Recently my Michael Graves kettle broke. In the interest of getting something quickly and inexpensively I bought one from Ikea. It's a basic kettle not badly designed. Or so I thought, until I used it and realized the spout leaks. Which brings my to the NIO kettle, designed by Oliver Hemming. It is beautiful, make that gorgeous, simple and very functional. Yes it costs more than the ikea one (a lot more $110 at homechicimports.com ) but for me it's a piece of art.