For the aesthete on your list who insists that even kitchen sponges be attractive, 11 gifts that marry utility with beauty:
Above: Catskills-based furniture designer Brian Persico also makes artful wood kitchen tools, including organically shaped cutting boards; prices start at $125.
Above: We also like Brian’s pair of hand-carved, steam-bent Osage Kitchen Tongs in the prettiest of yellows; $110.
Above: This Kitchen Linens Set at Kept includes three dish cloths, two tea towels, and three flour sack towels; $151.
Above: Fog Linen’s quilted natural linen Oven Mitt is appealingly sized; $28 at Nalata/Nalata.
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.
Above: These small Japanese Hand Brooms are $32 (angled) and $27 (small) at Nickey Kehoe.
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.
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.
Above: The perfect solution for hideously patterned tissue boxes, the Hinoki Moon Tissue Box by Tosa Ryu is $76 at Tenzo.
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.
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.
For more of our holiday gift guides this year, see:
- Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: 10 Outstanding Jigsaw Puzzles
- Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: 15 Surprises for the Eco-Minded Aesthete
- Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the Home Fragrance Snob
- Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Cookbooks to Give (and Cook From) This Winter
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For Beloved Dogs & Cats