DeLonghi kMix Coffee Maker $143
Coming in a wide range of cute colors, the minimalist kMix drip coffee maker from DeLonghi is perfect for a no-fuss morning brew. Made from die-cast aluminum, the appliance features intuitive controls and adjustable temperature control for the right amount of heat.
1920s German Light Bulb Voltage Tester Bar $1,995
Restoration Hardware has replicated a 1920s-era lightbulb tester found in Germany and turned it into a bar cart for the vintage-industrial-minded decorator with a penchant for booze. The Sputnik-shaped iron orb hinges open to reveal bottle shelves, hooks for glassware and a wine rack, or you can open a small hatch for a quick grab.
Whiskey-Soaked Toothpicks $6
Used in the olden days to calm teething babies, whiskey-soaked toothpicks are making a comeback. While we may have made up the historical anecdote, these three varieties of sophisticated picks are certainly great for anxious adults. The trio is made from Northern White Birch and flavored with raw mint and cinnamon, single malt Scotch, and barrel-aged Kentucky straight bourbon, respectively.
Japanese ceramicist and RCA grad Ikuko Iwamoto takes a Buddhist approach to her medium, and her flexible thinking leads to pieces that are both sculptural and functional. These meticulously hand-dotted, slip-cast porcelain jugs—designed for “a bizarre tea ceremony”—feature a bewildering but beautiful tactility.
Conductor Flask $215
Surname Goods' Conductor Flask is made like an old tin can, whereby a thin layer of tin is lined to a metal exterior to prevent rust. Here, your portable tipple of choice gets encased in lustrous copper, which develops a natural patina over time.
It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug $12
You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.
Helle Damkjaer + Georg Jensen
Cocktail Set Pestle $63
A good muddler is a solid investment, but it will greatly improve your fresh fruit margaritas, old fashioned cocktails and those summery mojitos. Helle Damkjær's stainless steel pestle for Georg Jensen is visually striking yet dishwasher safe.
Pioneer Folding Toaster $20
While your cast iron skillet can cook just about everything when camping, it won't be much help in toasting the bread for your breakfast sandwich. This is where the 200-year-old pioneer folding toaster comes in. Packable and light, the old-school tool will toast your buns to perfection with minimal effort asked. And it's made in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sequence Bar Glasses $218 - 932
Hand-blown and hand-etched, the "Sequence" glass and decanter set by Czech artist Natalia Ognevia for Artel is designed in homage to Viennese glass legend Josef Hoffmann.
1900 Box $34
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
Modern Apron $90
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in denim and gray ticking stripe, this is a piece you won't mind leaving on between courses or projects.
Mark McGinnis + SCP
Megatropolis Collection $30 - 100
Brooklyn-based illustrator Mark McGinnis added a creative touch of his local turf to a bone china collection for London design shop SCP. The detailed Megatropolis collection features humorous ruminations on urban living, with each piece decorated by hand by craftsmen in Stoke-on-Trent.
Jacobsen Salt Co
Artisan Sea Salt Slide Tin $3
Harvested from the cold waters off the coast of Oregon, Jacobsen Salt Co's beautifully flakey crystals strike the perfect balance between earthy minerality and full on salty ocean flavor. Loved by chefs like Thomas Keller (Per Se) and April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), Jacobsen's salt has the refinement of centuries-old fleur de sel with the zing of new American enthusiasm.
Chiaverini Cherries Jam $10
With packaging as sweet as its contents, Chiaverini's canned jam makes for a pleasant little foodstuff gift. Available at the equally adorable and sophisticated London shop, The Hambledon, the brand's Florentine origins date back to 1928.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
Glass Food Storage $15+
These BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free glass containers come in a variety of sizes and with its own colorful silicone sleeve that uses button tabs to secure on the lid. They’re safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher, making lunches and leftovers easier and more attractive than ever before.