Glop from Berta Julià Sala on Vimeo.
While we’re fairly certain everyone is going completely bonkers over the news that IKEA will be serving vegan meatballs (aka GRÖNSAKBULLAR
, 10 for $4.49), you might need a better reason than that to go to Emeryville and slalom around shoppers trying to get 90-pound DIY furniture sets into their carts from the warehouse’s upper shelves.
Well, assuming the housewares giant’s buyers know their stuff, there might soon be a good one: flexible cookware. According to Wired
, a Spanish product designer has come up with bendy cups, bowls and plates made for . You can turn a coffee cup into a pitcher in a pinch (and with a pinch), or use the same item to rinse off a bowl of grapes, pour the water out, eat them, and store the leftovers. Glop, as the line is called, takes the logic behind OXO’s Good Grips and runs with it, and the only way it could not be further up IKEA's alley is if you pronounce glop
with a Scandinavian intonation.
The neatest bit about these bendy objets de cuisine is that they save a lot of space. Who among us doesn’t have a shelf stacked with kitchenware that must be put back in the exact same order or it will never fit, especially at the rate that Gladware seems to accumulate? Glop could be great for anyone with a micro-unit or for lazy people who find excessive kitchen prep exhausting (to say nothing about washing the dishes afterwards). Granted, this is not the kind of serving ware you’re going to want to set out when Queen Elizabeth II or Madison Bumgarner come over for dinner, but that’s like, what, twice a week, max?