Posts Tagged 'kitchen'

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?

M-Cups

“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.

INSET

“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

5 things to do in your kitchen before a trip

being the nerd that i am, i will be leaving for the Comic Con convention in San Diego tomorrow.  whenever you are gone for long periods of time, its always good to follow these simple rules:

  1. Take out the trash and recycling. This one is obvious: don’t leave a scrap of trash in your kitchen. Take it all out and put in a fresh bag. In fact, this is a good time to clean out your trash and recycling containers.
  2. Deal with your compost. If you compost indoors, this is a good time to dump it all outdoors. Or just make sure that any scraps in the refrigerator or in your compost pail are disposed of before you leave.
  3. Dispose of food that will spoil. Hopefully you’ve been working on this for a few days before you leave; eat up any leftovers in the fridge, and eat or cook things that will spoil like soft cheeses, dairy, and produce. Some perishables might last just fine; check the expiration dates on your yogurt, eggs, and butter.
  4. Do the dishes! We love coming home to a clean kitchen. Sometimes a plate or two will get left in the sink when we race off to the airport, but generally we always wash the dishes before leaving.
  5. Do an extra wipe-down of the fridge and countertops. When you leave home for awhile, especially if it’s summertime and the air conditioning will be off while you’re away, it’s a prime time for odors and germs to proliferate in the kitchen. We try to leave an extra-clean space behind by wiping down the countertops and fridge with cleaner before leaving.

<3 kt

Next best thing to your own sushi boats!

Just the other day I was telling my friends about how much I want my a river with sushi boats in my house. Unfortunately most San Francisco landlords are not so keen on people putting tiny rivers in their apartments so I will have to wait until I get a house of my own. But until then, I can fill my need for mobile sushi with a sushi train!

Shinkansen Bullet Train Sushi Go Round Restaurant

Modeled after the infamous Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan, this kit allows you to build your own bullet train track and comes with train cars to tote the sushi. If youre having a party you can play conductor and decide when your guests get their meal or you could just sit by yourself and play master of the sushi train (totally what I would do). The train comes with two cars and either plates or bowls and can be operated manually or on auto pilot. It also includes chopsticks and fake sushi so you can do some trial runs before using the real thing.

The set can be shipped from Japan and retails for around $66 dollars (not including shipping).

[link via TokyoMango]

<3 seanalyn

Burn words onto your meat

Do you love meat? Do you love burning things? Then have I found the perfect product for you!

The BBQ Branding Iron

Really, why should cattle ranchers have all the fun? Now you can torch pretty much whatever you want onto a piece of steak, chicken, pork, salmon or even tofu! The BBQ Branding Iron comes complete with 52 letters and 8 blank spaces to let your imagination run wild.

“Thanks to two lines of text and a whole heap of letters, the possibilities are (almost) endless: ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Road Kill’, ‘McTasty’, Eat Me’, ‘Vegans Suck’, ‘Crime Scene’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘RIP Daisy’, ‘What Diet’, ‘Medium Rare’, ‘Ouch’… and those are just the clean ones. Profanity-seared meat splattered with ketchup? What’s not to like!”

Whats not to like indeed! You can pre-order the BBQ Branding Iron from the UK for £14.95 by clicking here.

<3 seanalyn

Space Invaders ice cube trays

Ok so my friend Patrick Klepek just pointed me in the direction of the most awesome ice cube tray ever. Ok, I know I find a new awesome ice cube tray every other month but seriously this one is amazing.

Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray

This one actually tops the Tetris Ice Cube tray in terms of awesomeness and geekyness. The tray is a durable silicon tray that allows you to make 4 different pixely aliens from the classic Taito game which is one of the most successful and beloved games of all time. At a mere $7.50 how can you not buy it?


Mmmm whiskey and pixels….a match made in heaven.

<3 seanalyn

Create create culinary art with Magic Five

Ever wonder how restaurants get those perfectly even lines of sauce on your food? Yeah I can never figure it out either but someone has figured out how to make them them yourself with ease. Introducing the…

Magic Five

This Japanese bottles have 5 evenly spaced holes at the tip allowing you to expertly decorate your food with whatever sauce you like (medium thickness like mayo works best). Recently a blogger discovered them while eating Okonomiyaki (or as I call it, Okonomnomnomiyaki) in Kyoto Japan last fall. Unfortunately these bottles are only available in Japan, so I guess I’ll have to wait until I go to Tokyo this summer to pick some up!

[link via Boing Boing Gadgets]

<3 seanalyn

Shark Fin Ice cubes

I think I know what Im getting Katie for her birthday!

Shark Fin Ice Tray

For all you Jaws and shark fanatics now you can play out all your favorite shark-tastical moments with your drinks.

Man goes into cage, cage goes into vodka….sharks in the vodka….we’re gonna need a bigger boat.

<3 seanalyn


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