Award-winning minimal weighing scale folds down to a fraction of its original size

A Gold Winner in the Professional Cooking Category at the Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge 2021, Bifur is a nifty little compact scale that comes in the shape of a foldable trivet-style structure and also packs a kitchen timer in it. Designed to be small yet effective, and the kind of tool that becomes indispensable around the kitchen, the Bifur lets you measure the weight of ingredients during food prep, and time your cook too, once it begins cooking. When all’s said and done, the device folds down like a tripod into a tiny baton that you can easily stash in one of your kitchen drawers!

Designer: Kebei Li

Bifur’s clever form factor gives it stability while still letting it remain compact while not in use. Its three-point design lets you easily weigh objects on it by placing them on top the way you would with a trivet… while a backlit LCD screen on the side of the longer leg tells you the weight of the item. The ridge above the screen houses buttons that let you toggle the Bifur on or off, tare (or reset), change the measuring units, and even access a timer that can be pretty handy while brewing coffee, letting you weigh out the ingredients, and then time your brew!

Bifur’s design relies on a tough yet lightweight polycarbonate housing with die-casted zinc alloy joints. The internals consists of a lithium-ion battery with capacitive touch controls on the top and a shine-through LED matrix display on the front.

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Redesigned cutlery aims at breaking the barriers between cuisines by creating a fusion of tradition and function

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “to call a spade a spade” before, what this cutlery set does is quite the opposite. Designed with a fresh perspective on cuisines and the cutlery required for them, ‘Rething’ by Anastasia Starostina aims at creating a fusion of forms based on their functions. The cutlery looks distinctly familiar but are quite different in their approach, and offer the ability to consume different kinds of food with ease, from soups and broths to steaks and other main courses.

“The abstraction of each of the objects has stretched the limitations of their initial potential”, says Anastasia Starostina, a Russia-based industrial design. Each of the cutlery sets showcases an incredibly elegant form with well-balanced proportions and sculpted details. They look simultaneously lightweight and robust, multipurpose yet ergonomic.

The different cutlery units cover a wide range of cuisines. The knife exists as an independent piece, and can be paired along with the other cutlery sets, allowing you to effectively cut and portion your meals. The three other cutlery pieces cover ranges of cuisine from Asian styles (with the spoon and the chopsticks) to Continental (spoon + fork) and even a third spoon/shaver hybrid for garnishes and embellishments like cheeses, truffles, and sauces.

Ultimately Rething tries to redesign our eating tools for modern needs, making a point that cutlery from 100 years ago simply won’t do for our advanced palates that crave a whole variety of cuisines and tastes. When not in use, the cutlery add an ornamental touch to the table, with their elegant design and form language.

Designer: Anastasia Starostina

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Exciting Products designed to inspire your Thanksgiving & steal the thunder from your turkey!

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and this basically means that the holiday season has officially begun! My favorite time of the year has started! It’s the day to give thanks, and truly feel grateful for all the amazing people and things we have in our lives. As we show gratitude and appreciation for the rollercoaster that was the past year (the good parts and the bad parts both), we’ve curated a collection of unique product designs to help you get through this mega holiday. From Game of Thrones-themed cutlery to shakers inspired by the four seasons – these exciting products are all you need to take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level. We hope you are able to amp up this special holiday with these special designs. Enjoy!

1. The Four Season Shakers

The Four Seasons shakers are quite literally perfection. Capturing four different types of seasoning, and embodying them in snow-globe-esque containers, Qualy Design’s Four Seasons shakers are just simply clever and adorable at the same time. Not only are they well designed, but the absolutely witty wordplay also makes the product even more lovable! You’ve got four shakers that embody four different seasons and hold four different seasonings. Designed for salt, pepper, dried herbs, and chili flakes, the shakers come with plants on the inside that pair well with the seasoning.

