CHIPS AND GUAC: A mortar and pestle that just so happens to be hand-carved from a piece of volcanic rock is ideal for crushing spices, whipping up some guacamole or crushing anything else in the kitchen. That, and its basically indestructible, which makes it even cooler. GET IT: $49; Online at Williams Sonoma.
By Kim Peiffer
Updated at 9:24 AM PST on Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010