Ingenious Chopsticks Never Touch the Table

The gentle curve of the tines on a fork make spearing food a little easier, but also help to keep them from getting dirty when placed on a table. Which is an issue that has made chopstick rests a necessary accessory at many restaurants, at least until these brilliant Restless Chopsticks become more mainstream.

Created by Mikiya Kobayashi, the chopsticks feature a clever angled design at the tip so when not in use the end that touches your food never comes into contact with the table. It's a brilliantly simple improvement to the chopstick design that unfortunately also seems easy to copy. So even though they're $15 a pair, it's probably best to buy the real deal to support the clever designer who came up with the idea—before ripoffs show up in every restaurant from here to Roppongi.

Ingenious Chopsticks Never Touch the Table

[Emmo Home via The Fancy]