With a built-in coaster, this coffee mug makes leaving a ring on the table obsolete. Inspired by the banana holder, the floating mug idea suspends the mug over what would be a coaster. So, no searching the room for a coaster with this design-pro solution.
It is functional too. It has a large handle, and in size, it is just right.
A Bench Ripped from the Concrete
This clever use of imagination was put in place in 1996. The artist responsible called the installation "Blue Carpet." It is located in front of the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, England. Up close, it looks like the carpet has been pulled back.
At each point where it is pulled back, sits a bench. Near nightclubs and shopping, the bench-shaped sculptures remain a popular attraction.
What we like about this design, is that it's not in your face. We mean, some may think this is just an odd design for a fork, however, only a few will realize the true purpose behind this creation.
The wavy part on the fork's tines is there for the spaghetti strings to grasp onto without falling back into your dinner bowl. Genius we think.
Is It a Fork? Is It a Spoon?
This could be a training tool for your kids when they learn how to use a fork. It could also be a great way to save on some space when going on hiking trips (we always need a fork at one point or another). This can also be just a plain fork-spoon combination with no story behind it at all.
Would this work with a lefthanded? Would it work at all?
The Stroodle is a brilliant invention. The long strand of pasta made into a straw comes at a time when plastic straws are banned in places. The pasta innovation comes from Italy. Bars in Italy started using pasta straws first to reduce plastic waste.
And now the EU is regulating straws, barring them completely. Plus, they work great. Stroodles do not flavor the beverage at all and last longer than paper straws.