Saw this design of a ladle and thought it was quite interesting – there is a hollow ‘ball’ at the stem. Due to the hollow ball the ladle always floats on the water surface, very much like buoys on the sea. This way, you can just leave the ladle in the liquid (think fruit punch tumbler) without worrying about dripping or even having to hang on to the side of the container. An added bonus will be the ease-of-washing when doing the dishes.
Here’s how it works: