DIY knife block - glue together the covers of some interesting books at the thrift store and secure them with twine. The tight pages of the books hold the knives in place. Plus at 4 dollars total cost, easily affordable when the books start to shred.
The cutting board with a storage drawer is great for cooking at home when you have a lot of crap to cut but no where to put it. With the West Elm storage cutting board you can cut/chop/dice your food,.