Ornate Tableware Sculpted in Gold and Silver Filigree by Wiebke Maurer

Artist Wiebke Maurer is drawn to objects found in traditional place settings like spoons, bowls, saucers, and tea cups, but her interpretation of these pieces leaves function behind, resulting in delicate sculptures that fuse the past and present. Working primarily with gold and silver the pieces seem almost impossibly delicate, reduced to the most decorative aspects found in silverware design. “I’m fascinated by historical European works of silver, gold and porcelain,” says Maurer. “I explore traditional ways to design objects, not to stick to tradition but because I use tradition as my starting point for my creative strategies. I’m not concerned about the restoration of the broken object: I want to deconstruct it, to reach the heart of its integrity and reinvent it, both formally and functionally.”

10 Most Creative Products for Your Kitchen

If you’re in the mood to add a twist to your day to day cooking routine, feel like impressing your dinner guests, or even just need to find the perfect gift for the design-enthusiastic person, this is just for you. SOHO Design Shop is an online store where unique and innovative items are affordable and attainable. Cute kitchen gadgets that will make your time in the kitchen much more enjoyable! Here are our top ten most creative ones for your kitchen:

Sugar Skull Spoons

Sugar Skull Spoons is a new project on Kickstarter. Stainless Steel spoons that gently remind you sugar is evil each time you make a tea or coffee. “Sugar Skull Spoon, born from the happy realisation that with a simple twist, the humble tea spoon could become the perfect home accessory for fans of the macabre (and fans of hot drinks!). The Sugar Skull tea spoon is the perfect gift for those who need reminding to take a little less sugar in their drinks, and even if you don’t, it’s still MUCH more interesting than a regular spoon…” Take a look!

Creative Tableware by Qiyun Deng

This set of disposable tableware referencing the textured skins of fruits and vegetables was created by Chinese designer Qiyun Deng. Made from a bioplastic derived from renewable resources, the series of utensils is completely biodegradable, solving the environmental problem typically prevalent in disposable products. The project blends the texture and color of culinary items into the cutlery, visualizing their source materials: the leaf of an artichoke becomes the bowl of a soup spoon, a stalk of celery transforms into the handle of a fork, a pineapple stem is the blade of a knife, and a whole carrot acts as the grip of a small spoon.

Amazing Spoons by Glover and Smith

British artists Ed and Judy Glover under the brand Glover and Smith invent and create unique products from pewter and silver. And among all these decorations and souvenirs there is a series of amazing cutlery. Decorative spoons from Glover and Smith are famous not only exquisite design, but also the fact that they can be great souvenirs, and, actually, cutlery. Pewter and silver spoons are decorated with small figures of dragonflies and butterflies, acorns and flowers, small animals and other cute and funny characters that make people smile and create a good mood. Take a look!