Chopsticks for dummies

Sterling-silver chopstick device makes eating sushi much simpler.

Tukaani takes the pressure off your next sushi date.
If you haven't learned how to use chopsticks, you can stop feeling profoundly ashamed and start celebrating. Meet the Tukaani, a device that works the same way as the finger-twisting tools that accompany your lo mein and sesame chicken, but saves you the embarrassment of not knowing how do what every child in China can.

The designer, Lincoln Kayiwa of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, started his own product design company called KAYIWA. KAYIWA, according to Lincoln's Web site, is the "epitome of novelty, aesthetics, functionality and environmental friendliness." This mantra translates into the handmade sterling-silver Tukaani, which helps you save trees by avoiding those wooden chopsticks.

On Kayiwa's Web site, the Tukaani is described as a device whose allows "steady grip in the hand. The curl at the end of the TUKAANI provides eased food picking and delivery to the mouth. The loop also allows easier hanging, storage, and display." Yes...eased food picking.

You can check out the Tukaani and other KAYIWA designs on Lincoln Kayiwa's Web site.

About the author

    Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.


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