What makes a Smart fork smart? What makes a dumb spoon dumb? Ummm…let’s answer the fork question.
This fork in particular is considered Smart because it will connect via Bluetooth to your phone or tablet and watch you eat. OK, not really watch you but it does track the number of “fork servings” (each time food is brought to the mouth) per minute. The idea is that the fork and your phone will track how much and how fast you eat and help you eat smarter. The fork will actually light up and vibrate when you are eating too fast.
Cyber Cutlery or Foolish Flatware? I’ll let you and your Smart fork decide between the two of you.
HAPIfork Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Fork now on Amazon.com
“Bouquets and Butterflies” is a project by artist Ann Carrington. She is based in the UK and her work using standard cutlery to create beauty like this is astounding. Your standard fork, knife and spoon become works of art. A quote about the exhibit from her website:
August 2016 saw ‘Pop goes the Weasel!’ – a large retrospective exhibition of Ann’s work – open at the Royal College of Art, Kensington, London. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Devil’s Trumpet, a floral sculpture fashioned from cutlery, was acquired by the V & A for their collection and will be on permanent display in the Silver Gallery from October 2016.
You might not be able to visit the gallery or have missed the presentation, but check out the wonderful photos on her website:
Visit Anncarrington.co.uk to see Bouquets and Butterflies
Color coated cutlery sure is the trend and the technology has been improving in leaps and bounds. The quality is improving and the costs are dropping.
This Catnee Mirror Black Flatware is 16 pieces which is a setting for four. This includes 4 tablespoons, dessert spoon, dinner knife, and fork.
It is made of 18/10 stainless steel with a matte black finish. They do warn to use a neutral detergent to wash, do not use strong alkaline or strong oxidizing substances such as baking soda, bleaching powder, sodium hypochlorite.
From Amazon: Catnee Flatware 16Pieces Set – Service for 4 (Mirror Black)
People sure do seem to really like the gold cutlery and it is only getting more and more popular over the last couple of years.
This is a setting for one person that consists of a knife, fork, soup spoon and teaspoon. It is made of 18/10 stainless steel but you want might to be careful with the dishwasher as it could lose some color. It seems they had some problem with the black but now use a powder coat that should hold of a lot better.
I must say the black and gold design is very striking and will make an impression on your diners with this flatware.
Gold Flatware Set by KitStuff from Amazon