There are some things at which the U.S. will never be the best, and we have to accept that. Italy will always have better food. Japan will always produce better random cute things in the shape of kittens. And Scandinavia will always trounce us in product design.

This wool trivet may be the only trivet I’ve ever seen that I’ve actually liked. It’s not shiny. It’s not in the shape of an apple or a heart or a doily. I would be PROUD to use this trivet. NO LONGER WILL HOT POTS BE A SOURCE OF EMBARRASSMENT AND SHAME!

(I really hate metal trivets.)

Well played, Iceland. Well played indeed.