Eva Solo's Fridge Carafe evokes the shape of a milk bottle and is designed to fit inside your refrigerator door compartment. A flip-top lid keeps unwelcome flavors out of your chilled water while stored, and a neoprene insulating jacket -- available in multiple colors -- zips up the carafe to keep its contents cool from refrigerator to table.
The odd-looking flatware by CurvWare is ergonomically designed to function as a natural extension of the hand (that's a fork in the photo). But, the "ErgoChic" utensils come at a hefty price. One three-piece set will set you back $99 at CurvWare. Via bookofjoe.
Grab a drink and get a nose job. Pick Your Nose party cups come in 12 different combinations of nose, mustache, and dental work: "A must for your next party, and the perfect gift for any plastic surgeon who loves to do rhinoplasties." $18.75 for a pack of 24 cups at The Spoon Sisters.
Bamboo for Baby
Most baby utensils are made of plastic (excepting these high-styled Danish models), but bambu's cutlery for babies and kids is made of renewable, organically grown bamboo (the company also makes a starter cooking utensil set for gastronomes in training). The lightweight, dishwasher safe cutlery retails for $9.95 (baby) and $5.95 (kids) at greenfeet.
Rosendahl's Children's Cutlery, comprised of a spoon with a looped handle and a garden hoe-esque knife/pusher, was created by the late Danish designer Kay Bojesen with the ergonomic needs of children in mind: "Round and angular handles are tiring to eat with, because they roll between the fingers and irritate the palm of your hand. The flat handle, however, rests very differently and correctly on your fingers and in the hand." $45 at The Magazine. [via Charles and Marie]
Felt + Fruit
Inspired by the design of egg crate and crafted from industrial felt, the Eggflat makes a fine tabletop resting place for your fruit. And when it's not being used, it folds flat for ease of storage. $52 at Branch. [via design sponge]
Get a Grip
The usual advice for holding a wine glass is to grasp the stem and keep your 98 degree paws far away from the wine. However, these counterintuitive Glass of Truth Tumblers are designed with indentations for your thumb and finger to encourage heat transfer so that "the warmth from your hand radiates throughout the wine, releasing aromas and unlocking subtle flavors." $38 for a pair at napastyle.com. [via daily olive]
Does the image of a spoonstraw evoke a Proustian taste memory of a Slurpee paired with Now and Laters? Well, wipe those memory banks clean because Bodum has transformed the humble utensil into the sleek MIZU Straw Spoon, which is stylish enough for slurping a cup of almond granita. $4.95 at Bodum.
Space-starved New Yorkers, take note: the nifty Propeller Trivet by Danish design firm Menu collapses on its axis, so you can stow it away in a kitchen drawer. I spotted the silicone gadget at at the Milan branch of Italian housewares mini-chain D CUBE, but you can also find it stateside at the Museum of Modern Art. $18 at the MoMA Store.