Bless those guys who take the time to find cool stuff by sifting through reams of patent applications. The latest find: James Dyson has apparently patented an all-in-one kitchen kit that combines all of your appliances, in the patent-drawing at least, into a series of Borg-like cubes.
Usually, your blender, toaster, tea kettle, and food processor are all bulbous, separate pieces, which monopolize entire swathes of counter space. Instead, Dyson proposes an appliance system composed of rectangular units that can be easily stacked together, eliminating wasted space. The appliances could plug into a common power supply, to further trim the total size. The control panels would all be on the front, providing easy access; the flat surfaces would be easily wiped down. One configuration even includes a water tank/filtration system that could replace both tea kettles and water coolers.
There's no release date set for the product line, but if/when it eventually comes out, it will be a boon to both neatniks and appliance thieves, who will be able to clean your kitchen out in just a few trips to their van.
via fast company
Can destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise and makes great coffee