“This shovel is one of those multipurpose tools you see all around Portugal,” Grifo says. It's primarily used to clear away charcoal from underneath outdoor fish grills or to scoop salt in the bins where tuna and other fish are salted and cured. “But again, I couldn’t find a reason for people here to have this, so I’m still thinking about it,” says Grifo. “When we have things that are just interesting objects, it defeats our purpose. I want things that people will use. I don’t want something that people will put on their shelf because it looks cool.”
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“This shovel is one of those multipurpose tools you see all around Portugal,” Grifo says. It's primarily used to clear away charcoal from underneath outdoor fish grills or to scoop salt in the bins where tuna and other fish are salted and cured. “But again, I couldn’t find a reason for people here to have this, so I’m still thinking about it,” says Grifo. “When we have things that are just interesting objects, it defeats our purpose. I want things that people will use. I don’t want something that people will put on their shelf because it looks cool.”