The Coffee Machine ($150), designed by Jasper Morrison for German-based Rowenta, is the iPod of coffee makers. Not only is it sleek and modern, but it also has all the functionality you could ask for. The 12-cup all-in-one unit houses coffee filters, the filter holder, a measuring spoon, and a water tank. A matching single slot, two-slice toaster with photosensor technology and a 12-cup kettle with automatic shut-off are also available.
We wouldn't exactly put this in our kitchen, but we'd definitely install it in the basement bar or garage. The Elmira Northstar is a retro-style refrigerator that's nearly too cool for words. It offers 18.1 cu. ft. of storage with a 4.64 cu. ft. freezer, and features chrome handles, Visi-shelving, adjustable door bins, and an optional ice maker. It's available in a plethora of colors: White, Bisque, Black, Quicksilver, Robin's Egg Blue, Flamingo Pink, Mint Green, Buttercup Yellow, and Candy Red.
The 90's were an interesting time in our history. We began the decade with drivel like "Heaven" from Warrant playing on the radio, and ended it with everyone scared to death their computers were going to suddenly blow up at midnight (or something like that). Out of all that mess managed to come the Juicy Salif Fruit Juicer by Philippe Starck — one of our favorite designs of the decade, by one of our favorite designers. It juices fruit, it can double as a triple-speared defense weapon, and is guaranteed to start some good conversations at parties, provided you don't put it away in that cabinet that currently holds your old juicer.