Color, Colour, Color! (The extra spelling is for my Canadian readers). Finally some cutlery with a splash of color that fits the style and function of the piece. I really do love the way the dishwasher safe ABS plastic (safe for us but not for very high heat) is surrounded by the 18/0 stainless steel handles. The service for four includes the quaintly named lapis salad forks, scarlet dinner forks, lemongrass dinner knives, tangerine dinner spoons, and slight frighteningly named cobalt teaspoons.
This fun flatware is guaranteed to lighten up any dinner room table or picnic, the bright color makes them easier to find, except the lemongrass knives in the lawn 🙂
Fiesta 20-Piece Merengue Flatware Set
We are not the biggest fan of Kickstarter projects as so many tend to fail due to the large mass of them launching everyday. But this spork from Kuma, even if doesn’t go to production, could be created by almost anyone with a old spoon and a file.
The Kuma Reusable Spork falls under our category of Everyday Carry Cutlery and keeps it super minimal. The spoon fork hybrid has a real primitive feel to it. Choose either hardcoated anodized aluminum or stainless steel for your Kuma. I would have preferred some sort of hardened plastic or Melmac to avoid heat transfer to your fingers. Either way, check out what Kuma has to offer:
Kuma Resusable Spork Kickstarter
The company name is “Forked Up Art” and what else would you expect from them?
The Super Spoon man Ultimate Table Topper is not only cute and clever but very practical. His super strong cutlery built body hold the salt and pepper and his cape is the napkins you might need during your meal.
These are each created by artists in Utah making them local American Superheros. He is 100% stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. The glass salt and pepper shakers are included with a lifetime glass replacement.
Forked Up Art Ultimate Table Topper – Spoon
I am learning that a lot of the readers of this blog come here looking for ideas for their cafe or restaurant. We write for the cook at home and at work so I think in every case the products we look at will interest everyone. And I’m glad to say this is one of those products, but I will admit that I first thought this would look great in any cafe.
George Nelson Associates created the first clocks for Howard Miller in 1947. One of their first creations was the “Ball Clock”. This “Spoon Fork Clock” is following that style and still made by the company that started it all. It’s 16 inches wide and is made of real cutlery with the exception of the little fork and knife hands. It runs on one AA battery. This clock will always have you answering that the time is “Time to eat”.
George Nelson Spoon Fork Clock