Christmas Card 2009

Before computers designers used curvy rulers to draw beautiful smooth curves, these were called french curves. French curves also resemble a 'one horse open sleigh'. Have a relaxed and inspiring festive season.


Merry Christmas from all the crew at Enoki.


The process of setting a table, presenting a meal, serving the food and most importantly sharing and eating it is very special to me.

I have always had a passion for food, hence the passion for cutlery and serving utensils followed.

The use of natural materials with which to serve, natural, whole foods was one of the main influencers for stem.

Their elegant, simple, yet organic appearance is complimented by the angled tip detail which acts as a resting base for the utensils.

The delicate natural stem demonstrates our notion of slow, good food and design.

finish: recycled Walnut bathed in olive oil
Design Finalist in Harpers Bazaar + Nastro Azzurro's creative types competition 2009.

KESAB Waste and Recycling Tour

Went on a bus tour to find out where our waste and recycling bins go when they leave our household and business kerb.
Waste gets dumped to one main dispatch point at Wingfield where semi-trailers go to load up and ship the waste to landfill locations around South Australia. When landfill areas reach their maximum capacity they compact and cover it to make it land for waste recovery sites.

Recycling is a science and potentially a big money-making business that is helping reduce landfill. South Australia’s recyclable product gets exported to Asia because local industry is unable to manufacture from the recyclable material. South Australia doesn’t even have its own paper mill. Other states do, and their mills are substantially supported by their own paper waste.

Our recycle bins go to Visy recovery centres where all the recycled products are sorted by hand and distributed on conveyor belts to the different areas. There is metal, plastic, glass and paper.

The tour visited statewide recycling where all the metal and plastic beverage containers go to be packed into bails and shipped to Asia. Green plastic bottles are the least valuable material. Beverage cans can not be crushed before coming here as they get caught in sorting machines.

Even though a product has a recycle symbol on it doesn’t mean it can go into our recycling bins. For example, the foam packaging from TV entertainment packaging, shredded paper, squashed cans, lids to tuna cans, anything smaller than a human hand like the lids to tuna cans, anything that has lost its original shape, plastic bags or plastic that doesn’t hold its shape, any household glassware, window glass or any broken glass can not be recycled in these bins. The list is long. I didn’t know that all these things and more contaminate the recycling depot and turn our recycling into waste. There is a list of product that our recycling bins are designed for. I don’t look at my recycling bin as a bin any more. It is a life line. Everything that goes into this bin benefits our future.

All household green waste bins are contaminated except for the green waste bins that come from council ground keepers who keep their green waste strictly green. All our green waste bins go directly to Jefferies garden soils. The household green waste bins are dumped in a big pile and sorted by hand. They are contaminated with fabric and textiles, glass, animal waste, pesticides, building materials, ash, dirt, paints and plastic bags. jefferies takes our green waste and turns it into high quality mulch that helps soils retain water.

Our bins need to be used properly if recycling is to work. The contaminants from the green waste bin and the recycling bin are rubbish and can be dealt with at other recycling depots that can be visited personally.