Does that look like celery to you? It looks like celery to me. This is the First Stage Baby Training Spoon Teether from Olababy. And by all accounts, it’s as good as it looks. A great meeting of form and function.
It’s a teether and a non-slip spoon for your baby to learn to eat by themselves safely. It is made of food grade silicone, 100% BPA Free and seems to be dishwasher safe as well.
Is the celery design intentional? I think so, here’s what Olababy has to say:
“Our design inspiration is extracted from natural plant elements. The spoon resembles the shape of a sprout and the tip of the spoon resembles the shape of a leaf. The leafy shape of the tip combined with the flexibility of the silicone material allows the spoon to flex. Babies can perform various motions such as scooping, cutting and slicing with ease.”
Olababy Baby Training Spoon Teether 2 pack from Amazon
We’ve noticed a trend in “skinny” cutlery. Basically a long slender handled flatware seems to be the trend these days? And the Dragonfly 20-piece set by Fortessa is a good example of this. We haven’t looked at Fortessa before, they claim Fortessa tableware is used by over 70% of the Forbes Four and Five-Star Hotels in North America.
This 20 piece set consists of 4 each: table fork, salad/dessert fork, table knife, dessert/soup spoon, coffee/tea spoon. Of course it’s made of dish washer safe 18/10 stainless steel. This is a truly full meal deal of cutlery that will cover all courses of a large meal. I really like the tiny fork and spoon!
And a cute little trademark stamp on each of them.
Fortessa Dragonfly 18/10 Stainless Steel 20-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 4
WMF is a kitchenware (and more) company that was founded in Geislingen an der Steige Germany in 1853. And they seem to really have a good eye for cutlery design.
The Nordic Flatware set is made of a mirror polished and dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. This is a 30 piece set with service for 6. The entire set includes six dinner knives, dinner forks, salad forks, dinner spoons and teaspoons.
I love the sleek design and that dinner knife has a great flair to it. And it’s a really good price too!
WMF Nordic 30-Piece Flatware Set
We’ve looked at Yamazaki product’s before on this blog. They began making flatware in Tsubame, Japan in 1918. In the early 1930’s they were instrumental in the introduction of stainless steel into Japan.
So interestingly enough we have a Japanese company that has designed a European style cutlery set. The Aquatique ICE Cutlery set is a serving for one made of 5 pieces. The set includes a 7-inch salad fork, an 8-inch dinner fork, a 9-inch knife, an 8-inch soup spoon, and a 6-1/2-inch teaspoon
It is dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel with a lifetime warranty.
Yamazaki Aquatique ICE 5 Piece Placesetting