Tag Archives: utensils

  • Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Many have tried and failed to introduce new design elements to the classically innovative utensil known as the spork. There was Dr. Phineas Farocles in 1907, who perished in a laboratory fire while developing the cigarette-lighting spork. Then there was Ethel Beasley, an amateur inventor who died of electrocution in 1957 before perfecting the world’s […]

  • Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    The technical name for the infamous and mostly illegal “butterfly knife” is “balisong,” and you have to know a guy to get one in most parts of the world these days. But the law ain’t yet been writ that says you can’t carry a spoon around in case you run into any sudden bowls of […]

  • The Frork: A Fast Food Innovation from McDonald’s

    The Frork: A Fast Food Innovation from McDonald’s

    McDonald’s has a new line of “Signature Crafted” sandwiches, and to promote it they have gone down the illustrious infomercial parody route, enlisting famous TV pitchman and friend of the late Billy Mays (RIP), Anthony Sullivan, to unveil The Frork, a French fry utensil for sopping up those “topping droppings” that tend to take place […]

  • The Muncher Titanium Multi-Utensil

    The Muncher Titanium Multi-Utensil

    I think just about how everyone remembers where they were when they first appreciated the ingenuity of the spork. Here’s a utensil that provides the functionalities of both the spoon and the fork, without sacrificing anything of note from either. Well, prepare to have that precious memory replaced with something even more important, because you’re […]

  • Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Kendrick Lamar recently implored listeners to “levitate, levitate, levitate,” but few people realize he was actually talking about chopsticks. To be more precise,¬†Gravity Chopsticks, the chopsticks that levitate so you don’t need a rest to keep them off the table when you’re not holding them. There are no magnets or any other tricks involved in […]

  • Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Edible utensils haven’t really gotten a shot at mainstream usage, outside of gags and other novelties. But inventor Narayana Peesapaty has given the idea a serious stab with a product he refers to as Bakeys. Bakeys are sporks, soup spoons, chopsticks, and the like that are made from a sturdy yet edible mixture of millet, […]

  • Gobites Trio Portable Utensils From Humangear

    Gobites Trio Portable Utensils From Humangear

    I don’t know what your portable utensil game is like, but if you often find yourself out in the world looking haplessly for knife or fork, there may be an inexpensive solution for that problem from Humangear. It’s the Gobites Trio portable utensil set. Actually, “Gobites Trio” is a surprising understatement from a marketing perspective, […]

  • Cantilever: Innovative Mess-Free Utensils

    Cantilever: Innovative Mess-Free Utensils

    What if the traditional knife, fork, and spoon we’ve all been eating with our entire lives actually weren’t the norm because they were optimally designed? As it turns out, there actually is a better way to design these kitchen staples, as represented by the Cantilever line of flatware, cooking utensils, and even chopsticks. Cantilever utensils […]