We love kitchen gadgets and good design, so when I checked out the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) last month, I was happy to come across black + blum. I got to meet Dan Black and Martin Blum, the designers behind black + blum. Many of their products are ergonomic and clever (some are even sold here in NYC at the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA) store). And not only did we get a chance to try out their Spudski Potato Masher, Salad Tongs, and their Box Appetit lunch box, but we also got them to provide a giveaway opportunity for you!
Looking like a ski pole, the Spudski Potato Masher is a fun and comfortable tool to mash potatoes. It's funny how I never thought of cooking while I mashed snow during cross-country skiing, but this really works! I can imagine kids and ski bunnies having a blast with this masher. The masher also unscrews from the pole for easy storage.
The next item we tried out was their Box Appetit lunch box. We liked all of the different compartments in it - it helped keep our bread from being soggy by our salad. The container also sealed well, preventing spillage. All of the parts feel sturdy, though when sealing the container, we felt that the clips on the side may break and snap off. The lunch box also includes a fife (fork+knife) and sauce container.
My favorite item of the three that we tried out were these Salad Tongs. Having storage issues in our tiny NYC apartment isn't a problem when we can display these cute Salad Tongs on our dining table (plus it's a plant that will never need watering!) The tongs work well to toss and serve salad, while the pot is great to hold/mix salad dressing.
And now for the giveaway! Black + Blum is generously giving away any one of these items (winner's choice!). All you have to do is:
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Contest closes on Sept 30th , 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) and is only open to US and Canada residents. The winner will be announced on Oct 1st and will be chosen through Random.org. Good luck!