Vain Design

Complexity and modern aesthetic cater to the contemporary consumer
Implications - Basic home appliances like coffee makers and kettles are increasingly designed with complex features and modern aesthetics over simple functionality. Slick, high-tech design has become the basis for such products as consumers look for technology and luxury in ordinary situations like their daily caffeine fix.
SCORE: 3.2
Mild Top 6 Examples: 105,304 Total Clicks May 08 - Mar 10
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Tulip-Inspired Coffee Makers - The Guillaume Garcia Nespresso Brings Beauty to Coffee-Making
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 11,680 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 10
Tulip-Inspired Coffee Makers
The Guillaume Garcia Nespresso Brings Beauty to Coffee-Making
Seeing how ritualized coffee time has become with guests and even without, there should be more to the process than simply brewing the coffee traditionally; the Guillaume Garcia Nespresso is a right step… [More]
Color-Changing Kettles - The 'Creativi*tea Kettle' Fires Up With Heat
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 47,225 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 09
Color-Changing Kettles
The 'Creativi*tea Kettle' Fires Up With Heat
Spicing up the ordinary process of making tea, the Creativi*tea Kettle by Sarina Fiero ignites its color as the water heats within. Turning increasingly more luminous red, the intelligent teapot keeps… [More]
Wall-Mounted Kettles - Diamantine
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 14,178 Clicks Pub: May 23, 08
Wall-Mounted Kettles
Diamantine
If you’ve mentally mapped out your futuristic dream kitchen, the Diamantine is a must-have to add to your list. The wall-mounted kettle was designed specifically for small-space living, eliminating the… [More]
Heat Activated Coffee Sleeves - The Air Shield Protects Your Fingers From Steaming Hot Coffee Cups
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 10,498 Clicks Pub: Jan 6, 10
Heat Activated Coffee Sleeves
The Air Shield Protects Your Fingers From Steaming Hot Coffee Cups
Most of us have learned the hard way that a coffee sleeve is an absolute must when drinking a hot cup of joe out of a paper cup. The coffee sleeve has become one of the greatest accessories for caffeine… [More]
Caffeine in Space - On-Orbit Coffee Cup Is A Must-Have For Zero-Gravity Baristas
SCORE: 1.8
Mild 9,108 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 09
Caffeine in Space
On-Orbit Coffee Cup Is A Must-Have For Zero-Gravity Baristas
Since outer space is not the friendliest of environments, bold astronauts are always faced with a range of troubling issues to deal with. The most recent concern, raised by space invader Donald Pettit,… [More]
Precision Tea Pots - Bugatti Vera Kettle Makes the Perfect Cup on Demand
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 12,615 Clicks Pub: Oct 17, 09
Precision Tea Pots
Bugatti Vera Kettle Makes the Perfect Cup on Demand
Some folks are religious about their tea and take great care in crafting the perfect cup. For folks who will only accept the best, the Bugatti Tea Kettle is arguably the best tea kettle on the market.… [More]