Isn't it amazing when you find a product that's not only insanely useful, it's also so well-designed it could pass as home decor or art? That's exactly what I was looking for when I compiled this comprehensive list of 37 useful-yet-beautiful products that'll make your problems disappear! Happily, a lot of these products just happen to help you be more eco-friendly on top of looking and performing great.
From artist-designed reusable snack bags to the best-looking Swedish export since the Skarsgård family, these products will make your life easier and make you smile every time you see them - which will be a lot since they're things you'll use on the daily!
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This LED Shower Head Will Help You Sleep Better
You wouldn't think a shower head could be beautiful and yet here we are. This LED shower head has multi-colored lights and a numbered display that show you the water temperature, whether you like it scalding hot like me or just regular-hot like a person who doesn't resemble a cooked lobster at the end of a satisfyingly long shower. It even tells you the best temps for bathing babies, pets and seniors, and most importantly, the optimal water temp for promoting restful sleep.
These Reusable Silicone Lids Fit All Your Containers
Sure, plastic wrap and tin foil are convenient to cover leftovers, but you're basically throwing your money in the trash since they're one-time use (not to mention not eco-friendly!) These reusable silicone lids are good-looking multitaskers - they come in sizes to fit all kinds of containers and baking dishes and create an airtight suction seal on any smooth surface. They're heat-resistant up to 550F so you can use them in the oven or microwave then pop 'em right in the dishwasher for easy clean-up!
This Word Clock Is Functional Decor
via: AmazonProblem: clocks are extremely useful but not the most attractive pieces of home decor. Until now. This word clock, available in copper or black, is like a piece of modern art that's actually functional! It tells time in five minute intervals and looks great anywhere in your home or your home-away-from-home, a.k.a. your cubicle. The USB cord lets you plug it in anywhere - fun, functional and convenient!
This Kitchen Organizer Adds Necessary Storage, Beautifully
via: AmazonIf your kitchen's short on space, this kitchen organizer is your best bet for adding storage that looks great. The modern, minimalist design looks great with many decor styles and the rack sticks right onto your refrigerator with powerful magnets that hold up to 20 lbs. The perfect solution for tiny city apartments, it'll hold paper towels, spices, cooking utensils and a bottle of wine or two - i.e. the essentials.
This Pretty Mousepad Is Washable
via: AmazonMy current mousepad used to be a pretty blush pink but now is the color of chewed bubblegum on a dirty sidewalk. Time to upgrade to this washable faux leather mousepad with pretty metal edge that's available in four cool metallic finishes. Its super-slim profile won't prop your wrist at a weird angle and reviewers are in love with its generous size and durability.
This Multitool Is So Unique
via: AmazonWe all know how useful multitools are, but have you ever seen one that can double as jewelry? This snowflake multitool is a good-looking jack of all trades with a whopping 18 tools in one! It includes bike-fixing tools, a package opener, various screwdrivers and a bottle opener, to name a few. It's the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate good design!
This Mason Jar Cold Brew Maker Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous
Up your caffeine game with this gorgeous cold brew maker that's pretty enough to store on the counter all the time! This sleek, mason jar glass coffee maker holds up to 48 ounces of ice-cold coffee or tea and includes a stainless steel lid and "infusing chamber" for effortless cold brewing. And it's got hundreds of five-star reviews to back up that pretty face!
This Heart-Shaped Stainless Steel Soap Magically Removes Odors
I love cooking with garlic and onions but don't necessarily want to smell like Nonna's tomato sauce the rest of the day. This stainless steel soap is adorably effective in removing sulfurous cooking odors from hands, from garlic to fish. Just wash your hands with water and the magic "soap" to bind stinky odors to the stainless steel instead of your hands!
These Reusable Silicone Tea Bags Are Adorable
via: AmazonIt's nice when things as eco-friendly and functional as these reusable silicone tea bags are also so flippin' cute. These odor-free BPA-free tea bags are heat-resistant up to 480F, so the perfect vehicle for your loose leaf tea. And they're so easy to use (and clean!) since the bottom detaches for easy loading of the tea and empyting of the bag.
These Wine Chiller Drops Are Très Handy (And Chic)
via: AmazonIce in wine just isn't done, dahling (unless it's a white zin spritzer maybe). Not only are these wine chiller drops gorgeous pieces of modern sculpture, they also cool down a glass of wine to proper drinking temp 20 times faster than the fridge. As in chills a glass of red wine in 90 seconds and a glass of white in 8 minutes! You'll get a set of two complete with holders to protect your table surface. The reviews for these things are off the charts! Unfortunately, these are temporarily unavailable but we found a similar set of wine chiller cubes which we hope you will also like.
These Bag Clips Are Monstrously Cute
via: AmazonWe've owned these monster bag clips for a few years and my kids always reach for them when it's time to close up a fresh bag of snacks. They're the perfect size for small hands to manipulate, and they do a great job of sealing up bags of all sizes. The kids have made off with a few for their play kitchen but I made sure to hide the rest away because I love using them, too!
