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Trendspotting: Silverware isn't just for eating anymore

August 26, 2009 |  7:59 am


In what appears to be more than a penchant for recycling, I've been spotting silverware everywhere. Custom pendant lamps are fabricated with flatware in the all-night diner Kitchen 24 in Hollywood, upper left, and in an ice cream shop in Salzburg, Austria, lower right, where I was vacationing.

Accessories include a steel flatware wall clock from Seventh Avenue for $34.95, lower left, and a recycled flatware clock for $50 on mixtgoods.com. For a helping of drama in dining rooms and kitchens: enamelware decals by Custom Silhouettes, upper right, available for $32 to $40 on Etsy, plus a silverware design from Vinyl Wall Art too. (See more clever examples after the jump.) 

Fork rack  

Above: Green Stain Funky Forks modern coat rack, $17, from artists Jeremy and Jennifer Evensen on Etsy.


Above: "Here Comes Santa Clause" spoon wind chime, $27, from DinnerTime Chimes on Etsy.

Perla ann

Above: This hand-carved, printed and pulled open-edition linocut of vintage silverware is printed on archival paper. It's $15 from PerlaAnne on Etsy.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credits: Kitchen 24 and Salzburg pendants, Lisa Boone / Los Angeles Times; enamelware decals, Custom Silhouettes; silverware clock, Seventh Avenue; fork coat rack, JJEvensen Art; Santa Claus, DinnerTime Chimes; silverware linocut, PerlaAnne.