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Reusable chopsticks snap apart forever

Stickpecker by MicroWorks

First there was PuchiPuchi, the endless bubble wrap-popping gadget, and then there came Mugen Peri Peri, for those that can’t get enough opening of shipping envelopes. Now, there is Stickpecker by MicroWorks. However, unlike those two aforementioned toys, this gadget is useful. A small magnet holds the chopsticks together, necessitating that the soon-to-be diner pulls them apart. The action is meant to be reminiscent of the separating of wooden takeout chopsticks. A clever woodpecker design reminds us all that wooden chopsticks do in fact come from trees. Nice job, MicroWorks.

(Via Serious Eats)

August 19, 2009   No Comments

Get over your fear of chopsticks with Choplery


If you tend to purposely overlook chopsticks and instead gravitate immediately towards the cutlery, Choplery can help. In this chopsticks meets Western-style utensil mash-up, the question of which to reach for is removed by combining both into one. Snapping apart like all good takeout chopsticks do, the hybrid flatware designed by Peter Pracilio serves to appeal to diners no matter where they are from. Now, Western diners who have not yet tamed the fearsome chopstick can stop stabbing at their sweet and sour pork and opt gracefully instead for the more familiar knife, fork and spoon set up.

(Via InventorSpot)

July 29, 2009   No Comments