• Post-Apple Palate Cleanser: Beautiful Cast-Iron Skillets

    Quick! I need something — anything without a touchscreen. Something not in the cloud. And no apps. And no 3G. And no 2G. And no buttons. Something that’s been in use for… oh, a good 2000 years straight. Yes, these beautiful cast-iron skillets from Borough Furnace are just what I required. [via NotCot] Read More

  • Another Canon Lens Mug! Want So Bad!

    What is it about lens mugs that gets me? Ever since we first saw that 70-200L thermos, I’ve had lens muggery on the mind. And now that classic Canon lens styling is in a more convenient mug form. It even comes with a lens cap lid! Read More

  • Ninjabread Men: A Stocking Stuffer For The Silent Killer In Your Life

    Yeah yeah, it’s a little early for the “stocking stuffer” talk. But hey, you buy a couple doodads now, that’s a few less doodads you gotta buy later. It’d be cool to give ninja cookie cutters to one kid and pirate ones to the other, and then have them make a gingerbread battle royale. Read More

  • Box + Many Skewers = Knife Block

    Back in June, we tried out a kitchen gadget called the Kapoosh. It’s an alternative to traditional wooden knife blocks in that… well, go watch the video. But this enterprising Redditor has created something perhaps even better (and almost certainly cheaper) by putting a bunch of wooden skewers in a wooden box. Instructions: 1. Place skewers in box (ensure the pointy ends face… Read More

  • This ceramic electric kettle is elegant – and gorgeous

    Well-designed kitchen stuff hits me right here, guys. I don’t know why. An elegant pan or pastry scraper is more exciting to me than a Droid X or new Sony camcorder. And here’s something I thought I’d never see: an electric kettle I desperately want. Read More

  • Steak-based computing from Intel, coming to a kitchen near you (seriously)

    This is great. If it actually works, it’s like the Surfaceless Surface crossed with… I don’t know, Cooking Mama. Intel Labs’ Tabletop Computing is about natural interactions with real objects, on regular surfaces. Of course, I doubt your kitchen is naturally dark enough to support a projected interface like this one, but they’ll figure something out. Sure… Read More

  • Tea Sub. For your daily cuteness infusion needs

    I’m not a tea drinker yet, but I’ve already started thinking about what method I’ll be using to create the stuff. I mean, you can go loose leaf, or glass infuser, or tea ball, regular bags, and probably a number of other ways as well. Look at this thing, for example. I guess it falls under the infuser category, or a cross with tea ball, but let’s just call it what it is… Read More

  • Tasteful typography: Helvetica cookie cutters

    Everybody likes Helvetica, and even if you’re a little sick of it being used everywhere, all the time, I’m sure you won’t turn down a delicious cookie based on it. To be honest, Impact would probably be more practical for cookie-making, but that really won’t do if you’re hosting a typography party (I can haz frosting?). Read More

  • Water oven makes slow cookin' that roast a breeze

    We did a little roast beast this year on Christmas, and although it turned out great, there was a huge amount of consternation involving variations in oven temperature, at what intervals to re-baste, and that sort of thing. If only there were a precision cooking instrument in which I could put a vacuum-packed hunk of meat and have it suspended in a perfect mass of temperature-controlled… Read More

  • Castoven: Microwave with built-in YouTube player (video)

    Two researchers from Japan’s Keio University (which yours truly attended just until recently by the way) have developed a kitchen appliance aimed at the total web geek in you, a YouTube-powered microwave. The so-called Castoven [JP] is based on a conventional, unbranded model of “good quality” but sports a 10.4-inch LCD screen in the door panel. Read More

  • Powered cooler to replace ice at picnics – and you ask why there's an energy crisis

    Here’s the thing. I appreciate innovation. This rechargable portable refrigerator looks handy. Handy if you live in a world without ice. I mean really now: there is more water than anything else in the world, and you possess the means to freeze it in your very own home. Once you decide that you’d rather use up about a gazillawatt of energy to keep a couple drinks cold rather than… Read More