Design Finds

Butterfly can opener
Butterfly can opener. © Wendell Webber

The owners of the Manhattan “undesign” store Kiosk travel internationally in search of artful everyday items for the shop’s seasonal collections. 95 Spring St.; kioskkiosk.com.

Japan

Butterfly Can Opener ($16)

Kiosk cofounder Alisa Grifo, a former set designer, discovered this elegantly simple can opener in Tokyo.

Mexico

Bright Brushes ($15 for 3)

These stiff plastic brushes were designed for cleaning Mexican mortars and pestles, but they’re great on pans as well.

Sweden

Juniper-wood Utensils ($12 a set)

Grifo found these handmade utensils in Sweden, where durable juniper has been used for centuries.

PUBLISHED May 2008

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