BUG BUG – Cutlery for eating Insects

insect-cutleryI love cutlery designs from the art world, how can we forget even Salvador Dali got into it.

Wataru Kobayashi is a Japanese designer that has designed a flatware set for entomophagy (that means eating bugs).

This set includes a spatula for bug mushing, a fork, chopsticks and a set of pincers used for eating the larger crunchier and more dangerous bugs. And some nice ceramic plates as well. There is no spoon.

Now be warned that this is a concept art piece only but has a great statement about the current track we are headed on when it comes to world food:

“BUGBUG, the picnic cutlery set for eating insects” are for promoting people eat insects as a meal for a large-scale food crisis predicted in forthcoming 2050. The target users are a family of 2020 and the people who are highly concerned with food such as foodies. This product is designed for the minds how people avoid to be caused the food crisis and how people succeed food culture to next generations. BUGBUG is expected to have the different approach to head off the crisis. The product is meaningful to be joyful for eating insects and stretch food culture.’

Visit the Wataru Kobayashi for more info about BUG BUG



Sakum – The Jewish Spork?

spock-sporkThe image above is cute and punny in it’s own way. And there is a connection to this article on Haaretz.com even though it’s a tenuous one. I’ll leave it to the hardcore Star Trek fans to figure it out.

It’s turns out there is no Hebrew word for spork but they do have a great word that sums up all cutlery. Here’s a snippet from Haaretz.com:

“That acronym is sakum, which stands for sakin, kaf umazleg, “knife, spoon and fork.” Like “spork,” it doesn’t make the distinction between different kinds of spoons, with kaf, a soup spoon, tablespoon or serving spoon – basically a big spoon – standing in for both itself and its little sibling, the kapit, or teaspoon.”

It’s a great article about this word of the day.

Read more at www.Haaretz.com


Spoon Theory

spoon theoryNo, this isn’t exactly about cutlery but we believe it deserves our attention.

The spoon theory was introduced by Christine Miserandino in her essay The Spoon Theory, which is posted on her website But You Don’t Look Sick.

Christine created a disability metaphor that explains the reduced amount of energy available for activities of daily living and productive tasks that may result from disability or chronic illness. Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement used to track how much energy a person has throughout a given day. Each activity requires a given number of spoons, which will only be replaced as the person “recharges” through rest. A person who runs out of spoons has no choice but to rest until their spoons are replenished.

Spoons suddenly look important to you through this view on life with a chronic illness. Hopefully it will help people understand each other better.

Visit Butyoudontlooksick.com for more info


A Poutine Fork, an Ice Cream Spoon and a Knife in 14 Karat Gold

poutine fork in goldIt’s Canada Day and what could be more of a Canadian food than poutine? And how about some ice cream with that poutine? And how about a poutine fork, an ice cream spoon and a knife in either stainless steel or 14 karat gold plate?

Anneke van Bommel‘s Silhouette Cutlery Series is based on disposable options found at roadside snack stands or other venues of convenience, and van Bommel trades the single-use nature for a more elevated approach. The gold makes it pricey but the design and case are wonderful.

Happy Canada Day!

Available at Made Design