Give yourself one less thing to worry about with the Breville Tea Brewer ($250). Designed for the discerning tea drinker and incredibly lazy alike, this one-touch brewer features a fully automated tea basket that moves your leaves down into the water, then gently agitates them to infuse your tea with flavor, as the whole system keeps track of what variety of tea you're brewing, adjusting the water temperature and brewing time accordingly. Or, you could just do the same thing with a stove, thermometer, and egg timer. Good luck with that.
Sure, it's a litte strange to be recommending an entire kitchen made by a company best known for its trash cans, but one look at these Vipp Kitchen Modules ($TBA) and you'll understand. While the frame if the main module is made from powder-coated aluminum, the fronts and handles of the cabinets are made from powder-coated stainless steel, and the table top is made from a massive 5mm thick piece of stainless steel, featuring a welded, fully integrated sink, and four integrated gas burners with steel knobs. Other modules feature similar materials and add extra storage, as well as an induction and oven solution developed in collaboration with Marc Newson for SMEG. Available exclusively in the company's Flagship Store in Copenhagen. [Scouted by Nico]
You don't need to appreciate clever design to like the Deglon Meeting Knife Set ($740) — but it helps. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, this ingenious set includes a 3-1/4-inch paring knife, 5-1/4-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef knife, and 8-3/4-inch slicer, alternatively made with an internal cavity or shaped to go inside one, such that the entire set fits into the included steel block using roughly the same amount of space as a standard chef's knife — which also makes it perfect for those times when space is at a premium.