Usually relegated to a kitchen drawer, the bottle opener is typically as utilitarian as it gets; a piece of metal with a few curves, the sole purpose of which is to bite off a bottle cap. But these interpretations of it are so clever, we'd have to make room for them somewhere out in the open, to display as objets d'art.
• Set this opener out on the table and you're bound to get some confused looks. That's because the opening mechanism is concealed inside the smooth, ovoid shape. You place it on top of the bottle and actually push down to remove the top, rather counter-intuitively - an unexpected twist that we really like.
• We first spotted this Picasso-esque bottle opener at Darioush in Napa. The curved wood lends itself to frequent use, and the little leather tail is just very cute. And there are even more animals (including a snake and owl) available here.