07 March 2014 by

Is Your Kitchen Cool Enough? Here Are The 12 Hottest Ways To Update Your Kitchen Now

GALLERY>> 12 Hottest Ways To Update Your Kitchen Now

1. SAVE THE BEES

Are you a fan of saving wildlife whilst looking stylish in the kitchen?  This collaboration between Stuart Gardiner and Friends of the Earth, donates £1 to charity for every apron sold. Only £20, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stuartgardiner.co.uk/aprons/bee_friendly_apron">Stuart Gardiner[/a]

2. MAKE DRYING UP EXCITING

This is a must have tea towel for budding mixologists! Classic Cocktails features both recipes and key glassware for only £10.00, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stuartgardiner.co.uk/tea_towels/classic_cocktails_tea_towel">Stuart Gardiner.[/a]

3. BONJOUR MADAME!

This beautiful French Cookware comes in absolutely gorgeous colours and lets face it, less washing up when you serve from the dish! £25 - £85, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.toast.co.uk/range/french+cookware+in+kitchen.htm">TOAST[/a].

4. SCANDI-TASTIC

Swedish fabric hand printed by the family run Jobs Handtryck. Whether you use it for kitchen curtains or to fashion your own table cloth; with a name like Rhubarb you have GOT to use it. £146/metre, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.skandium.com/rhubarb-natural">Skandium[/a].

5. FORGET GLAMPING

We love these lovely enamel mugs to use at home from [a target="_blank" href="http://www.falconenamelware.com/products/mug">Falcon[/a]. £7.99 each.

6. FLIP IT!

Use this lovely little Bluebell spatula scoop from the Kitchen and Dining Collection at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty//Bluebell-Spatula-Scoop/91867">Liberty[/a] to flip those buttermilk pancakes. £22.95.

7. CLASH THOSE PRINTS

Da Terra literally means 'from the earth', jazz up your table with these vibrant colours and patterns. Da Terra Folklore Dining Set, £13 - £33, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.heals.co.uk/tableware/da-terra-folklore-dining-set/invt/blissfolk">Heals[/a].

8. WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

This limited edition Skulk of Foxes Print is just one of the Collective Noun Prints from [a target="_blank" href="http://www.woopstudios.com/shop/templates/product_detail.aspx?id=5384&name=F-a-Skulk-of-Foxes&category=A-Z-collection-by-subject">Woop Studios[/a]. Look great on your kitchen wall! From £79 each.

9. MISTY MOJITO

Put those new ice balls to use with these LSA tumblers with a smoked-hue. £30 for a set of 4, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Tech/Categories/Shop-Home/Glassware/Set-of-four-Haze-tumblers_294-81007205-G03911269/">Selfridges[/a].

10. CHOP CHOP!

Used by all the top chefs [a target="_blank" href="http://www.kinknives.com/">Kin Knives[/a] are the best that Japanese Folded Steel has to offer. £40-£425 per knife depending on construction and heritage.

11. PASTEL PERFECTION

A kitchen is not complete without a classic, The Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer that comes in twelve dremy shades, £429, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/kitchenaid-artisan-stand-mixer/p231560698">John Lewis[/a].

12. READY STEADY DRAW!

This set of four cotton placemats come with doodle fabric pens and the best thing...they can be washed between dinner parties. Doodle by stitch placemats £20, [a target="_blank" href="https://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/doodle-stitch-placemats-place-setting">Southbank Centre[/a].

Here at Grazia we have fallen in love with Stuart Gardiner prints and Kitchen accessories. We recently caught up with Stuart to find out what’s new for Spring/Summer 2014 and how he became the man who put rock 'n' roll back into your kitchen.

Stuart graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a degree in Graphic Information Design, and went on to work as a designer and art director within the music industry. In 2009 he made the brave decision to go it alone and start up his own East London studio. Stuart has enjoyed fantastic success with his Seasonal Guide Series and his collections continue to grow. 

Loved by us, he is also endorsed by Liberty, Heals, Selfridges, Magma, SCP where you'll find his works stocked. At the moment our favourite of Stuart's creations is his new Bee Friendly apron. 'I have just finished the design for my second beer tea towel which should be out in the Spring too.' he tells us. 'I also have some new coasters, trays and beer mats on their way, so generally broadening the range. As I have done beer, wine and cocktail designs I think the next logical step is Gin and Whisky. I enjoy both and booze-related products seem to be popular. I’m also researching a guide to pairing cheese and wine. It’s a tough job!' 

However, Stuart isn't the only one putting cool back into the kitchen, click through the gallery above to see the hottest kitchen accessories...

By Victoria Grier

You can shop online here or follow Stuart on facebook, Pinterest or twitter @GardinerStuart

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Vicky Freeman (Sat Mar 08 12:22:00 GMT 2014): So cool and trendy. Brilliantly written and love the photos. More please
Giselle Mclauchlan (Sat Mar 08 14:26:26 GMT 2014): Love this article. Love Stuart gardener designs. Will definitely look out for some
Aida Grier (Sat Mar 08 20:20:29 GMT 2014): Love it