ON THE BENCH
Felt Ball Trivet, $30
FORGET hastily grabbed tea towels shoved under saucepans straight from the stove. These quirky trivets available in round (pictured) or square designs will help save your kitchen benchtops from scorch marks. Handmade in Nepal from 100 per cent wool felt balls, the 22cm trivets could easily double as colourful kitchen or table decorations when not in use. More: brown-paper-packages.com.au.