Looking through our photo archive of the Laboratory renovation, we came across this image of an olive fork improvised by Roberto, a stunningly-outside-the-box-creative of a carpenter who was part the construction team. Being Portuguese, he loved olives and bought a jar for his lunch one day. Having no fork with which to spear them, he…made one out of some wire that he found lying around the job site.

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

It reminded us a little of something Alexander Calder would have devised had he needed a fork and had some bits of wire on hand. He used to whip up cooking utensils for his wife Louisa, like these beauties, made out of silver or aluminum:

 Pedro E. Guerrero/Stewart Tabori & Chang
Pedro E. Guerrero/Stewart Tabori & Chang

They’re from Calder at Home, one of our favorite books of inspiration.

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