Friday, November 07, 2008
Talk about sheer kitchen ingenuity? Just check out these floating utensils, consisting of ceramic forks, knives, and spoons. They're shaped with an empty ball in the center so that they will bob up and down rather than sinking to the bottom of your sink (and ending up in your garbage disposal).
The gastronomic buoys might also make for an interesting way to serve food. Just imagine them floating in a container of just about anything brined or, perhaps, in a bowl of floating chilled peaches in brandy. The utensils' creator, Seongyong Lee, has also designed a plastic ladle that, like the forks and knives, floats upright.
Okay, sound terrific so far? Yes, it does. But unfortunately...don't expect to run out your nearest Williams-Sonoma for these nifty little items any time soon. Both designs only appear to be concepts at this point. And it's only through a rather mesmerizing video of the ladle in action, that we can even see it on YouTube.
Nevertheless, I'll be watching this new concept *very* closely. Hear that Williams-Sonoma? You're on notice. I for one, have been totally waiting for something like this to come along.
Check out the video: