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Grill your food at the table

Korean BBQ joints are great places to sit around, drink with friends, and grill thinly sliced meat. You can do this at home with this great grill by Eva Solo.

Table Grill by Eva Solo

The Eva Solo Table Grill beautifies your table and is perfect for tapas and picnics. The handy size and practical handle makes it easy to carry and enjoy your grilled food anywhere. The bowl is made of Porcelain while the grid and insert, which holds the glowing coals, are made of Stainless Steel.

Prior to being lit, the grill can be held by the steel handle. When hot, it stands securely on a Wood table protector. The bowl, grid, and insert are all dishwasher safe.
Table Grill by Eva Solo – Amazon.com

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Stainless steel Soropot may be the ultimate teapot

The Joey Roth Sorapot is made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and food-grade silicone. It was designed by Joey Roth. While the initial design is pretty darn cool, wait until you start using it.

The Sorapot is made from an uncoated stainless steel. This means it will gradually develop a patina where you touch it. The glass tube is removable and easy to clean, and all parts are dishwasher safe.

Joey Roth Sorapot, Brushed Finish

Here’s an interview with the designer

Sorapot from Kevin Rose on Vimeo.

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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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Timo Sarpeneva’s iconic dutch oven

This beautiful dutch oven was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1960. The inspiration came  from his blacksmith grandfather. It looks as great on the table as it performs in the oven.

iittala Sarpaneva 3-Quart Cast Iron Casserole with Wooden Handle

Sarpaneva was born in Helsinki and was an important figure in Finnish design. He’s best known for his glass work.

Timo Sarpaneva Collection in the Designmuseo, Helsinki

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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