Posted March 2, 2005
The boring old toaster, long overdue for an update, gets a no-holds-barred makeover courtesy of Pylônes, a French design company that splashes riotous patterns on all sorts of ordinary objects (lamps, handbags, jumpropes). This two-slice model works like a regular toaster, but its bright checkered design will make even plain old white bread toast seem extra special. It will also cheer up your kitchen and your mornings.
$60 at Pylônes, 69 Spring St., near Crosby St., 212-431-3244, pylones-usa.com.