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Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Good-Looking Utilitarian Goods

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Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Good-Looking Utilitarian Goods

December 8, 2020

For the aesthete on your list who insists that even kitchen sponges be attractive, 11 gifts that marry utility with beauty:

brian persico cutting boards 2
Above: Catskills-based furniture designer Brian Persico also makes artful wood kitchen tools, including organically shaped cutting boards; prices start at $125.
we also like brian&#8\2\17;s pair of hand carved, steam bent osage kitchen 10
Above: We also like Brian’s pair of hand-carved, steam-bent Osage Kitchen Tongs in the prettiest of yellows; $110.
this kitchen linens set at kept includes three dish cloths, two tea towels, and 11
Above: This Kitchen Linens Set at Kept includes three dish cloths, two tea towels, and three flour sack towels; $151.
fog linen&#8\2\17;s quilted natural linen oven mitt is appealingly sized; \ 12
Above: Fog Linen’s quilted natural linen Oven Mitt is appealingly sized; $28 at Nalata/Nalata.
the naturally dyed londra black fringed placemat is made of cotton and hemp by  13
Above: The naturally dyed Londra Black Fringed Placemat is made of cotton and hemp by Italian company Arcolaio; available in black and cream for $58 each at March SF.
these small japanese hand brooms are \$3\2 (angled) and \$\27 (small) at nickey 14
Above: These small Japanese Hand Brooms are $32 (angled) and $27 (small) at Nickey Kehoe.
the criss cross brooklyn fit apron by pillowpia is made of stonewashed linen. t 15
Above: The Criss Cross Brooklyn Fit Apron by Pillowpia is made of stonewashed linen. The apron is available in solid colors for $88 and in multicolored (with a large patch pocket) for $98.
studio be pôles&#8\2\17;s collection l’article matches, containing \150  16
Above: Studio Be-Pôles’s Collection L’Article Matches, containing 150 large matches made from poplar wood, with red, white, and blue heads, may just be the chicest matches we’ve ever seen; $30 at Ode to Things.
the perfect solution for hideously patterned tissue boxes, the hinoki moon tiss 17
Above: The perfect solution for hideously patterned tissue boxes, the Hinoki Moon Tissue Box by Tosa Ryu is $76 at Tenzo.
these crystal glass rulers by allon libermann and hye jin ahn draw &#8\2\20 18
Above: These crystal Glass Rulers by Allon Libermann and Hye Jin Ahn Draw “allows for precise alignment when placed above an existing drawing.” Available in centimeters and inches for $30 each; or buy both for $54 at Areaware.
an organized and pretty way to charge smart phones, the leather courant catch:3 19
Above: An organized and pretty way to charge smart phones, the leather Courant Catch:3 wireless charging station (shown in bone) has an integrated tray for storing other daily essentials; $175 at Acacia.

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