With all the pressure to go green, it’s a relief when an eco-friendly product boasts superior performance as well. This new cork cutting board from Architec provides a cushiony cutting surface that is easier than wood or plastic on the hand and arm. It’s naturally nonslip, flame retardant, and lightweight. The surface proved durable in tests, showing no wear and absorbing no odor or stains when cutting herbs, nuts, and meats. Made from the same sustainable and renewable material as a traditional wine cork, the board must be handwashed. The 12×18-inch board shown here is $26.95 at Broadwaypanhandler.com.