Holiday Wishlist: Pinch Food Design

We don’t do traditional gift guides here on Design Milk because everyone does them; we like to be different. A few years back, we did staff wishlists and once again we thought it would be fun to continue this new tradition and ask each current contributor what was on their wishlist this holiday season. So, for the next two weeks we’re featuring staff wishlists — see them all here. Here are some delicious items on Pinch’s wishlist: 

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Holiday Wishlist: Pinch Food Design

1. Jar Tops by Jorre van Ast
We love Jorre van Ast’s super versatile and environmentally friendly Jar Tops that turn standard glass food jars into pitchers, shakers and cruet sets.

2. Glass bottle & pipette
Edgy and industrial, the transparent glass container and pipette are hand crafted in Paris and perfect for adding drops of rich oil, aged vinegar, or flavored simple syrups to your holiday entertaining repertoire.

3. Tate Otama by Mikiya Kobayashi
Tate Otama is one of those designs that are so simple they’re genius. Translated from Japanese as “standing ladel”, Tate Otama is precisely that. The bottom has been flattened, allowing for it to be easily stored, as well as easily accessible while in use.

4. Loophole Tongs
Perfect for anything from salad to charcuterie – these tongs are made from one seamless piece of carefully selected North American hardwood and are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind.

5. Ice Buckets
Tina Frey’s collection of resin ice buckets manage to successfully blend organic shapes with sleek, clean lines. The hand-sculpted resin pieces feature hand-knotted leather handles.

6. Coral Spike Wall Ornament by Lindsey Adelman
These brass cast wall mounts are a perfect way to skewer or hang tasty morsels for your guests in a place where they least expect it!

7. Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter
A modern twist has been placed on the classic Scandinavian Geometric Himmeli to create this brass hanging planter. It features a small bowl perfect for not only plants but for crudité or bar snacks!

8. Wrap Collection
This collection of laboratory-grade borosilicate glass decanters is precision-made by hand and combined with molded and wrapped leather sections to provide warmth and contrast.

TJ Girard is a sought-after food designer and creative consultant, celebrated for staging theatrical, interactive food + beverage experiences. She now resides in California where her creativity is solar powered! TJ writes the Design Milk column called Taste.