Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like the Vegetables You'll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat—and it almost kinda is, because it's made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time.

Yes, yes, that doesn't mean it's edible, but it does mean that you could theoretically throw this knives and forks into your compost if you wanted. They're in fact made from PLA, a material usually derived from vegetable fats, oils, or starches.

Designed by Qiyun Deng, a design student at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, the cutlery takes the form of common vegetables. So, the fork looks like celery, the knife a stalk of fennel, and a cute little teaspoon even takes the form of a carrot. A carrot! How adorable. They're currently just a concept, but it would be just neat if they became a commercial reality. [Cargo Collective via This Is Colossal]