The Great Outdoors, Part 9

Why do most gas grills look like chromed oil drums toppled over? That's a partly rhetorical question, of course: While I know the thermodynamics of cooking mandates the basic form, it remains a mystery to me why product designers haven't tackled the aesthetics of these hulks.

This suite of outdoor kitchen appliances and cabinets demonstrates a stylish alternative is within the realm of the possible. Eight modules [including a flip-top plancha and a sink unit], offered in seven colors—far more pleasing than the garden variety barbecue.