The kitchen—the hearth of any home, modern or not—is ripe for reinvention and innovation. And from glassware to food storage, we at Dwell love new kitchenware. So we were thrilled to chance upon Food Huggers, a Kickstarter campaign launched by two industrial designers, Michelle Ivankovic and Adrienne McNicholas. Food Huggers is a range of silicone doodads that prolong the life of cut produce by forming a seal around the cut end of a fruit or vegetable. They're flexible, easy to put on and take off, colorful, washable, and compact. They keep food from rotting, negate smells, and can even be used as open can lids.
Food Huggers has already (far) surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $26,000, but you've got three more days to contribute. Rewards for supporters range from a set of four "Basic Hugs" ($18) to the full range including Avocado Huggers, shipped express before anyone else receives the product ($250).
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Kelsey Keith has written about design, art, and architecture for a variety of print and online publications.