Colourful additions to smarten up humdrum countertops.

Brain Wave

Alessi’s ingenious Twisted measuring jug ($40) has printed measurements face up on the inside, so you can count cups as you pour. Gabriel Ross, Victoria,; Inform Interiors, Vancouver,

Bellissimo Bowl

These Rustic Tomato plates and bowls up the ante for all daily meals in charmingly bespeckled stoneware with pops of juicy red tomatoes (from $12). Pottery Barn, Vancouver,

The Upgrade

Rich colour and natural grain make the Olivewood Turner utensils (from $72) a striking accessory, while easy-grip tapered and tumbled handles mean you’ll be keen to keep them around. Williams Sonoma, Vancouver,

Sweet Spot

Grounded in a soft band of spring turquoise, the Aqua Dip canisters (from $28) visually freshen as they organize. Crate and Barrel, Vancouver,

Whip It Good

Normann-Copenhagen’s collapsable Beater whisk ($24), available in eight fun colour combinations, saves valuable space in your countertop utensil holder. Vancouver Special, Vancouver,

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