John Humphrey Noyes so fervently believed sleeping around could lead to immortality that he convinced 300 people to join him in a utopian socialist community built on that very principle, in upstate New York. As he saw it, promiscuous “interlocked contact” between men and women—in the form of a polyamory scheme he…
If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward—and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away so it can hang off a carabiner.
With the trends of today's disaffected youth being what they are, mustaches have gained an unfortunate affiliation with hipsterdom and its ironic ramifications. This gloriously dignified mustache spoon, however, is a reminder that there was actually a time when your mustache was a symbol of honor and of your manhood.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have successfully managed to create antibacterial stainless steel. By introducing silver, nitrogen, and carbon to the surface of the metal, it not only wards off germs but is resistant to wear and tear.
Flatware manufacturing had been part of American industry since Colonial times. Now, unable to compete with Chinese manufacturers, the very last American maker of forks, spoons and knives shut down their factory eight months ago, taking away 80 jobs from the small N.Y. town of Sherrill.
The germaphobe in us always freaks out a little bit when we see silverware lying on a bare table, either at someone else's house or a restaurant. (Our own table is a chemical-cleaner-scorched wasteland.) So we hope that eventually all silverware will be like Jens-Martin Skibsted's designs for Side-On Cutlery, which…