For those of us with limited kitchen cabinet space, the look of an appliance ranks up there right alongside its function, since our stand mixers are likely to sit atop the refrigerator or tucked next to the coffee grinder for all our dinner guests to see.
Enter: Sicily Is My Love. High-end fashion designer Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Italian kitchenwares company Smeg to produce a line of small kitchen appliances that double as art, which will release this fall.
There are citrus juicers, toasters, coffee machines, kettles, blenders, juicers and stand mixers, each decorated with nods to Sicilian folklore and illustrations of local fruit like lemons, prickly pears and cherries. There are also paintings of Sicilian icons like the ruins from the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Valley of the Temples.
It's not the first time the two companies have teamed up. Last year, they collaborated on 100 hand-painted refrigerators, which retailed for $34,000 each. Though prices haven't been released for this year's collaboration, we're hoping they'll be a bit gentler.