The fireplace is an oft-ignored spot for design-worthy tools and accessories; here's roundup of gift ideas for the fire tender in your life.
Above: A sling of heavyweight charcoal gray felt, the Felt Log Carrier is finished with black canvas and sturdy wood handles; $14.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: Made of high-quality Teflon-coated Belgian linen, the Wood Mitt is fully lined and wrapped in leather and Teflon-coated linen to keep your hand and forearm protected when carrying firewood or tending a fire. Made in Belgium; $130 (currently on sale for $110.50) at Design Within Reach.
Above: A companion piece to the Belgian wood mitt is the Wood Carrier; also made of high-quality Teflon-coated Belgian linen, the carrier is a roomy sack with reinforced side panels and leather handles that are double stitched and riveted. Made in Belgium; $250 (currently on sale for $212.50) at Design Within Reach.
Above: For some old-fashioned fun, consider the 3-quart long-handled Popcorn Popper, designed to be used over an open flame; $35 at Terrain.
Above: The cast iron Match Strike and Keeper adds a sculptural element to the mantle; $60 at Canoe.