Every advanced civilisation sets new standards. In fashion, in the implementation of technical achievements, or in culinary enjoyment. What is particularly exciting, however, is analysing stylistic features based on objects used in everyday life. The spoon is a wonderful object of study in this respect. Everyone needs it, everyone values it: for eating soup, for stirring fresh espresso, for serving mustard. Its use is always similar, yet its shape and decoration could not be more different, as you can see just by comparing Dominikus Auliczek’s pearl spoon to Ted Muehling's shell version.