This Cool Mist Humidifier Uses Regular Water Bottles
via: AmazonDon't let the gorgeously sleek design fool you, this cool-mist humidifier is secretly a super-convenient and functional workhorse for keeping your skin and sinuses well-hydrated. It's so convenient to take to your desert-dry office or hotels because it's compact, runs on batteries or USB plug size and uses a regular plastic water bottle as a water tank! It'll run for 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours and automatically shuts off when the water runs out. Smart and chic, look at you.
This Knife Block Is Clearly Amazing
via: AmazonForget the standard wood models that take up tons of counter space and collect so much dust and cooking grease and get hip to this clear acrylic knife block that'll make your kitchen look like a million bucks. The easy-to-clean design lets you see exactly what you're working with, and the flexible inlay holds many sizes of knives and kitchen shears up to 8 inches.
This Ain't Your Gramma's Spoon Rest
via: AmazonI had a traditional spoon rest once, but got so tired of cleaning it I stopped using it. This innovative spoon rest eliminates that unnecessary step since it holds your drippy spoon over the cooking pot or pan so it doesn't get all over your stovetop. Pretty genius! Choose from a handsome pig, rooster or chicken to do your dirty work.
These Whiskey Stones Shine Bright
via: AmazonWhat's the coolest way to chill your liquor without watering it down? These diamond-shaped stainless steel whiskey stones, of course. Simply throw them in the freezer for an hour and your drink will stay chillier than with regular ice, plus it won't get unappetizingly watery. This set of four stones comes in a swanky velvet bag that's perfect for gifting your favorite dark liquor drinker.
This Windproof Umbrella Has The Best Design Details
via: AmazonWhat has over a thousand glowing reviews, comes in 23 patterns and won't flip (inside) out on you? This durable windproof umbrella! It's full of thoughtful design touches such as the reverse folding that means you can open it from inside a car and not get wet, then it turns inside out when it's wet so it doesn't drip all over your floors, car or self and the C-grip handle hangs on your arm so you can go hands-free. I always appreciate accessories that make it easier to text.
This Toilet Brush Is Super Swanky
via: AmazonBetcha didn't think a toilet brush would show up on this list but you have to admit, this is one swanky specimen. It could be mistaken for a modern art sculpture that just happens to be displayed in your powder room. But don't judge it by looks alone - this beauty has a functional stainless steel base that resists rust, a grippy plastic handle so you can put some elbow grease into cleaning, and a splash-proof brush thanks to the umbrella handle design.
This Perpetual Calendar Has A Timeless Design
via: AmazonThe simple yet chic design of this perpetual calendar goes well with any decor style and keeps you up-to-date in style. It's as practical as it is pretty - pair it with rose-gold office accessories for the most stylish desk in the office. The white painted MDF is lightweight so it's easy to use and it's the perfect size to tuck in next to your computer.
This Lint Roller Is So Fancy
via: AmazonYou're thinking, do I really need a fancy lint roller? The answer is yes, yes you do. Especially since this one's so streamlined and portable you'll want to take it everywhere and comes so many colors and patterns you can match any outfit or bag! Even better? It's refillable, so you can cut down on waste since you don't have to buy a whole new one when you use up the 30 extra-sticky sheets.
This Electric Kettle Is Mesmerizing
via: AmazonYou wouldn't think that watching water boil would be a fun activity but as it turns out, when it's in this glass electric kettle it's mesmerizing! Over 1,000 happy reviewers are pleased with how easy this 1.7 liter kettle is to fill and use and how the spout's designed so it doesn't drip. Most importantly, it boils water super fast, keeps it boiling for longer and looks good doing it!
This Floating Soup Ladle Is Wildly Elegant
via: AmazonI don't know how they do it, science or something, but this swan soup ladle floats on top of your soup or punch for a wildly elegant presentation. The same technology lets it stand upright on your countertop, conveniently. The generously-sized, BPA-free ladle comes in always-in-style black or white so it'll go with whatever dinner party decor you choose!
Is It A Citrus Reamer Or Art?
via: AmazonIt's kind of hard to tell the difference between an objet d'art and this sculptural citrus reamer, so maybe it's both! This heavy-duty octopus shaped citrus juicer works on anything from limes to grapefruit and effectively wrings every last drop of juice out of your fruit with its clever design.
These Nail Trimmers Are Magical
Iridescent rainbow nail clippers? That help prevent ingrown nails, plus have a comfortable handle and extra-sharp curved blades that stay that way for a long time? All the yes. Happy customers - including professional nail artists - are in love with the durable blades that can cut through even thickened toenails (yum) with ease.
These Agate Coasters Are Pure Class
via: AmazonWhile I fiercely love the splotchy ceramic tile coaster my preschooler made me, I have to say these gorgeous agate coasters are a worthy alternative. They come in six colors in various shapes and edge finishes and are a great gift idea for anyone from hostesses to bridesmaids and beyond.