2. Curved Flatware

Our team is having a debate and we need your help – is this oddly satisfying or does it disturb your OCD? Designed by Object Rights, this curved flatware will perfectly complement the circular plates on your dinner table this Thanksgiving. I, for one, am quite intrigued by this experimental design!

3. Transformer Table

The Transformer Table comes with two expanding sides and a central leg piece that sits anywhere in the middle to support the weight at the center. Once the table’s sides are pulled apart, wooden planks are placed on the top to give the table its long surface. The Transformer Table 3.0’s wooden panels stack to turn into a separate coffee table that you can use as a secondary piece of furniture, giving you two tables in one! The Transformer Table 3.0 pairs with the Transformer Bench, which has its wooden panels stored inside its hollow center. The bench’s height allows it to fit under the table too, giving you furniture that is both expandable and stackable for ultimate control over your space. For people who like dining on higher surfaces, there’s the Transformer Counter height table, a raised dining table to suit your home’s decor.

4. Golden-Accent Marble Dinner Plates

The Golden-Accent Marble Dinner Plates are probably the most gorgeous collection of plates I’ve ever laid my eyes upon! Each plate features an exquisite marble design, which almost look like little galaxies on tableware! The plates come in four interesting color options – white, black, grey, and blue. Each one is adorned with golden accents and marbled designs of different colors. There is also a hint of gold along the rim of the plates. The Golden-Accent Marble Dinner Plates would be an exciting addition to your otherwise traditional Thanksgiving dinner table!

The KitchenAid Smart Oven+ Connected Wall Oven is the sidekick you need while preparing a lavish Thanksgiving dinner! The smart oven is compatible with a variety of attachments, allowing you to effortlessly engage in different styles and techniques of cooking. The wall oven attachments include a steamer, grill, and a baking stone. The KitchenAid Smart Oven harmoniously combines all these attachments to create one wholesome cooking experience. Preparing a Thanksgiving spread has never been this simple and easy!

6. Game of Spoons

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.


ODNY.BOX is a food storage concept with an intuitive control dial and a minimal aesthetic for users to store any type of leftover, from hot baked cookies to cold Greek yogurt. Inspired by the bulbous shape that water makes when it drops on flat surfaces, the glass lid of ODNY.BOX comes together as half of a globe and almost curls under the platform where food is kept to ensure sealed storage. The seasons have an effect not only on the food we eat but also on how that food is kept for tomorrow. During the winter months, the hot food we order or cook at home is subject to cold temperatures, while during the warmer months, perishables like produce are the first to go bad. It’s perfect for storing your Thanksgiving leftovers!

8. The Cakedozer Cake Server

The Cakedozer Cake Server makes serving those Thanksgiving pies a piece of cake! The server is quite a nifty kitchen appliance that adds a smart mechanism to an otherwise traditional serving utensil. The smart mechanism pushes the slice of cake or pie off the server, and onto your plate. The server is available in gray and yellow. It can also be used to serve pizza as well!

9. The Lékué Vegetable Ricer

The Lékué Vegetable Ricer turns florets of cauliflower or broccoli into tiny grains that can either be used as a garnish, substituted for rice, or mixed with other ingredients to form healthy, low-carb, plant-based dishes. Yes, it surely is a niche product, as much as an avocado peeler is, or a soup spoon, or a honey stick, but it does what it intends to exceptionally well, with ease, and without electricity. Just chuck chunks of cauliflower or broccoli into the ricer, close it shut, and twist the lid a couple of times, and spokes within the inner container help break the chunks down into smaller grain-like particles, which you can then steam to use as a rice substitute, or turn into a wonderful gluten-free pizza crust! You can switch to a healthier diet with this product once your Thanksgiving binge is over!

10. The Slow Dance

Designed to be an art installation you can hang on a wall or place on a mantelpiece and stare at for hours, the Slow Dance lets you mount a variety of things within its magical frame, from feathers to flowers, to even interesting looking leaves. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second. The engineering lies in an electromagnet that causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge that strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography. It could be a perfect decor piece for your Thanksgiving dinner party!

