The ButterUp is an ingenious yet admirably simple invention that tackles one of the great problems of modern life -- how to spread butter onto your toast when it's hard right out of the refrigerator.
Designed by Australian industrial designers Sacha Pantschenko, Norman Oliveria and Craig Andrews, the ButterUp butter knife has a row of precisely-shaped holes on the blunt edge of the knife. This enables you to grate a cold stick of button, creating skinny butter ribbons that are easy to spread when cold compared to awkward chunks.
The importance of this particular invention is exemplified by the manner in which it has blown past its Kickstarter fundraising goal. A pledge of $12 will land you a ButterUp knife in early 2015.
The knife will be available in classic polished or modern satin finishes.