Products You Didn’t Know You Needed But Will Love
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We’re always on the hunt for that next thing that’s going to make our lives easier and better. If it’s well-designed and durable, well, that’s even better. Today we’ve rounded up our favorite things that you may not have known you needed, but without a doubt will love.

bananas on banana holder

>>> BUNCH Banana Stand by Bendo
The BUNCH banana stand protects bananas from bruising, while also allowing for air circulation to assist in ripening.

stock pot and trivet

>>> Nordic Kitchen Magnetic Trivet by Eva Solo
A powerful magnet is built right into the center of this wooden trivet, ensuring it stays with the pot or pan as it’s being moved around the table or countertop.

phone and watch charging on dock

>>> iPhone + Apple Watch Charging Dock by Oakywood
Organic and minimal, this magnetic dock is handcrafted from solid wood. It allows for one-hand operation, and features an adjustable backing that allows it to work with any phone case and comes with a 5-foot lightning cord.

person carrying lantern

>>> Let’s Go Portable LED Speaker Lantern by Koble
Set the mood indoors or out with this combination 360-degrees of sound speaker and unique LED lantern that features various light settings and mode options.

beast health vessel spatula


>>> Vessel Spatula by Beast Health
Use this handy spatula to effortlessly scoop out smoothies, dips, and batters from your Beast Blender, so no drop goes to waste!

plant leaves with spilled dirt and plant food

>>> Sustainable Plant Food by DEN Sustainable Soils
Specially formulated to improve soil’s health without any synthetic fertilizers, the ingredients in this compact container of plant food sequester carbon and deliver nutrients right to your plants.

paper with writing instruments

>>> Color Your Goals by Poketo
Track your 30-day goals with these three colorful posters that are a fun, visual way to mark your success throughout the month.


trivet with tablet and stock pot

>>> SmartMat Trivet and Phone/Tablet Stand by Eva Solo
Use your phone or tablet to follow a recipe online, then use the trivet as a mat for a hot pan or dish. It’s designed to work with most tablets and phones and features different sized grooves at various angles so you can place your device as you’d like.


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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.