Inspired by a Japanese lunch box and his wife, designer Hlynur Atlason of New York created Bento, an unusual cutting board that doubles as a lid for a set of five measuring cups.
By STACY DOWNS
The Kansas City Star
Atlason asked his wife, whose cooking he enjoys, to describe her dream kitchen tool. Her answer: something that combined organization with cutting and prepping.
Atlasons Bento, for housewares company Umbra, includes a bamboo cutting board/lid that covers two 1-cup measuring cups, two 2-cups and a 3-cup. Food can tidily be cut, prepped and stored for a later time.
Atlason, a native of Iceland, has designed products for Ikea, MoMA, Microsoft and Xbox.