Armadillos are ugly little critters. Maybe they'd be cooler if they were made from silver metal like this Modern Bread Bin ($110). It not only makes a home for your bread, but it also makes for a terrific conversation piece when everyone congregates to the kitchen.
If you're serious about your coffee and serious about having a sleek kitchen, you should take a look at the Brew Express ($650). The system is installed into your kitchen wall and hooks up directly to your home's water supply so you won't ever have to fill its reservoir. And not only does it save precious counter space, it also sports a sexy stainless steel exterior for a pro look and two extra electrical outlets.
As cute as the other character-based home products we’ve featured are, they probably wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for the Gino Zucchino Sugar Dispenser by Guido Venturini ($21). The 1993 design was the first all Alessi product, and is part of Alessi’s “Family Follows Fiction” project - the project that set the stage for many character designs to work with.