Two-Handled Cheese Knife Used throughout the Netherlands and designed to cut gouda and other rind cheeses, the Two-Handled Cheese Knife is beautifully curved and has an ergonomic wooden handle at each end to provide leverage while slicing. It is made by the largest cheese instrument company in the world, which has been in business for over 100 years. Hand-wash only. $25
Winner of a student design contest, this espresso set includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers, six porcelain cups, and six stainless-steel spoons that rest across the cups. In addition to serving espresso, the set can also be used to serve appetizers and desserts. Espresso cups are dishwasher- and microwave-safe; espresso spoons are dishwasher-safe. $65
MoMA - The Water Knife Sharpener is a superb three-stage ceramic sharpener that puts a razor edge on dual-sided blades. Pour water into the sharpener to keep the ceramic whetstone constantly rinsed. The oblique angle of the coarse, medium, and fine ceramic wheels restores and polishes double-sided blades quickly, safely, and with ease.
Loop Candelabra by Daniel Black and Martin Blum, 2006. Available from MOMA store. Many thanks to V.S. for giving me this beauty I keep on the Gehry Hat Trick dining table.