Din-Ink

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.

din-ink

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

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2 Comments

  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:

    http://coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?individual_id=164229&portfolio_id=606711&sort_by=1&

    See for yourselves.

    Cheers.

  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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