Why can’t all gadgets be this cute?

It’s not often that I squee at a gadget. Something about their reflective metal gives off a sterile vibe. A big-screen TV doesn’t sound my cute alarm, you know? But these lil guys:


Major cute alarm alert. Hyerim Shin, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art, wanted to experiment with how to make home appliances cute, so taking inspiration from Japanese kawaii culture, she built a toaster, vacuum, and garbage can. For real, I never thought I’d think a garbage can is cute, but times change I guess. Beyond their cute pastels and supple design, each device does something a little different to make it stand out. The toaster sneezes when it’s accumulated too many breadcrumbs; the vacuum poops out its…

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