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This titanium EDC spork is so incredibly durable, your grandchildren will be taking it on adventures…

Titanium… The toughest, most lightweight material known to mankind. Sounds like a little overkill to use it to make cutlery, right? Well, the SporKit isn’t the kind of cutlery that plays by the rules. Designed to be compact, useful, sleek, and so insanely durable, it could be used on a human colony on Mars a 100 years from now, the Ti-Ultra êkö SporKit is a nifty little piece of travel cutlery that hopes to swear you off plastic, wood, or any of those single-use biodegradable cutlery sets. It’s small and fits right into your pocket, and comes with a two-part design that, when assembled, lets you eat anything from salads to steaks, and then finish off with some dessert.

Designer: A. John Heller-Venida

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that single-use plastic cutlery is literally the worst thing ever invented. It takes seconds to manufacture, minutes to use, and then lasts in our soils and oceans for thousands of years… the alternatives aren’t too much better either. Wooden spoons still require cutting trees, plus they’re fragile and are designed to be flat, making them practically useless. Biodegradable cutlery doesn’t really solve the problem either, since it doesn’t address the problem that is the use-and-throw culture. Sure, you could just carry stainless steel spoons and forks from your kitchen with you wherever you go, but they’re definitely not designed for traveling. SporKit addresses all the aforementioned problems by being highly durable, compact, lightweight, and versatile. The spork shape makes it easy to eat all sorts of foods, from ramen to ribs, and the fact that it’s made from CP1 titanium means it’s lightweight, anti-corrosive, anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and practically indestructible. The makers of the SporKit mention that it won’t last a lifetime… it’ll last multiple lifetimes.

The Ti-Ultra êkö SporKit comes with a two-part design, enclosed within an easy-carry fabric sleeve. The two parts, i.e., the spork and the handle, snap together to create cutlery that’s easy to grip, and at 150mm long, that’s long enough for stirring, serving, and eating too. As an added bonus, the SporKit can even be used without its snap-on handle, making it even more portable.

Press release button through slot to Clip-Off. Clip-In into slot to until it click locks.

Just the spork element itself measures 104mm, and comes with a channel that’s sufficiently long enough to grip onto (it’s sort of like sketching with a small pencil), and a negative cavity on the channel lets you even slide a carabiner clip in, allowing you to carry your SporKit independently, suspended to the belt loop on your pants, or your backpack while traveling. Go ahead and grab a Ti-Ultra êkö SporKit at its early-bird price of $30. Each SporKit comes with its fabric carrying-case, and ships in December 2022.

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This reusable folding plate functions as a storage container + a sustainable alternative to disposable tableware!

Calzone is a reusable folding plate, inspired by (you guessed it), the Italian crescent-shaped turnovers that are so loved by everyone.

You know those perfect Sundays, when your friends and you manage to be free on the same day after what seems like ages, and you somehow find yourself on an impromptu picnic, lazing in the sun and sipping on homemade mimosas! Sound’s like heaven, doesn’t it? As much as I love a picnic or two with my close ones, packing for one is always a major headache, and not to mention the opposite of sustainable, since half of the picnic basket is full of disposable plates and containers! As convenient as these disposable items may seem at the moment, they are in fact a complete terror to the environment. In an attempt to create an innovative alternative to disposable plates and plastic bags, BDCI designed ‘Calzone’.

The colorful product is perfect for picnics and hikes, because not only can it store food, but it also functions as a plate! When folded, and closed in half, Calzone functions as a nifty little container, but when opened, it takes on a flat form and can be used as tableware to serve food. It’s the perfect replacement for one-time use zipper bags and plates! Created from medical-grade silicone, Calzone is safe enough to be placed in the refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and oven.

Calzone’s aesthetics are remarkably on point! The sustainable tableware comes in three color options – Florida Orange, Lemon Yellow, and Watermelon. All three colors are cheerful and robust, and just looking at them significantly lightens up your mood! Calzone also comes in three sizes – small, medium, and large. So, you can pick a size in accordance with your storage requirements.