This Electric Wine Opener Removes A Cork In Seconds
via: AmazonThis cordless electric wine opener is a superstar product with over THREE THOUSAND Amazon reviews that praise its high-tech good looks, durability, longevity and speed. Its fan base includes a number of professional bartenders (are they called mixologists these days?) that say it's opened thousands of bottles and shows no signs of slowing down.
This Kitchen Utensil Crock Doubles As A Vase
via: AmazonI love functional decor that can pull double-duty like this kitchen utensil crock that can also be used as a vase or herb planter and looks mighty fine doing so. I'd pick the indigo shibori print for a splash of boho style but it also comes in a punchy black and white tribal version that would definitely shake up your kitchen decor!
These Copper Measuring Cups And Spoons Are Insta Worthy
via: AmazonThis set of eight copper measuring cups and spoons looks like it'd be right at home in one of Nancy Meyers' movie-set kitchens, you know the ones I'm talking about (i.e. It's Complicated, The Intern) with their gorgeous open shelving and sophisticated finishes. They also come in silver or gold, but the copper is my fave. They just make me wanna bake all day then take moodily-lit pics of my rosemary-blood orange tartlets or whatnot.
This Tic Tac Toe Game Is So Fancy
This tic tac toe game with its heavy gold pieces and polished wooden base is a step up from beaten-up board games, yes? It's so pretty it totally counts as decor, in fact I saw one displayed on a coffee table at a very design-y boutique hotel last winter. This would look amazing anywhere from your living room to a family vacation at a cozy ski lodge or breezy beach cottage. Old fashioned analog entertainment made mod!
These Double-Walled Rocks Glasses Only Look Delicate
via: AmazonSure, you could drink your adult beverage or OJ out of plastic cups, but it'd taste much better in these very attractive double-walled glasses! This set of two heavyweight 9oz old-fashioned glasses are insulated to keep your drink at exactly the right temperature so you can use them for hot or cold beverages without worrying about burning or freezing your hand off. Plus, they're safer for kids to use since condensation won't collect on the outer wall so they're slip-free and durable enough to stand up to heavy use.
These Rainbow Playing Cards Are Art In Paper Form
via: AmazonAccording to one reviewer, these "plastified paper" playing cards are "art in paper form", from the wide spectrum of rainbow colors to the kaleidoscope-like suit icons. Make any old card game more fun with these colorful cards that stand up to a lot of play - just think, "Go Fish" could actually be exciting! Family game night game-changer.
These Fun Pushpins Are An Unexpected Delight
via: AmazonI love cleverly-designed products, and these novelty pushpins that look like pomegranate seeds are right up my alley. Not into fruit? That's cool - they come in donut, sheep, voodoo doll or sushi forms, too! Sometimes you just gotta have a little fun and jazz up your dreary neutral cubicle.
This Rainbow Flatware Set Is Perfect For Desk Lunch
via: AmazonWant a quick, eco-friendly way to jazz up desk lunch or camping dinner? Try this rainbow flatware set that conveniently comes with its own carrying case. You get two straws and a mini cleaning brush for them, a fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks that you can easily throw in your work bag or camping backpack so you always have them on hand. They also come in black, gold and rose gold if you don't like rainbows. (Who hurt you?)
These Reusable Snack Bags Are Fashion
via: AmazonThese eco-friendly reusable snack bags don't just talk the talk - they're designed by artists worldwide who then get to pick an eco charity to receive a portion of sales, ranging from ocean conservation to wildlife trusts. There are twelve patterns to choose from and the best part is you can throw them in the dishwasher to clean up, so eco-friendly doesn't have to mean inconvenient!
This Sleek Bottle Opener Is The Cat's Meow
via: AmazonI love the sleek lines of the cat-shaped bottle opener and the 14K gold plated accents don't hurt, either! This little lady includes a foil cutter, teflon-coated corkscrew and bottle opener, and she's small enough that she won't take up much room in even the smallest city kitchens. So much more fun than a regular old opener.
This Electric Toothbrush Is Pretty Smart
via: AmazonWant an electric toothbrush that works as good as it looks? This sleek model comes in pretty blush pink, black or white and has four cleaning modes to pamper your pearly whites. It also delivers 38,000 brush strokes per minute to remove a lot more plaque and stains than manual toothbrushes. Happy reviewers report their teeth feeling just-went-to-the-dentist-clean but without the scraping and bleeding, yay!
This Dish Rack Is Perfect For Small Spaces
Has there ever been a more attractive dishrack in the history of kitchenware? I think not. The geometric design plus copper-colored metal make this a show-stopper that you actually want to display on your countertop (unlike my plastic behemoth). It's compact but can hold over a dozen large dinner plates or a bunch of glassware and accessories. It also comes in matte black for a cool industrial look!