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Alessi’s soy sauce container is one cute little chickadee

I don’t know what this cute little bird has to do with soy sauce. Why, of all things, would you rip its head open and fill it with salty soy sauce?

Why not? It’s Alessi!

A di Alessi Lily Bird Soy Sauce Container

The Lily Bird soy sauce container was designed by Stefano Giovannoni in 2008. It’s made of bone china.

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High in the sky with Alessi sushi set

This sushi set designed by Stefano Giovannoni in 2008 features whimsical birds and clouds that will make your meal delightful. The set contains a small dish for soy sauce, large plate, chopstick rest in bone china, set of chopsticks in PA and a silk place mat. This is a limited edition, like many Alessi items, so you’ll need to hurry up to get one of these for your birthday.

A di Alessi Birds and Clouds Sushi Set

Here’s an interview with the designer.

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Magnetic trivet keeps your table from getting scorched

Imagine you are carrying a large pot of soup to the table. Your hands are full, the pot is boiling hot, and your table is looking up and pleading for you to not burn it again.

These magnetic trivets attach themselves to your pot and will keep it safely away from your table. This smaller one is great for your gravy and frying pans.
Kuhn Rikon Magnetic Trivet, Small

Use this larger version on the dutch oven.

Kuhn Rikon Magnetic Trivet, Large

This set by Alessi features three magnetic trivets that can be combined to create different shapes or used individually for an assortment of hot and steamy pots.
Alessi DB01 Try It Trivet

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The art of the small spoon — designer espresso spoons

Think of the items people treasure. The things we hold dear and pass on from generation to generation. How big are they?

Usually we think of small, intimate items such as lockets, bibles, photographs, and jewelry. Small items require closer inspection and generate a relationship between the item and the viewer.

Espresso spoons are a small items that have generated significant attention from designers. I remember the first time I came across an espresso spoon set by Michael Graves in a museum gift shop. Their presence belied the small footprint.

Let’s look at some espresso spoons that go beyond functionality and explore the form.

This is our baseline, the stainless steel set by Henckels

J.A. Henckels Cottage Stainless-Steel Espresso Spoons, Set of 8

Blomus takes a minimalist approach with this set of flat espresso spoons.

UTILO Flat Espresso Spoon Set by Blomus
Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen build on this look by adding a traditional spoon pocket

Georg Jensen Arne Jacobsen Espresso Spoon (2 Pack)

Coffee house music takes on a new meaning with these treble spoons.

Music Treble Cleff Demitasse Espresso Spoon

Villeroy and Boch have this whimsical set of new wave silver espresso spoons
Villeroy & Boch New Wave Caffe Espresso Spoon, Silver

Alessi – the espresso spoon masters

Alessi is known for its high-end designs. Here is just a sample of spoons from their group of distinguished designers.

David Chipperfield
Alessi DC02SET Set of Four Espresso Spoons By David Chipperfield

Miriam Mirri
Alessi Il Caffe Alessi Set of 4 Heart-Shaped Spoons by Miriam Mirri

B. Marshall
Alessi DCM02SET Set of Four Espresso Spoons By B. Marshall

Espresso Maker

You’ll need something to make your espresso. This maker by Alessi is worthy of the spoons on the table.
Alessi 6 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker 9090/6

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Soft Cheese Knives by Alessi

Designed for cutting soft and semi-soft cheeses, with blades hand-forged at Berti Cutlery of Scarperia, Italy. The Alessi La Via Lattea Set of Soft Cheese Knives, created by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, has been engineered to ensure that every cut brings out the varied flavors of the cheese.

La Via Lattea Set of Soft Cheese Knives by Alessi

Alessi corkscrew

Once upon a time, Alessandro Mendini designed a little corkscrew in the shape of a lovely maiden. Anna G was her name and she brought Mendini much joy and fame.
Alessi Alessandro M Corkscrew - Siena

But Anna and Mendeni became a bit lonely. So along came Sandro M. Sandro is a happy, dapper little man with a corkscrew where it matters. This version is limited edition and hand painted.

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