The Bodum Osiris stovetop kettle.
I'm crazy for well designed and cool looking kitchen essentials, especially those items that are left out on view on a daily basis. I came across this at Morba yesterday and plan on buying one for my own kitchen. I'm always trying to do too many things at once and my last stove top kettle had a melt down when I left it on the burner and forgot about it (without the whistle attachment cause that scares the wits out of our cat). So I've been doing without one for quite a while now because in my own kitchen,,,,not just any 'ol kettle will do - since it lives on my stovetop its gotta look good!
My search for a new kettle is now over thanks to this cool design by Bodum. The Osiris kettle was originally designed for the museum shop at the Museum of Modern Art. Its not just great looking, the wider base means that water boils 50% faster than in other teakettles and will boil 1L of water in just 8 min. Its made of polished stainless steel with a stay cool nylon handle. And at only $69, I think its an affordable design splurge!