A Cornucopia of Artistic Cutlery from Jouw

Artistic Cutlery from JouwWow! Just wow! This is an amazing collection of incredibly unique artistic flatware. Well over a dozen different artists have their cutlery designs available for sale (which we almost never see).

In 2012 Steinbeisser launched the Experimental Gastronomy initiative that brings together renowned chefs and artists for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Artists create unique cutlery and dishware that celebrates experimentation.

You have to go to the website and scroll through and check out the various forks, knives and spoons like you’ve never seen before. I do have to say that this really brings up the discussion about “Form over Function”.

Check it out at Jouwstore.com


Extraterrestrials Leave a Giant Spoon on Mars!

ufo-hunters-think-theyve-found-a-giant-spoon-on-marsWow, that’s a clickbait title. But still, it’s an interesting photo and shows how if you are looking for cutlery then you can find it anywhere. Now if it was a fork or even spork that would be interesting interstellar flatware. Maybe this is where the missing spoons have been going?

To quote the article from the “Sun”:

ALIEN hunters have identified a “giant spoon” on Mars and claimed it’s evidence extraterrestrials once lived on the surface of the Red Planet.

The cutlery was spotted in images snapped by NASA’s Mars Rovers, prompting suggestions it was “probably left over from a lost civilisation”.

Um, I don’t think so. But still interesting.

Read the article at The Sun


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