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Guest Picks: Dining in the Dark
Give your kitchen and dining room a hit of sophistication with serving pieces, cookware and kitchen tools in moody black
I usually steer straight for candy colors when it comes to kitchen accessories and finishes, but lately I'm starting to appreciate the sleek sophistication of black. Why do I suddenly want to toss everything out the window and move into a New York high-rise? I suppose a little online shopping will satisfy this urge. Here are my picks for ebony eye-pleasers perfect for any home. — Kristin from The Cuisinerd
Mason Cash Tagine - GBP 39.99
If you don't own a tagine yet then you best get your Paypal on, because this slow-cooking beauty is a kitchen must. And in black? Yes, please.
JIA Purple Clay Coffee Pot - $129
This coffee pot and I are about to become very close friends. Look at that handle! You are magnificent.
Pure Black Knife - $80
Now these are some knives I wouldn't mind having out on display. They mean serious business.
Miss Fabiola Lucite Coasters - $200
This pretty lady seems too refined to have a cold drink placed on her hairdo.
Cast Iron Casserole
This piece is equal parts old-world and modern. It's like Jack and Jill finally got a serious design update.
Tara Black Single-Hole Basin Mixer
This guy needs a subway tile backsplash ASAP!
58N Salt And Pepper Set - $41.65
Cork, you raise the bar when paired with black. You handsome, impermeable, and buoyant material, you.
Dual Black Gun Mugs - $35
A little humor, a little danger and a whole lot like someone I dated in college.
Rhino Box - $295
I want to store my tea in this lovely thing. Johnathan Adler, you can do no wrong in my book. God bless you.
Triangle Dinner Mats - EUR 20
Black and cork, you are the dream team collaboration and absolute perfection — especially in this geometric pattern.
Muuto Plus One Salt Cellar - $49
The texture of this salt seller is what seals the deal for me. What could feel so cold and impersonal actually has a warm and inviting characteristic.
Black Cable Knit Ceramic Cups - $28
I'm loving the organic detailing on this pottery set. It's almost as if it were made of lacquered cable knit (which surprisingly actually exists, according to my friend Google).
Tête-Â-Tête Salt And Pepper Mill - $248.63
I never knew salt and pepper mills could be so dignified.
Jia Wok - $285
Are you sensing a trend here? Black and natural materials are clearly playing favorites. One word: timeless.
Avva Bowl And Board - $84
This combination is perfectly designed for easy storage, but I don't think I could let it hide in my cupboard; it's too beautiful.
Le Creuset Stoneware 8-Ounce Petite Round Covered Casserole, Cassis - $28
I have a Le Creuset problem. And this tiny guy, suited up in black, is not making my collection grow any smaller.