Need an Ikea Upgrade? Here are 34 Accessories for Your New, Grown-Up Kitchen

When it comes to personal possessions, there’s a pivotal moment in the life of most urban dwellers when you go from having roommates to moving into your own place, and you rush to Ikea to buy the things you’re lacking in one fell swoop. But there’s a second pivotal moment that comes later — maybe when you turn 30, maybe when you move in with or marry a spouse or partner — when you suddenly realize you’re a grown-up who needs grown-up stuff, and all those old, cheap placeholders just aren’t enough. Where do you rush to then? Ideally you don’t rush at all, of course, but this week we happened to be browsing one of the most comprehensive online sources for contemporary housewares  — AllModern — when it struck us as a pretty great bet, particularly for anyone who needs to fill a cabinet (or registry) with designy kitchen items. AllModern’s sheer size can be disconcerting, but here, we’ve done the work for you, unearthing all the gems we could find by the likes of Aldo Rossi, Os & Oos, Norm Architects, John Pawson, The Principals, and Achille Castiglioni — not to mention all those anonymous pieces that look way too elevated to pass up (and a Rachael Ray piece that’s strangely on-trend?).

Top: Os & Oos Sediment Dishware Set for Umbra Shift, prices vary

Aldo Rossi Conico Teapot

Aldo Rossi Conico tea kettle for Alessi, $300


Salt and pepper shakers by Mint Pantry, $31.99


Golden Rabbit Spatter Dinner Plates, $22.99


Marble Board, $61.99Aino Aalto glassware

Aino Aalto water glass for Iittala (set of 2), $29.99


John Pawson stainless steel dutch over for Demeyere, $260

Menu Wave Trivet

Noidoi Wave Trivet for Menu, $59.99

Alessi Tonale

David Chipperfield Tonale Beaker for Alessi (set of 4), $72

Achille Castiglioni Splugen

Achille Castiglioni Splügen bottle opener for Alessi, $55

Alessi Serving Set

Kristiina Lassus 2-Piece Serving Set for Alessi, $56

Bennett Bar Cart

Bennett Bar Cart, $84.99


Ufficio Tecnico Cocktail Shaker for Alessi, $130

Atipico Boccia Pitcher

Boccia Decanter for Atipico, $102.99


Runa Klock Drink Rocks Beverage Chillers for Areaware, $43.99


Frank Lloyd Wright Robie Placemat (set of 4), $63.99

Cowboy Coffee Kettle

Castor Design Cowboy Coffee Kettle for Umbra Shift, $79.99


Kaj Franck Kartio 13 Oz Glass for Iittala (set of 2), $26.99

Atipico Crudo glasses

Crudo Water Glass for Atipico (set of 4), $87.99

Kikkerland Ora Teapot

Paul Loebach Ora Teapot for Kikkerland, $42.99

Viski Harrison Sake Set

Harrison 5-Piece Sake Set for Viski, $48.99

Garbage Melamine BowlRachael Ray Melamine Garbage Mixing Bowl, $28.99

iittala-Tools-Round-Stainless-Steel-4-Qt.-Casserole-With-LidTools Round Stainless Steel 4-Qt Casserole for Iittala, $280

WWW Decanter for Atipico, $115.99


The Principals Liquid Body Flask for Areaware, $58.99

Bloomingville Evelyse Cup + Saucer

Evelyse Mug with Round Saucer for Bloomingville (set of 4), $42.99


Tapio Wirkkala 8 Oz Red Wine Glass for Iittala (set of 2), $80


Sarpaneva Steel 3.17-qt.Round Casserole for Iittala, $236

Modernist Double Jigger

Towle Living Modernist Double Jigger, $239

Michael Graves salt shaker

Michael Graves Salt Castor for Alessi, $85


Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Skillet in Hibiscus, $119.95

New Norm Slate Plate

Norm Architects New Norm Dinner Plate for Menu, $29.99


Matte Wave Mug, $36.99


Norm Architects Stackable Glass for Menu, $24.99

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