Never judge a book by its cover. For example, when you buy top notch coffee and brew it to perfection, but use crummy plastic mugs to hold the luxury liquid. Get your game on the same level as your beans with a Hasami Black Porcelain mug. Simple, subtle, and damn sexy, this mug was fired in Japan using the same traditions that date back almost 400 years. Make room in the cupboard.
This is not your mother's kettle, though hers was nice too. We're ushering in the modern age of coffee and tea, where the kettle that puts down roots on your stove sets the tone for your home and your day. The precision-pour spout and the counterbalanced handle create an a steady, even stream of coffee or tea right into your cup. To make sure your joe is just the way you like it, there's also a built-in brew range thermometer so you can stay up to speed on your coffee temperature. So when you're picking out that all-important piece, go for a sleek minimalist look and sturdy stainless steel construction that has all the bells and none of the whistling of your mom's kettle.
There are a few ways you can make your kitchen more attractive. An easy one is to team up with Fog Linen, a Japanese brand that makes design-friendly, everyday linens for the house and home.
These kitchen cloths are slightly thicker than the average, adding some heft and durability to your cleaning tool kit. Each one is spun from premium Lithuanian flax and gets softer and more absorbent with every wash.