Ditch bottled water for a cheaper, cleaner alternative with the Cuisinart Cleanwater Countertop Filtration System ($169). This convenient gadget can filter up to two gallons of water at a time, removing contaminants like chlorine, mercury and lead while offering hot, cold, and room temperature water all from just two taps. No bottles, no waste. Just clean, pure water.
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.