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It’s a portmanteau playground! “Skoons” is better than “spulls,” I think. They’re made from vintage silver by Tom Sale, aka Pinky Diablo, and are available in both tea- and table-skoon sizes. Of course, the numerous holes limit their utility as spoons; I wonder if the details could be embossed instead of pierced? Also, if the teeth were made a bit sharper they could double as tines, and the whole utensil would become a “skull spork.” I’ll leave that one to your own imaginations to skoonerize…er, I mean, spoonerize.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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  • Jan Andrea

    These would make truly awesome absinthe spoons!

    • JAMBO

      The open/pierced design & steampunk-goth look made me think that these could only be absinthe spoons!

      • Sean Michael Ragan

        Didn’t even occur to me, but I bet you’re right. That’s probably what they’re meant for.

  • Cody

    Tom was one of my art instructors in college, and a big reason why I got into art/design/making in the first place. It’s good to see his work get some attention.
    He’s also doing some work painting/drawing skeletons & pig’s feet.. I’m a big fan of his stuff.

  • Noah

    I love Tom’s skull spoons! You might be interested to know that he was inspired by own “skoon” that I created as part of the Skull-A-Day project! Check it out here:

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think you know what portmanteau means.