I've long been a fan of the magnetic knife holder.
I have no idea where I saw this idea, but when we lived in Des Moines I insisted we hang one in our apartment kitchen.
The tired knife block was immediately put out to pasture in favor of this sleek update.
And why, oh why, did I never think of using it to hold my recipes, too??
Our next kitchen may end up with the entire backsplash accented with magnetic bars.