Archive for the ‘Kitchen accessories’ Category
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? If your lucky gift recipient is a foodie, enjoys a tipple or likes spending time at home cooking or baking, here are some fun, colourful and useful accessories for the contemporary kitchen that would be ideal as a presents.
Chunky jigsaw design coasters and trivet, £25.45
Beau and Elliott confetti double oven glove, £18
Reindeer or penguin wine rack, £23
Combination lock bottle stop, £15
“I could eat a horse” spaghetti measurer, £9
Biscuit dunkability mug, £12
3D dinosaur cookie cutter set, £11
Alessi parrot sommelier corkscrew, £35
Camembert cheese board and dish, £29.50
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Cheese? Yes, please!
All our favourite cheeses and more are featured on this cheese design tea towel from the Old English Company.
Reminisce about your cheese favourites as you dry the dishes….then perhaps give in to the temptation of a cheesy snack after.
The screen printed cotton tea towel is handmade in Britain and costs £9.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Hot on the heels of the rich tea biscuit tray, here’s some more biscuity goodness to add to your home.
These chunky wooden coasters have been lovingly designed in the style of a digestive biscuit. They’re made in Britain from locally sourced oak wood and look amazingly realistic.
The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, these are one type of digestives that really are calorie-free!
The coasters are produced by SquarePear Furniture and are sold as a set of four, for £24.95.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Mmmm, we love a good biscuit design!
To add to the collection of Custard Cream cushions, Jammy Dodger boxes and Party Ring pink biscuit home accessories, how about a Rich Tea tray?
The tray is very effectively designed and looks just like the distinctive biscuit. It’s made from tin, so will be suitably sturdy for carrying hot drinks on, and is well priced at only £12.
You’ll find the Rich Tea biscuit tray over at The Contemporary Home.
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Forget watching tennis with strawberries and cream to hand….why not tuck into cheese and crackers instead?
This lovely round solid oak wood serving board, which is perfect to use for cheese and biscuits, is designed with the distinctive curved markings of a tennis ball and engraved with the word ‘serve.’
It can even double up as an additional chopping board and, to preserve the design, you could turn it over and chop on the reverse side.
Each tennis themed wooden serving board is made to order by Winning Works, for £30.
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Forget egg boxes, why not store your eggs in a helter skelter design egg holder instead?
Designed to be left out on a kitchen countertop, rather than stored in the fridge, the egg holder is made from powder coated steel and can hold up to 24 hens’ eggs.
As egg holders go, it’s a rather fun and different design. It’s available in 11 different funky colours are are available to order from The Egg Skelter, for £23.75 each.
Friday, March 15th, 2013
The offers section of Heal’s is currently bursting with plenty of great deals and up to 70% off some items, so is a definite must for fab Friday bargain hunters.
Here are some fab kitchen accessories for kitting out a fresh design kitchen.
As fan’s of MissPrint designs, it’s a brilliant bargain to find the green woodland design mug for just £2.10. Buy a set of four and still have change from a tenner.
We love the quirky design of the Bliss in the Woods acorn salt and pepper set, with the ceramic acorns pots sitting on an oak tree shaped leaf (made of oak wood, of course). The set is now half price at £17.50.
If you’re going to be baking or measuring cooking ingredients, then you need a reliable set of kitchen scales. These Typhoon electronic kitchen scales are sleek in design, yet lively in style. Choose from a multicoloured or black dot design, now half price at just £18.
And finally, it’s not for the kitchen, but we can’t resist mentioning this rug….
The purple flat weave wool rug was £230, but is now reduced to £69. Great for adding a splash of colour to your floor and an extra layer of warmth for your feet to step on.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
It’s not the most exciting of kitchen purchases, but if you’re going to be washing up dishes, a dish rack drainer is a useful kitchen accessory to have. Plates, dishes and bowls can be safely propped up without falling over, allowing excess water to drain off and save your tea towel from getting to soggy when you dry up.
The majority of dish racks seem to be square or rectangular, with some made of uninspiring plastic or cheap chrome that doesn’t retain its colour or finish. So it’s nice to find a contemporary design that’s not only made of steel, but is also round in shape.
Designed by Pauline Deltour for Alessi, the a tempo dish drinking rack is made from polished steel and has a great aesthetic to it. It’s compact enough to work in small kitchen spaces, has enough room to stand plates and dishes, plus a cutlery draining pot too.
It’s worth shopping around for this dish rack, as prices vary considerably. Dotmaison sell it for £128 (gulp), whereas Made in Design have it available for £66. We’ve also found a new one for a little bit less on eBay (£63 and free P&P).
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
There are some fab design mugs around at the moment. Whether you need a mug for work, for your morning cup of coffee, or afternoon brew, here are 9 of our favourites, all costing £10 and less.
1. Pyrex pattern mug, £6.95 from Bread & Jam
2. Anorak kissing polar bears mug, £9.95 from Bloomsbury Store
3. Queens peacocks proud mug, £5 from John Lewis
4. Mr and Mrs Pigeon mugs, £9 each from Lovely Pigeon
5. Wild & Wolf Scrabble alphabet tile mug, £7.95 from Present Provider
6. Yes Deer mug, £9 from Heal’s
7. Pantone Universe violet 7672 mug, £7 from Occa-Home
8. Orla Kiely pear stripe mug, £8.50 from John Lewis
9. Rob Ryan maggie’s garden mug, £10.00 from Amazon
Monday, November 19th, 2012
Chop to perfection
If you’re a bit OCD about food preparation and like your vegetables to be cut to perfection, then this is the chopping board for you!
The precision chopping board does as its name suggests and helps you chop precisely and accurately.
The board is marked out with clear measurements so you can cut everything to the same length and, for serious chefs, there are guidelines for the measurements such as fine brunoise and allumette.
The naturally antibacterial precision chopping board is made from beechwood and available from Culture Vulture, where it’s priced at £19.99.