In your kitchen you should always look for hardworking tools, but they need an aesthetic which makes you want to use them. The Porcelain Stacking Tools from Makoto Koizumi covers both bases. It includes a mortar with pestle, a ginger/garlic/zest grater, a citrus juicer, and a storage canister (that also acts as a ladle holder). Coming to think of it, it could also be used as an elegant prep tool at a dinner table. All pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe of course.