Besides the rare few, no one actually enjoys doing chores. But while scrubbing the dishes or folding the laundry is tedious, you can at least make vacuuming a touch more glamorous. As an alternative to the ubiquitous Dyson, Stefano Giovannoni's version of the handheld vacuum is sleek and shiny like some sci-fi fantasy creation. While it won't take care of those dust bunnies hiding under your couch, it'll do a decent job of picking up cookie crumbs from your keyboard.
Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi Handheld Vacuum, $199 at Hive Modern.