Designer Wen Jing Lai has created a line of cutlery that combines the elegance of chopsticks and spoons with the utility of forks and knives. The utensils are made of combinations of bamboo, stainless steel, wood and clay.
Designer Wei Young has crafted a set of reusable plastic utensils that's sturdy and compact and offers an alternative to disposable plastic forks and knives. The $10 set comes in a variety of colors and includes a folding knife and multi-purpose spork that are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.
Designer Jeri Dansky takes a look at both traditional and creative ways to store kitchen knives. Storage solutions such as the Toro Legno combine utility and fun, as the Toro stores knives and cookbooks in a bull-shaped wooden frame. The commonly used slanted knife boxes come in a variety of shapes, colors and materials.
The Schmidt Brothers Cutlery No. 277 Urban Block is a clear acrylic knife block embedded with magnets, making it easy for at-home chefs to store knives safely and visibly. The product combines the visibility of a knife drawer without the associated risks to the user and damage to the knives.
The FDRL designers Ian Murchison and Rohan Thakar have come up with a new set of knives made mostly of maple wood. The Maple Set knives feature a small metal blade affixed to a sealed maple base and body.