The Tipi snack dish is a playful way to serve up your finger-foods!

Bringing a bit of rustic and indigenous to your next dinner party, the Tipi is OTOTO’s take on a toothpick holding finger-foods plate. The plate resembles a plot of land, with a teepee tent right in its center, and the toothpicks sit right inside the tent’s open top, looking like the exposed wooden pieces that you’d often see at the top of a traditional teepee tent. The toothpicks are fanned out in a way that makes them easy to grab onto, and pick up the food around the tent with.

Designed by the ever-playful OTOTO, the Tipi snack dish is a part of their new collection, and can be pre-ordered from their website.

Designers: OTOTO & Lilach Eytan

Someone finally had the sense to build a spoon right into the jar’s lid!

Splid. A simple combination of spoon and lid, the Splid is a remarkably sensible idea that ensures you never have to own five separate spoons (or repeatedly rinse the same spoon) if you want to dip into five separate jars! The metric teaspoon is built right into the Splid’s upper cover, hanging off the side. Built for dry-ingredients (I wouldn’t recommend storing jams and honey in the Splid), the jars are perfect for seasonings, herbs, coffee powder, tea-leaves, or even Parmesan cheese… basically dry-ingredients that need to be measured while cooking/preparation. That’s where the teaspoon comes handy, with its calculated dimensions.

“To use, simply lift or twist off SPLID & in one continuous motion – scoop up what you need, use it, & then replace back over the jar. No need for a fresh teaspoon each time”, says the designer behind the Splid. It’s a simple product that solves a simple problem that everyone’s probably secretly thought of but never tried to solve.

Designer: Paul Mathis for Future Projects Trust

This jolly old, back-scratching Grizzly bear will grate your veggies, herbs, and cheeses!

They say bears usually have a favorite tree to scratch their backs on. Not Barry though, because this lovable grizzly will scratch his back against any of your vegetables, aromatics, herbs, or cheeses! The uniquely playful grater comes from OTOTO, one of our favorite design houses, as a part of their new kitchen and home items catalog.

Barry’s back-scratching abilities work best with carrots and cheeses, as its metallic back grates your produce to a fine pile that gathers right inside Barry’s chubby old body. Lift Barry up and your grated cheese or carrot is collected in a nice pile, ready for you to use in your cooking or garnishing!

Designers: OTOTO in collaboration with Bar Davidovich.

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Bamboo-based biodegradable plastic cutlery that you won’t want to dispose!

Bio-materials are perhaps the biggest design trend this year, even making it as the theme of the 2019 London Design Fair Material of the Year. They’re a quick and effective way to create a positive impact without shifting the consumer culture… and quick and effective are the two words we definitely need, given the situation of our environment. KNORK Eco’s are designed to be cutlery you can dispose after use, but you won’t want to. Created from Astrik, a biopolymer made from sugarcane starch and bamboo pulp, KNORK Eco feel like plastic, but come with a much thicker cross section, making them solid and incredibly durable. They can be used, reused, and are dishwasher-friendly… and in the event that they do end up in a landfill, the KNORK Eco will biodegrade into compost in just two years.

What sets the KNORK Eco apart are the fact that they aren’t designed like your single-use plastic spoons and forks. Marginally thicker cross-sections mean they’re as robust as stainless steel cutlery, while the ergonomic gripping handles are perfect for eating food with. The bio-polymer is heat-resistant, making it perfect for all sorts of meals, and its glossy finish makes it look top of the line.

Developed using sugarcane and bamboo, two of the fastest growing plants in the world, the KNORK Eco can practically be produced on a scale that matches most plastic production. In fact, the KNORK Eco can even be biodegraded to fertilize the very soil that is used to grow these plants, making it one of the most inventive and positive cradle-to-grave approaches I’ve seen… but given exactly how great they look and feel, I definitely wouldn’t want to dispose of them too soon! In fact, the Astrik-case they come in make them perfect to carry around and use anywhere you go!

Designer: KNORK

Click Here to Buy Now: $14.93 $18 (17% Discount). Hurry, ends September 30th, 2019.

KNORK Eco Astrik Reusable Compostable Plant-Based To Go Ware

Meet Knork Eco (alternative to plastic utensils) – Compost-able, dishwasher safe, plant-based cutlery. Other sustainable utensils on the market are seriously lacking on durability, resiliency, comfort, usability, and function.

Travel Carry Case

In addition to the unique Eco Astrik utensils, we have an Astrik carry case to bring your utensils with you our original forged stainless or our Eco pieces. BYO Cutlery trend.

