The Oven Mitts

NYC-based Staff adds personality to household objects, and their oven mitts are no exception. Made from a food-grade silicone outer layer and a soft cotton fiber interior, these contrastingly colored mitts feature a joyful smile overlaid on a textured surface that improves grip. They can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 446, making these charming kitchen essentials as functional as they are design forward.

The Plunger

The plunger is a household essential, but one that’s rarely attractive. This one—available in four bright colorways—from NYC-based Staff is more design-forward and playful than most on the market. With an acrylic handle, it comes with a sanitary drip tray and stands just under 24 inches tall. Founded during the pandemic by Charlie Weisman, Staff aims to bring thoughtful design, interesting materials, bold colors and …