Every time you go see a live show, or a movie at the cinema, we are told to be courteous to other by turning off our cell phones, yet, every time I go out for a nice meal I see other dinner parties where at least one of the diners is on his or her cell phone. I have to admit that I've checked my cell phone during dinner a time or two, but I'm not proud of it. Which is why I find the phone signal repelling Phonekerchief so charmingly ingenious.

The Phonekerchief by The Way We See the World (available at Uncommon Goods for $15) is made out of silver fibers that efficiently block incoming texts and calls. I know what you are going to say, so let me say it for you: why should you purchase a handkerchief that serves the same purpose as an off button? Well, this is a cute, quirky, and easy way of letting your guests know that you would like them to put their phones away and come together for a nice meal and good conversation. After all, you took the time to put together a nice dinner party where conversation should be the focal point. The Phonekerchief will ensure that conversation will not be interrupted by your guests' cellphone. Your guests will undoubtedly appreciate it.

1. Alkemie, 2-3: Uncommon Goods, 4. The Way We See The World