Calzone is a sustainable, sturdy, and visually pleasing alternative to disposable products that tend to be a major curse to the environment. Calzone could be the future of tableware!

Designer: BDCI Design

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Innovative Tableware Designs to transform + elevate your dining experience!

One of the most intimate and bonding experiences you can have is sharing a meal with someone. And, when it’s at your own dinner table, the pressure to create an enjoyable and comfortable environment is higher than ever! A component that you can never truly ignore in a dining setup is tableware (the little things truly do count). Having excellent tableware is really important. It has the potential to completely transform your dining experience, taking away attention even from the food! Designers have been getting extremely creative when it comes to cutlery – from creating exquisite handcrafted wooden cutlery to a tableware design that lets you harvest Mediterranean sea ​​salt! Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative and exciting tableware designs that are sure to be the highlight at your next dinner party!

March8Studio creates the most beautiful handcrafted wooden tableware! Their collection includes cutlery for all purposes in varying textures and shades of wood. Not only do they craft exquisite tableware, but they also create kitchenware. I bet you’ve never seen a spatula as delicate as the one by March8Studio!

Imre’s Hug Cup was created to drill home the designer’s belief that, “we give special attention to things we use in our everyday life. We like to have a personal relation to the objects we touch closely, such as a cup.” The internal handle is a unique take on the mug’s traditional side handle, allowing users to securely grip Hug Cup while feeling the warmth of the liquid contents inside. Describing the mug in their own words, Imre states, “The whole cup creates an intimate tunnel through the cup itself for your finger, you may enjoy the heat of your beverage without burning your palm.”

Each piece of the Art Deco Garden Collection is inspired by Japanese Zen Gardens and the age of Art Deco. The porcelain tableware shimmers in white and is lined with hand-painted golden patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco movement. Brass accents enhance each piece’s ode to Art Deco. The Art Deco Garden Collection was designed following an involved research period that looked at many historical Japanese gardens, with an acute focus on the Tofukuji Temple Garden.

You no longer need to step out of your house to experience the precious moment of witnessing salt formation. Croatian firm BOIR brings this experience right to your home! Their product, aptly named ‘SALT’, is more than just a salt container. It is a portable saltworks whose aim is to preserve the authentic taste of natural Mediterranean Sea salt which is extremely rich with minerals and oligo-elements – about 80 of them. ‘SALT’ comes with a bottle of – Nin 28 Bé° – which is concentrated Adriatic seawater (brine). All you have to do is pour a thin layer of this brine into the salt pan and expose it to sunlight for an hour or heat it up in the oven. When the crystal pattern appears, it can be harvested with a mini rake and is ready to be served fresh!

A winner of the European Product Design Award, the One Plus Three is all about combining functionality with elegance. Designed as a series of 3 popular cutlery pieces – the spoon, fork, and knife, the cutlery comes with a parting line running through the center along with unusually tipped handles. Pull against the direction of this parting line and each cutlery piece splits into two chopsticks that can then be used to go from eating any other cuisine to eating Asian food! By integrating the tableware, One Plus Three hopes to integrate cultures too!

The Sonic Seasoning by graduation project of RCA student Mengtian Zhang is a unique creation centered on the satisfying sensory experience of listening to ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) sounds even before we take a bite. This project culminated from Mengtian’s pandemic-induced lockdown experience when she took to watching ASMR cooking videos to remain stress-free. “I can feel the texture and flavor of food such as crunchiness and freshness behind the phone screen.” There Mengtian was struck with the idea of using sound and visual effects to elevate the buildup expectations of taste before the first bite hits the mouth. This resulted in the set of plates and cutlery connected to sensors for detecting touch which then triggers the appropriate notes to go with the whole eating experience.

