Best Of 2019

Best Store to Find an Attractive Toaster: Artichoke OTR

The Findlay Market-adjacent Artichoke OTR brings a fashionable flair to cooking by carrying design-forward bakeware, utensils and appliances. Been binge-watching The Great British Baking Off and feel an itch to mix in your own pastel Mason Cash bowls? Or perhaps you need to simmer something in a red ceramic tagine? Or bake a cake in a decorative Nordic Ware bundt pan? What if you’re looking for something that lives on — and livens up — your countertop? Artichoke also carries a line of small SMEG appliances: toasters, blenders, juicers, kettles and mixers. Started in Italy in the 1950s, this brand is beloved for its retro-colored and Midcentury Modern dreamy domestic accessories. These everyday pieces add a pop of color to the kitchen in options like Pepto pink, Cadillac red and seafoam green so you can live out that Mad Men design fantasy with modern functionality. And if they don’t have an item in the color you want, they can special order it for you. Artichoke OTR, 1824 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, artichokeotr.com.