Biodegradable Unbleached Kraft Packaging

The team has elected to go with the lowest impact packaging possible. The product is packaged in unbleached craft paper to reduce its impact on the environment. Packaging is also minimal to reduce quantities used.

This Plant-Based Fork + Spoon Set uses natural materials that will biodegrade after you’re done using them. Made from up-cycled bamboo fibers from factory scraps plus a plant-based ‘plastic’ alternative from sugar cane starch (aka PLA), this utensil set is biodegradable by design and can be commercially composted (where they will compost in about 2 years!).

Schools and airlines find KNORK Eco to be a safer alternative to knives because of the built-in rocking ability to cut thru most foods. The rounded tines and beveled edge also creates a scoop for corn, rice, beans, and other non-liquids to be picked up with ease.

Features

– KNORK Eco’s ergonomic design and beveled tines easily cut through food with one hand. Make the switch from single-use plastics that are clogging up landfills and our oceans.
– Safe: All materials are tested to the strictest standards. Prop 65 and FDA regulation compliant, phalate BPA free.
– Plant based Astrik (sugar cane starch and bamboo) composts in 2 years.
– Eco to go carry case (made of same eco Astrik material)
– Dishwasher safe but biodegradable by design – meant to last about a year with use and reuse.
– Other sustainable utensils on the market are seriously lacking on durability, resiliency, Comfort, usability, and function.
– Lightweight and durable. Great for work and school lunches, travel, on the go, parties.

Click Here to Buy Now: $14.93 $18 (17% Discount). Hurry, ends September 30th, 2019.

Hourglass-inspired salt and pepper shaker lets you flip to switch seasonings

Classy and space-conscious, Volto is a dual-container spicer that takes inspiration from an hourglass. With a glass diaphragm separating the two volumes, the Volto’s transparent body clearly lets you see your condiments as you shake them over your food, so you’re never doing a test-shake to see whether you’ve got the salt shaker or the pepper shaker. The transparent body is also a great way to remind yourself to refill the containers when they’re running empty.

The containers come with their own cork-stops with an angular cut along the base that allows you to ‘open or close’ the containers. Just rotate the cork to expose or cover the shaker’s holes and you’re good to go! Volto’s flip-to-season shaker works with everything from the classic salt and pepper to more diverse spices like nutmeg, paprika, cumin, or even dried herbs, giving you the best of all worlds in a neat, minimal product.

Designer: Mireia Rius

This adorable egg-holder and boiler turns your poultry into penguins!

Designed in a way that not only holds your eggs but also transforms them into quirky penguins, the Egguins from Peleg Design allows you to store as well as boil as many as 6 eggs together.

Made from heat-resistant and food-safe plastic, the Egguins are an innovative way to store, boil, or serve eggs. The hollow penguin shape allows you to slide eggs (both small and large) into it, completing it visually and making it look like a flock of Emperor Penguins ready to dash right into the water (the visual metaphor of connecting the egg, the bird, and the water is just perfect)! Immerse the Egguins into a saucepan of boiling water using the handle above, and just lift them out when you’re done boiling them to the softness or hardness of your choice. More of an omelet or a sunny-side-up kind of guy? You can use the Egguins to innovatively (and adorably) store your eggs in your fridge. Penguins do enjoy the cold, don’t they??

Designers: Maya Sarfati & Lilach Greenblatt (Peleg Design)

Nature inspired product designs that add a twist to ordinary objects

Biomimicry, this is the term that came across my screen when looking for nature-inspired designs, enlightening me to the reality, that boy, have we inspired a lot from nature’s forms, behavior, and structures. While biomimicry finds it’s applications across multiple walks of our lives, the collection curated here today is much simpler. To explain it better, these designs use nature-inspired forms and actual animal and plants, envisioning them into everyday products that are a staple in most of our homes. An eclectic mix of objects, these designs are sure to make you smile by the clever use of space and form!

New Zealand designer and sculptor Ben Young’s forte is hand sculpting clear sheets of float glass and different solid materials like concrete and steel inspired by oceans and seas 

Dragon LEGO Table by Ogilvy⁠ 

Take a look at what Rides of the Wild by Frédéric Müller imagined on your behalf, putting together a series of eight images depicting Custom-Designed-Classic-Cars and their wild drivers. L10N and P4ND4!

