Designer Matthew White's second project to blow us away is his unusual nesting Pot and Pan Set. "[Domestic space] problems multiply with the addition of roommates. Dinner," White wryly observes, "can be one of the few social bonding experiences that bring cohabitating people together in a non-confrontational setting."
Originally conceived of as a way to fit more people's individually-cooked meals on a limited number of burners, White's project could just as well be viewed as a way to cook more using less energy by dropping a pot and pan on a single burner. Aluminum construction means the shape of the pan doesn't need to conform to the burner's circle, yet heat will still be distributed evenly. Stepped grooves around the circumference of the pot rest on pegs within its nest, forming a defacto adjustable-height trivet that allows you to control the heat exposure by raising or lowering the pot.