like shelling out $50 for a chilled beverage, check out this episode of one of my favorite shows, Mythbusters, where they look into myths about how to rapidly chill a 6-pack. If you feel like wasting your fire extinguisher (those things are expensive to refill) you can chill a beer in a matter of seconds by blasting it with the extinguisher.

<3 seanalyn

Geek Gear: Museum of Modern…Appliances?!

Who knew that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art sold ridiculously chic and sleek kitchen and home gadgets?! And here I thought it was just Dutch Renaissance notepads! Well heres my wish list of gear from SF MoMA

A sleek simplistic teapot that looks like a work of art. Swoooooon. Now if only I could justify dropping $200 on a teapot when I have a perfectly good $25 on on my stove.

Paradise Birds Salt and Pepper Shakers

I never thought I would see the day where I actually desired bird shaped salt and pepper shakers! Hell I never thought I would want any sort of decorative shakers because it seems like something my grandma would collect. But lo and behold, I want these innovative and cute shakers to sit aside my penguin set, my grandmothers vintage porcelain set and my 1UP mushroom set. To my boyfriend, Im sorry, I swear I wont start collecting doilies!

Drop Bottle Opener

This hopelessly chic bottle opener claims to be lightweight and ergonomic … I dont know it looks like you could bludgeon someone to death with it which makes it a multi use item! I love items with multiple uses!! I can open a beer and slay a burglar all in one swift motion!

Salad Servers Plant

Yet another kitchen item that I dont need but desperately want. I could only justify this purchase because they would match my 1UP mushroom salt and pepper shakers perfectly.

Cubix Lamp

Im not much of a lamp person but theres something about this that is so elegantly simple and comforting that I just love it….well either that or it just reminds me of Jenga.

To drool over and or purchase these items and more, head over to the SF MoMa shop.

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