The Anytongs were made to be a smaller, more universal alternative to the tongs you use and own. Its compact design lets it easily occupy less than half the space of your pair of tongs, while the ability to slot your own spoons and forks into it means you can use it for anything from grilling and flipping, to serving and stirring. A well-calibrated torsion-spring sits at one end of the Anytongs, giving it a wonderful snappy-springy experience that makes it incredibly easy to use, while rubber pads on its tips allow for comfortable use. The hallmark of the Anytongs (as its name really suggests) is the ability to use any flatware with it.

Pouring water

Jexter’s design process started with a relatively simple question, “How might we design an adaptive tableware to enhance the dining experience for the visually impaired?” The answer was Eatsy, a set of multi-functional tableware consisting of a plate, a bowl, a cup, and utensils designed with a unique feature, a silicone flap that can be bent to increase ease of usage while reducing the stigma by blending in with the existing tableware. The silicone flap is one of those minor changes that make all the difference – they provide unique sensory cues in a subtle manner for the visually impaired, helping them feel the edge of the container to guide them in their tasks – be it pouring water correctly into the cup, scooping food from the edge of your plate or even balancing your spoon on the edge so it does not slip into the food.

Have you ever felt that your meals required just a little more suspense? If yes, then Flyde by Felix Marx is for you! The name Flyde, meaning ‘To flow’ in Danish hints towards the unique selling point of this rather beautiful cutlery set, as it introduces an element of drama to the tabletop by precariously balancing on its sculpture-like handle.

Anthropologie’s Reusable Travel Flatware makes it easy to have all your cutlery together with you wherever you travel. With a neat nesting design, the three-piece set becomes a singular bundle that slides right into your travel bag or backpack, making it easy to carry on that camping trip, or even to work where you can bust it out during your lunch break. Made from 100% recyclable and sustainable polyamide thermoplastic that’s manufactured using renewable resources, the Reusable Travel Flatware champions convenience over everything else. Their clever design makes them easy to carry around as a set, and unlike other travel cutlery, they don’t compromise on shape/size/comfort to be portable.

These solar-powered camping accessories create the perfect glamping experience through their sleek, modern design

For eco-conscious travelers and adventure seekers who want their environmental footprint to be minimal, this collection of mindful camping accessories is the way to go.

Camping is gaining a lot of traction globally. According to surveys, the glamping and camping industry in the US alone is likely to grow up to 2.07 and 4.6 billion by 2026. In such a scenario, designers are toiling with ways to give avid campers various reasonable options to enhance their experience. There has thus been a considerable rise in the camping accessory with sustainable design bent, and the Shinola Camping Accessory Set titled Elves is just an extension of the collective idea.

The camping gear comprises solar-powered independent items that are designed primarily for conscious travelers who want to camp in the wilderness with little or no impact on the environment whatsoever. The highlight of the gear is the smokeless camping fire pit, which is portable, lightweight, and easy to set up. Other accessories comprising the Elves include a coffee brewer, tableware, and hanging lights.

Made with the idea to give your camping a glamping lift – sans environmental impact, the glamorous camping accessories have a sensory appeal and are all powered by clean energy. Yes, everything from the tripod-style fire pit to the drip coffee brewer and the hanging pendant lights to tableware is powered by the sun. The reimagined camping gear is made in a way that it can charge by the day and emit by night providing you an exciting experience out in the wilderness.

The S’more pit comes complete with an area to roast marshmallows, while the hanging lights create an interesting ambiance at the campsite and also light the way in occasional night walks to the loo. Featuring solar panels on the upper curved surface, the tableware diffuses light from within, and the coffee brewer keeps its station lighted while and after your cup of Joe is served. The entire set of accessories is inspired by minimalism, celebration, and environment, and that symbolism is carried beyond the looks.

Designer: Simpo Design

This adaptable food bowl for dogs was designed with a customizable stand to match your dog’s height!

Nest Bowl is a food and water bowl designed for dogs with an optional, silicone-lined stand that elevates the food bowl so that your dog won’t have to strain their necks every meal.

