It's just about to turn cooler and I can already feel my mind straying to thoughts of sweaters, boots and warming drinks. It's time to think about nesting, and for proper nesting you need a good tea kettle. Every home has one, usually sitting right on top of the stove. Aside from wanting to be practical, a tea kettle makes a significant design statement. Can you judge people by their choice of tea kettle? Sure you can, so let's do a rundown of those I like best. Got your own ideas? Please let me know in the comments.
• Kettle by Sori Yanagi, 1994: A personal favorite, this brushed stainless steel kettle has a distinctive, simple shape and is easy to clean. The only problem is that it doesn't whistle.
• Chemex Hand Blown Glass Water Kettle: This is a stunning new entry that I haven't personally tried, but here's a reader review: "I have be