ISSUE 50  |  Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts: For the Kitchen

December 16, 2010 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Kitchen gifts that are both beautiful and useful (William Morris would approve).

Above: Dish Brush Holder Set; £25 at Ben Pentreath in London (includes seven natural hair brushes, a copper scrubber, and a brush holder).

Above: Set of four White Ironstone Pudding Basins from Burleigh; $111 at Blue and White.

Above: Milton Brook Mortar & Pestle; $25 at Cookware.

Above: The Harimi Dustpan and Broom, designed by Oji Masanori and made of persimmon-stained paper, is available from Analogue Life; prices start at approximately $18 for the small dustpan. The Harimi Dustpan is also available from Mjolk in Canada for CA $50.


Above: Canadian inventor and designer Tom Littledeer is known for his beautifully carved kitchen tools with fluid shapes inspired by canoe paddles. Each of the tools in this set is handcrafted from a single piece of North American maple and smoothly finished. The five-piece Littledeer Cooking Utensil Set is $99.95 at Williams-Sonoma; individual pieces are also available.