Crush Groove

Ecopodedit

Step on its foot pedal, and the Ecopod crushes plastic and aluminum containers and stores them in a plastic pod for curbside recycling. The unit also contains pods for newspapers, glass bottles, and plastic bags. $328 at Williams-Sonoma. [via shelterrific]

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Nut Job

Nutcracker

Made in Germany, the Nusskubus Nutcracker is comprised of two beechwood cubes with different sized hollows carved in the sides for cracking various nuts: "Simply place a nut in one of the hollows and slam the two cubes together." It's stylish, functional, and, slam, therapeutic. $35 at MoMA.

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Get a Grip

Knife

MKS Knives, the creation of designer Adam Simha, meld steel blades forged in Sheffield, England, with shiny red, green, and blue vinyl bike handles (pictured here is a mezzaluna). The knives, in various shapes and sizes, range from $150 to $225 at the MKS Design Shop. [via CHOW]

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Down with PTZ?

Brugo_1 Are you down with PTZ? That's the "Perfect Temperature Zone," according to the makers of the Brugo travel mug.

As you tip the thermal mug, hot coffee is released into a small chamber at the top where it cools down before reaching PTZ. $19.95 in multiple colors at Brugo.

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Spoiler Alert

Daysago_1 When did you open that baby food? And, how many days months has it been since you unsealed that jar of mayonnaise? The New York Times recently pointed to the DaysAgo "digital day counter," a nifty timer which attaches to a container either magnetically or by suction to track the declining freshness of your food. $10 for a pair at howmanydaysago.com.

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Chop Chop

Millercuttingboard

The smart design of the Miller Cutting Board, made of laminated bamboo, includes a removable stainless steel bowl for sweeping away the errant garlic peel or collecting your finely chopped shallots. $28, including three bowls, at Furni. Via outblush.

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Tricky Trivet

Propellertrivet

Space-starved New Yorkers, take note: the nifty Propeller Trivet by Danish design firm Menu collapses on its axis, so you can stow it away in a kitchen drawer. I spotted the silicone gadget at at the Milan branch of Italian housewares mini-chain D CUBE, but you can also find it stateside at the Museum of Modern Art. $18 at the MoMA Store.

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Coffee for One

Coffee for One

Why suffer through undrinkable office coffee, when you can make your own individual brew? Perfect for the workplace, the Coffee for One coffee-maker comprises a ceramic french press pot with a matching, stacking mug. One pot brews 14 ounces of coffee. $26 in red, blue, black, and aqua at wishingfish.com.

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Allium Express

Garliccard

Inventor and former chef Herman Rasmuson and designer Lisa Flodin have created the Garlic Card, a minimalist grater patterned on the design of a credit card (the embossed letters scrape away bits of garlic as you rub the clove along the card). We don't really recommend that you add the Garlic Card to your wallet, but for hardcore gastronomes, this might just be the perfect travel accessory. $5.99 in assorted colors at Stacks and Stacks.

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Nice Cubes

LEGO ice cube tray

Who knew that LEGO was in the kitchen supply business? As seen at Cool Hunting, this LEGO ice cube tray makes 10 ice cubes in the shape of the classic toy bricks. Use them to chill your favorite drink or as the building blocks to create your own personal ice sculpture. Also from LEGO: coasters, a corkscrew, and salt and pepper shakers. The ice cube trays are $7.99 each at LEGO.

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