Spoons have been a fun medium for professional and amateur artists for some time, and you see them use spoons to sculpt with, make statues, or use as canvases for their art.
Entire businesses are being created around using spoons to make jewelery with; artists are painting them and adding chains to wear around the neck. Other spoons are even made to be tourist attractions and points of destination.
It reminds me of companies that attempt to make engaging toys for children. Many, if not most times, the original use is forgotten and children use them in completely unpredictable ways.
Spoons are another one of those items that we can't seem to leave on the kitchen table for their regular use.