For those of you who don't have time to fiddle with a traditional tea brewer such as the lovely Sorapot, consider a digital alternative like the Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine ($350). This fully-programmable brewing wonder uses any type of loose tea, automatically controlling water temperature and brew time. With seven different settings, a hot plate that keeps the tea warm for up to 30 minutes, automatic shutoff, and a removable infusion basket and filter, it's perfect for the busy tea lover.
When you're trying to open your sixth-or-so beer, simplicity becomes paramount — and it doesn't get much more simple than the Blomus Bottle Opener ($12). Featuring single-piece, German engineered stainless steel construction, an ergonomically-designed handle, and squared curves, it's as beautiful as it is functional.