Your basic toaster has nothing on what Dolce & Gabbana just released.
After a successful partnership last year creating hand-painted refrigerators, the fashion brand collaborated with SMEG to create Sicily is my Love, a new kitchen appliance line. This year's collection is scaled down in size but certainly not in style. With smaller countertop appliances like toasters, blenders, juicers, and more, Dolce & Gabbana makes functional art for the home.
The new line is an ode to Sicilian folklore. Each piece is painted in bright shades of red, yellow, blue, and green. Visions of ripe fruit, Italian waterfronts, and vivid patterns coat the appliances.
These are definitely not the kind of kitchen tools to be hidden away in a cabinet or drawer. We even feel guilty calling them appliances! However, their price tag reflects their craftsmanship. The cheapest items start at $600, and the colorful SMEG refrigerators run for $50,000.
Although we don't necessarily recommend dropping the dough it takes to acquire one of these, keep an eye out for appliances with similar patterns to hit store shelves. Discount stores and artisanal boutiques are sure to snatch up this trend fast, and an eye-catching appliance is just what your kitchen needs.
Until we get our hands on one of these conversation starters, you can find us perfecting our painting skills. We might not have the cash to buy an original, but these masterpieces have inspired us to see what else we can turn into works of art.