At this year's New York International Gift Fair there was the typical mix of the good, bad and the ugly. A standout from the Accent on Design section of the fair this year was Menu A/S, a Danish homewares design company that was founded in 1979 to supply steel products to the catering industry. Since then, Menu has collaborated with an impressive group of Scandinavian and international designers to produce highly functional and beautifully designed tools for living. This season, the brand introduced some great pieces to help you transition from Winter to Spring.
The Glass Kettle Teapot, designed by Norm Architects, can be placed directly on your stovetop and includes a retractable tea egg attached by a silicon 'string' that is built into the cap of the kettle. Once your tea is steeped to your liking, simply pull the string and the tea egg secures to the top of the kettle -- minimizing post-steeping drips and mess.(more...)"