Literal Flatware: Terrific Wooden Tableware-in-a-Book Set


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This flatware design idea starts out simple (and quite literal), with a laser-cut wooden fork-and-knife set that pops out of the cover of a book, but goes on to include placemats that are more than merely functional fold-out surfaces on which to set your tableware.

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There is an idea of rhythm and of journaling within this delightful dinnerware idea by Sara Ferrari, fourteen fold-out pages being contained within the spiral binding of the book that also houses your fork and knife. There is a different pattern and color designed for continuous variation through two meals a day for a week

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This built-in notation system has all kinds of potential purposes, from writing what you want to eat to what you actually ate (or both). With the completion of each meal, the relevant area of the placemat tears out and can be stored within the pages of the book or strapped to its cover. While not the most sustainable design, perhaps, the overall idea encourages a unique kind of self-reflection about what we consume from day to day and meal to meal.

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