You never miss a specialized kitchen utensil until you need one. Here are some gadgets to core an apple, scrape a cutting board, strip a cob of corn and chop a clove of garlic.
Just in time for winter, Bodum has this serving jug for hot chocolate (or chocolate milk). This heat-resistant handled glass jug has a stainless steel propeller and is top rack safe.
Looking at these bowls empty, you would be hard pressed to see what is so unique. But fill them with milk (and cereal, duh!) and you see what is so special. Each bowl pools up the liquid and reveals an animal like a bird, cat and wolf. Cleverly cool!
StudioPartó is a fabricator of all things fabric for the kitchen. The hand-printed textile company out of California is a great example of simple, natural design. They have a small roster of products — aprons, bags and tea towels — but they are all done very well.