The Spice Boy grinder, by Oliver Hemming, seems to be drawing attention. The original wooden version was created by the British designer in 2000, followed by the coloured, acrylic version in 2004. The coloured Spice Boy recently caught the eye of Emily Leppenwell at the Sunday Times and is a winner of the 2008 Red Dot Award for product design.
The Spice Boy is functional and versatile as well as being a bit of a looker. The wide bowl lets you easily fill with your chosen spices (anything smaller than a coffee bean) and the amazing ceramic ‘crushgrind’ mechanism won’t corrode (even if you use it for salt). Yes, you can use it for salt or pepper – but why not let your imagination run riot and create your own special spice mix?
The Spice Boy is available from Proleno for £24.95 and comes in white, blue, pink, red or black.