This makes a whole lot of sense. The New Wave Knife Block design combines knife storage with the thing you are most likely to use the knife on- the cutting board. The wave-like design makes for an efficient and elegant countertop display. Granted it does take up quite a bit more space than a knife block alone but you could store other things atop the cutting board when it’s not in use I guess.
Designed by Jowan Baransi, the idea is to keep your most commonly used tools handy. A slight issue might be the fact that you can’t lift up the cutting board for cleaning without dumping your knives out (watch your fingers and toes!) but most wood cutting boards can simply be wiped clean with a rag or paper towel anyway. Cool design concept, maybe someone will start making it.