Pet food bowls aren’t the most adaptable products on the market. As our dogs grow older, straining their necks to meet low-rising food and water bowls might make eating and drinking feel like a chore. It’s important that dogs can eat and drink comfortably when the need arises. Seoul-based creative design studio found / Founded conceptualized a food and water bowl for dogs called Nest Bowl that integrates a removable stand to provide some leverage for your pup when they’re thirsty or hungry.

Designed with a hexagonal shape to keep the food in place better than a round bowl, dogs can really lick their bowl clean with Nest Bowl. Coming in two different sizes, Nest Bowl’s elevated stands are included to elevate the food bowl so that it meets your dog’s height, allowing your pup to eat without having to strain their neck. In addition to its customizable height, users can choose a dual-tone color scheme to match their dog’s personality and home decor.

Each Nest Bowl stand is also lined with a silicone band that wraps around the interior hexagonal shape to ensure that the food and water bowls do not slip. Finally, the bottom of each food stand comes with silicone foot grips to remain in one position on your kitchen floor even when your pup is chowing down and making a mess of lunch.

As dogs grow older, lowering their necks to meet their food and water bowls becomes a strain. It’s for this reason that a taller food bowl is often recommended for aging dogs. With Nest Bowl, your dog’s food bowl will adapt as their physical needs change. With a removable stand, Nest Bowl will rise to meet the changing physical needs of your pup.

Designer: found / Founded

Coming in an array of colors, Nest Bowl can match your kitchen and dog’s personality.

There’s something really appealing about this hand-operated nutcracker’s beautiful rustic design

The ANVIL looks like the nutcracker you’d get when you combine Flintstones with Alessi. It’s functional yet fun, and doesn’t compromise on the nut-cracking ability. You don’t need a manual to use it, and it’s designed in such a foolproof way, you’ll get it right every single time.

Created by Düsseldorf-based designer Lennart Ebert, the ANVIL is simultaneously old-fashioned and modern, aesthetic and practical. Its two-piece design is modeled on the basic theory of a mortar and pestle – featuring a base for holding the nut, and a large weight for cracking the nut’s outer shell. The design, however, comes with a cup to hold the nut, a tray to gather the fragments of broken shell, and a pestle with hollow base that makes cracking the nut an easy affair.

The name ANVIL probably comes from the large cast-iron block used by metallurgists. The nutcracker has a similar ‘heavy-looking’ design, and comes with a mildly textured metal surface too. Just like an ironsmith hammers hot molten metal on an anvil, the ANVIL lets you hammer away at a walnut, shattering its hard outer shell to reveal the edible nut within. It helps that the ANVIL comes with a nice wooden handle too. Not only is it more comfortable to hold onto, it also creates a beautiful visual contrast with its smooth surface and wood-grain pattern against the rough-looking coarse metal body of the nutcracker. It’s probably not coincidental that the handle’s made from walnut wood too!

Designer: Lennart Ebert

These clever salad tongs can lock into one another to turn into a handy citrus-juicer

It’s admittedly not the most obvious idea ever, but now that I look at Peleg‘s Juicepair salad tongs, I can’t help but wonder why nobody’s ever designed them like this before?! The tongs come with an interlocking design that turns them into a handly citrus-juicer when joined together. However, when you’re done drizzling your salad with lemon juice, just pull the tongs apart into two spoons and toss your greens with them!

The Juicepair’s 2-in-1 design makes it handy during use as well as while storing them. When interlocked, it’s easy to stash them in the drawer without worrying about one of them going missing, and while in use, the dual-purpose design makes the tongs the perfect set of tools for juicing citrus fruits, tossing/stirring food, or even serving up tasty meals.

Obviously, you’re not limited to just salads. You could use the Juicepair to generously season your pasta with some citrus before tossing/stirring too… or while making yourself some incredibly hearty salsa or guacamole!

Designer: Peleg Design