Home Gift Guide
all about gifts for the HOME. A roundup of all our favorite things that we’ve featured from the past year. Perfect to bring to the host of a party, give to your boss or that homebody of a pal. These gifts are sure to bring a smile to that special person on your list. Picks above 1. Frazier & Wing Mobile 2. Kamenoko Tawashi Scrubber 3. Condiment Jars with Chalk Surface 4. Fine Little Day Cutting Boards 5. Loyal Loot Log Bowls 6. Love & Victory Decanter Set 7. Best Year Wine Stopper 8. Whale Tissue Holder 9. Hanging Air Plant Pod 10. Jonathan Adler Gorilla 11. Salt & Pepper Cellars 12. Lux Bowls 13. Wolfum Coasters 14. Pop Mug 15. Brooklyn Slate Company Cheese Board 16. Jen Pearson Apothecary Matchstick Bottle
Photo: Frazier & Wing, The Shop at Cooper Hewitt, Canvas, Fine Little Day, Provide (Facebook), Love & Victory, Yolk, Sparkly Pony, Michael McDowell @ Mudpuppy, Jonathan Adler, Paulova on Etsy, 603 Here & There, Wolfum, Big Tomato Company, Brooklyn Slate Company, House Beautiful
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Copper Turtle Grater
when it comes to kitchen gadgets (clothes and shoes are a whole different story), but the copper turtle grater seems like a neat thing to have around. The sharp, hand carved blades are perfect for grating raw wasabi, ginger and I would imagine vegetables and cheese as well. The tail of the turtle can be used to hang it out of reach of little hands, while also showing it off as a fine piece of kitchen decor. Turtles symbolize longevity and stability in many cultures and this Japanese product is said to represent omotenashi, which is the idea of gracious hospitality carried out effortlessly. Form and function at its best.
Photo: The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt
Kamenoko Tawashi Scrubber
a plain old sponge just doesn’t cut it. The Kamenoko Tawashi Scrubber from Japan seems like a pretty amazing little thing. First produced in 1907 by Seizaemon Nishio, who developed it out of palm fiber. Durable enough to tackle tubs and sinks (hey, you never know who lived there before you), pots & pans, or even root vegetables. It would make a great housewarming gift along with this, and can be found at The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt.
Photo: The Shop at Cooper Hewitt