Unique, Unusual Toaster Design Concepts

Since 1893, when the first toaster made its commercial appearance, billions of bread slices, bagels, and other baked goods have been heated & crisped by this incredibly useful mini-appliance.

Of course, through over a century of innovation, the toaster went through quite a few evolutions, from the General Electric “Model D-12″ to the automated, heat-sensing, chrome-plated, timer-equipped modern creations, with all the bells & whistles one might expect.

General Electric Model D-12 Toaster - 1910's high-tech!

General Electric Model D-12 Toaster –
1910′s high-tech!

Dualit NewGen Chrome Toaster

Dualit NewGen Chrome Toaster -
1946 design, 2012 innovation

Having perfected the toasting technology and the controls, designers unleashed their vision, producing toaster models that range from retro-style streamlined chrome designs, to outstanding special-edition creations like the “Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition” toaster by Radi Design, with analog knobs, plenty of chrome, and muscular curves.

Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition Toaster by Radi Design

Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition Toaster by Radi Design

Looking to the future, many alternatives and additions to the concept of “heating elements in a box” are emerging. YankoDesign has a review of 10 toaster designs that are sure to surprise, amaze, and inspire. Check out the “Top 10 Toaster Designs” article – and never buy a boring toaster again!

 
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10 Great Architectural Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most significant architect of our time. His design principles have influenced countless followers, and his buildings continue to inspire to this day.

But what are those design principles? Freshome.com offers an overview of 10 great concepts from the master of architecture. Check out the article “10 Great Architectural Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright” for insights on vision, organicity, harmony between the building and the setting, the importance of architecture, the life-changing aspect of a well-designed home, and much more.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright - Fallingwater House

Frank Lloyd Wright – Fallingwater House

Frank Lloyd Wright - Guggenheim Museum - interior

Frank Lloyd Wright – Guggenheim Museum – interior

“The mother art is architecture.
Without an architecture of our own,
we have no soul of our own civilization.”

 
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New Model: 42″ Insert/Liner – Built-in range hood for custom cabinetry

The perfect ventilation solution for custom cabinets, Futuro Futuro’s innovative “Range Hood Insert/Liner” series offers a full-featured range hood – complete with wireless remote – in an easy-to-install, compact package. Now available in 42″ width to accommodate cooktops up to 48″ wide.

Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower with 4 speeds, it offers plenty of airflow to accommodate a variety of cooking conditions. Easy installation – completely assembled, pre-wired, and secured with an innovative mechanism.

The Insert/Liner is available with the modern Perimeter Suction Filter, or the Baffle Filter for heavy-duty cooking. Three sizes – 22″, 32″, and the new 42″ width – accommodate a variety of cabinetry and custom-built hood enclosures. For more information, visit the product pages:

Built-In "Insert-Liner" Italian Range Hood - Futuro Futuro

Built-In “Insert-Liner” Italian Range Hood – Futuro Futuro

 
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Labor Day Sale – $ 100 off any range hood + FREE S/H

Celebrate Labor Day with a new designer range hood from Futuro Futuro!

Save $ 100 off the price of any of our 200+ models – simply enter coupon code LABOR2012 at checkout!

Free shipping to anywhere in the continental 48 US states.

Labor Day Sale 2012

Labor Day Sale 2012

 
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Photo Gallery Update – Insert/Liner Built-In Range Hood

The perfect ventilation solution for custom cabinets, Futuro Futuro’s innovative “Range Hood Insert/Liner” series offers a full-featured range hood – complete with wireless remote – in an easy-to-install, compact package.

Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower with 4 speeds, it offers plenty of airflow to accommodate a variety of cooking conditions. Easy installation – completely assembled, pre-wired, and secured with an innovative mechanism.

The Insert/Liner is available with the modern Perimeter Suction Filter, or the Baffle Filter for heavy-duty cooking. Two sizes – 22″ and 32″ width – accommodate a variety of cabinetry and custom-built hood enclosures. For more information, visit the product pages:

Built-In "Insert-Liner" Italian Range Hood - Futuro Futuro

Built-In “Insert-Liner” Italian Range Hood – Futuro Futuro

 
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