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Stir your coffee or tea and you are left with one last step: either leave the spoon in place or find somewhere to set it down. And then things start to settle, and you have to pick that same stirrer back up again.

In the absence of a saucer, we all know the sound of spoons bouncing around as you move or carry your cup. This project presents one of the simplest possible solutions to the problem.

Lee Hae Seung Scott is not solving the world’s most pressing problems, yet this elementary twist on an everyday object is a great example of the small things often overlooked by designers – particularly in spaces where most assume every solution has already been found.