Quack! Oink! New Cookware from Japan at MoMa

Only the most pig-headed cook would insist on owning a lid for every pot in the kitchen. Lids can be difficult to store, but are really a kitchen necessity.

We've been known to improvise by popping a dinner plate on top of a pot, but isn't this $18 soft silicone lid from the new Japan Collection at MoMA a far more fun alternative?

Best part: when the pan heats up, the steam escapes through the pig's snout!

Now after the jump, we'll show you the MoMA's duck and the amazing shapeshifting bread board...

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Whimsy can quickly turn cloying in the kitchen, but the little duckbill on the side of this $35 soy sauce dispenser seems just right to us. Could this also work at the table for people who like to dress their own salad?

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We also appreciate the ginger grater with a grippy base and the bread board that (get this!) folds to accommodate the shape of the bread you're cutting. AT:NY covered this outstanding collection too.

(Images: MoMA Store, NY Times)