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1. Spicy standing knife holder by Legnoart hides six rubber-handled stainless steel steak knives in an artful bundle of rubber sheaths, $175, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
2. Philippe Starck used DuraCeram, a ceramic material developed to be impact resistant and able to withstand extremes of temperature, for his Starck K kitchen sink for Duravit, $1,465 to $2,290 (includes faucet), at Hydrology. The side piece accommodates any of four Starck K wooden cutting boards; the sink’s raised rim can support specially designed colanders.
3. Bulthaup’s b2 Poetic Analysis cabinet, in walnut or oak, can be customized to tidily stash all manner of dishes, glasses, cookware, and kitchen tools. With its doors closed, you’d never know what’s going on in there. Single and double cabinets are available; call Bulthaup for pricing.