Never lack conversation starters with these shark wine glasses by BTS Design 

Saguaro, cactus-inspired coffee glasses by Doiy Design 

Quirky little Sheep Toilet Paper Holder by Art&Artifact 

Cute sloth-inspired Incense Holder 

Banana Lamp by Seletti 

A wooden bird pencil holder called Tropical Bird by Industrial design studio BKID 

Giant Birdsnest for breeding new ideas by OGE Group 

This scoop spoon uses liquid thermal energy to easily scoop through rock-solid ice-cream

Imagine how good an ice-cream scooping spoon would have to be to win a Global Innovation Award. With a special heat-retaining liquid inside its handle, and a thermally-conductive alloy structure internal structure that guides the heat to the scoop’s rim, the ScoopTHAT II can quite naturally carve through that solid block of ice-cream with zero fuss. Relying on just the physical transfer of heat, ScoopTHAT II slices through frozen cream like a hot knife through butter, but without any electricity or batteries… just good old science.

The scoop comes with a non-stick concave scoop-head, and a special metallic rim that pulls thermal energy from the handle, giving you absolutely effortless scoops, no matter how frozen your ice-cream is. The ice-cream plops off the scoop-spoon effortlessly too, thanks to the non-stick finish, giving you the most perfect looking ice-cream spheres ever… perfect enough to warrant a Global Innovation Award!

Designer: THAT! Inventions

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Game of Thrones-inspired spoons will bring elegance and drama to your dinner table

Oh, Game of Thrones, whatever our take on the faults of the final season, one thing remains, we can’t ignore the series or the impact it had on our lives with hours of discussions, theories and lets not even get started on the number of inspired souvenirs I own! But all that is pushed aside with just one look at these elaborately crafted spoons, designed in collaboration between HBO and Magnum as a part of their limited-edition collection, with each design representing the houses that played a part in the show in an iconic manner. From the gleaming red and gold Lannister-worthy engraving to the stark fierceness of the northerners, each of these spoons completely defines the characteristics that made this series such an epic exercise in storytelling.

Designers: André Toledo, Lucas Somariva, Jaime Ludeña Díaz & Sazky TM for Magnum & HBO

The Stark-inspired spoon is as prickly as those stoic northern men! The blue and silver colors run through this design with the dire wolf carving guarding the owner of the spoon. Now, if only this was a valyrian steel sword.

Red and gold shine through this lion-engraved creation that perfectly showcases everything a Lannister has to offer! Also, with a spoon this royal, you will surely have no debts left to pay.

For the House that has been defined by fire and madness running through its veins, this awe-inspiring spoon for the House Targaryen displays their iconic three-headed dragon, guaranteeing the respect and admiration of its followers to the one that holds the throne, or in this case, the spoon!

What Is Dead May Never Die. And if it does, bring it back with this Kracken-bearing spoon designed for the worthy rulers of the House Greyjoy. This spoon would be awesome comeback if we ever hear the words, unleash the Kraken!

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Innovative tableware designs that turn eating into an experience: Part 2

Spoons, forks, dishes… these are some classic designs that have remained standard ever since their invention. Or so we thought until we came across these innovative tableware designs! From a teapot that keeps your tea warm while you have those long conversations, an ergonomically efficient spice grinder to flowing plates that add a moment of zen to your table, these designs, when used, are sure to set your table apart to an extent where your cutlery ends up being the focus over the food! Check out our Part 1 of this collection to spice up your dinner table even more!

Tea for two is an easy-to-use tea set with 2 spouts on a pivoting base to keep the tea and conversation flowing by Mark Huang

The Ortwo models itself on the hand-grippers that we use to increase our gripping strength, giving you a new, single-handed way to crush pepper, salt, or other spices by Dreamfarm 

Doubloom is a darling spice canister set that adds a decorative touch to your kitchen by Wanki Kim 

The Pick-Up Lid lets you grab a pinch of seasoning from the glass receptacle without making any contact with the food by Nendo for Daikin

The storm tray from 24d-studio Design&Architecture 

Inspired by ever-shifting dunes, The Foundry by Tinkah set out to develop a material that tames the characteristics of desert sand into a moldable medium 

Folding Tableware by Zhou Buyi is stacked up from top to bottom, flowing with aesthetic feeling. Lines are made up of 1:2:3 ratios, in geometric progression 

This Cutlery Design has utensils made from black matte steel and inset into wood handling by Saad Syed (emrgnce)

The Outlery Cutlery is a three-part kit that screws on in a jiffy and can be used on the go. Easy to clean and maintain, just carry a box on you, wherever you go by Outlery 

This family of products designed for Virgin Atlantic consists of everything from the cutlery through to the cupholders, with every single element of the experience receiving a new lease of life by Youmeus Design 

Teapot designed by Jose Carlos