Achille Castiglioni’s Award Winning Dry Cutlery

Achille Castiglioni Dry CutleryAchillie Castiglioni’s Dry Cutlery design has been chosen by the London Design museum as one of the top designs over the last 25 years. This list also included the iPod and the Freeplay Windup radio. Achille died in 2002 and is still considered one of the top industrial designers of our time. Made of both polished and matt stainless steel, this work designed in 1982 continues to have an effect. Cutlery as functional art? Yes indeed.

Learn more about Achille Castiglioni’s work at Designmuseum.org

The case of the disappearing teaspoons

The case of the disappearing teaspoonsThis is an important study that you should be away of. Objectives: To determine the overall rate of loss of workplaceteaspoons and whether attrition and displacement are correlatedwith the relative value of the teaspoons or type of tearoom.

We’ll never forget those lost in battle.

Read the report at BMJ.com

James Robinson Handmade Silverware

James Robinson SilverwareSilverware that you can use? That you can put in the dishwasher? That is hard enough that the edge won’t dull or the pattern wear down? The amazing process of making these by hand results in silver that is much tougher than machine stamped silverware. They have some nice patterns and offer custom work as well. Oh, one last benefit is less polishing!

View the gallery at James Robinson

The Pinoy Spoon Incident

Pinoy Spoon IncidentA 7-year-old Filipino boy in Quebec was punished by his school lunch monitor for eating with a spoon and fork rather than fork and knife. He was made to eat alone. This style of using cutlery is used by people in Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Canada (where I live) is a multicultural society and this incident is embarrassing. Two great articles about the incident and living in a diverse world are below.

Read More at NewsFlash.Org