These Responsive Appliances Promote Happiness at Home

By: Amelia Roblin - Dec 28, 2015
References: tedwiles & dezeen
This utterly endearing series of responsive appliances guarantees that you will start your day with a grin. Designed by Ted Wiles, the 'Involuntary Pleasures' collection was conceived with the priority of encouraging psychological positivity and emotional well-being.

For starters, the Victory Alarm Clock requires you to retrieve a pair of batons from its base and to hold them over your head before the alert switches off. Next, you can't get the Hugging Toaster to brown your bread unless you warmly embrace its soft exterior for the duration of the toasting process. Now that you're feeling cozy, fed, awake and confident, you can make a call on the Smile Telephone––but only if your expression is beaming. These responsive appliances rely on bluetooth locating, pressure sensors and facial recognition cameras to function.