An interesting Tweet about how different cultures refer to cutlery. We also call them flatware or utensils. At least a fork is a fork, a spoon is a spoon and knives don’t even talk to me about.
Happy 420! So here we have a tiny little spoon. It’s called the Golden Smoke Shovel. It is about 85 mm or 3.35 inches in length. Isn’t this curious cutlery?
It is described as being used for medicines, cigarettes, kitchens, etc. Or as a pipe shovel for smoking accessories. The best description by far is “Micro debugging spoon” because it would really help with my programming work.
You get three of them.
But what is it really to be used for?
This is some weird looking cutlery to say the least. Simon and Nikolai Haas (the Haas Brothers) created this unique flatware for art collector George Lindemann Jr.
This set consists of 144 knives, forks and spoons and are cast as whole. They each feature a four-digit paw with tiny claws on the end of the handle.
One of the brothers Nikolai Haas has this to say about the workL “Initially it was a relatively frustrating commission because we were like ‘fck, cutlery is hard as sht’,”