design
Guy Hacks Together a Piano From Chopsticks and Other Instruments and It Sounds Great

You don’t need a million pound Steinway piano to put on a captivating musical performance. You don’t even need a real piano, as Sami Elu proves, by hacking together recycled instruments, materials you’d find at a hardware store, and a bunch of unused chopsticks. Read More >>

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Smart Chopsticks That Test Your Food for Contamination

Recently, Stephen Colbert lampooned gadgets that track what you drink and other seemingly inane metrics. But the trend may have just found its ideal market. The Chinese search giant Baidu just introduced a pair of "smart chopsticks" designed to alert users to the presence of "gutter oil," or the illegal use of oil dredged up from unsavoury places. Read More >>

design
Chopsticks Made From Rice are the Perfect Pairing

It's estimated that over 130 million wooden chopsticks are produced every day, and most are destined to end up in the trash after just one use. Sure, wood breaks down a lot better than plastic, but a couple of engineers from Barcelona have a better idea. They're producing chopsticks made from rice husks—an unwanted by-product of rice production. Read More >>

food
Could the Fork and Knife Chopsticks Be the Only Utensil You Ever Need?

There's an eternal battle going on in my head on what's the greatest utensil in the entire world. I flip with a fork but then flop to chopsticks. It's never settled. Different types of food require different utensils. If only there was one utensil to rule them all, if only I knew this fork and knife chopsticks existed. Read More >>

foodmodo
You Need a Tactical Chopstick Holster When You’re Serious About Sushi

If sashimi and maki are subjects you take very seriously, check out this over-the-top chopstick holster from Brandon, the incredibly talented 17-year-old behind Vanguard Armament. It ensures your personal set of chopsticks is always close at hand for those quick draw dining situations. Read More >>

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Protect Your Last Piece Of Sushi With Nunchaku Chopsticks

Restaurants can be a dangerous place if you're dining with a ravenous group of friends who are ready to steal a piece of food off your plate the second you're distracted. But now you can fight back, with these clever Nunchop Chopsticks which double as a miniature set of Nunchaku. Read More >>

star wars
Those Lightsabre Chopsticks Now Light-Up

If you thought nothing could ever top those Star Wars-themed chopsticks that looked exactly like miniature lightsabres, you're about to have your mind blown wide open again. Because thanks to improvements in miniature LED and battery technology, those lightsabre chopsticks now feature a glowing blade. Read More >>

foodmodo
The Chork Is the Beautifully Awful Lovechild of a Fork and Chopsticks That Will Prevent World War III

If you went back in time with all the knowledge you have now but none of the habits, what utensil would you invent to eat with? Is the fork, a tiny and instinctive spear, the ideal utensil? Or is the chopstick, a dexterous extension of your fingers, the winner? Which makes the most sense? Read More >>