January 21, 2008 at 10:11 am (design/gadget lust, neat things)

From Treehugger, check out this odd little product, one of the winners of a recent design competition themed “Dining In 2015.” Called din-ink, the idea is to convert “your favourite office tool from your desk in[to] a common cutlery.” In other words, it’s a set of pen caps that double as a fork, knife, and spoon, made from nontoxic, biodegradable plastic. Pop one on a pen for lunch and toss it in the compost. The packaging is also compostable, printed with vegetable ink.


I don’t see any info about whether they’re in production yet, or how to buy them. Great idea, though.



  1. Rafael said,

    Hey guys,

    Looks like the winner of this competition was really “inspired” by James RennickĀ“s BIC Biro cutlery.
    Here is the link:


    See for yourselves.


  2. Daisy said,

    Wow, weird. Thanks for the link, Rafael. I wonder whether it was a coincidence…? The din-ink designers are Italian, while Rennick appears to be Irish. So they might honestly have come up with same thing independently.

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