KIOSK, the teeny tiny import boutique that focuses on plain and unadorned design. They are halfway between dime store and art installation, with a revolving stock of objects for sale culled and curated from various countries around the world. They look for products that are nearly hidden in everyday life, but somehow expressive of their culture. They've featured metal clips from Japan, string shopping bags from East Germany, a fish smoker from Finland, and many other well-designed but quiet (and inexpensive) items for home and kitchen. Here are two new favorites, and one, this time, is from America itself.
• KIOSK's current collection is from America, their first edition of quirky and useful products from around the United States. We love this Shaker onion basket; it supposedly will keep your onions happy and mold-free. It's out of stock, but more are expected in at any moment. • Shaker Onion Basket, $45
• KIOSK is also running a separate special edition called "9 FOR 2009" ..."Objects to cater to an obsessive streak." Well, we're pretty obsessed with coffee, so this slim, classic pot may be for us. It's from Japan, and it's made of enamel. • Slim Pot, $60 Do you have any favorite products from KIOSK? Related: Kiosk Finland: New for the Kitchen