So Cool It's Hot

Marc Newson's penchant for streamlining and unexpected color is on display in his appliance designs for Smeg. While this cooktop wouldn't hold up to an Iron Chef workout, it could make a sweet addition to a residential kitchen, either retro or contemporary in decor. In addition to mint green, there's an iris blue and a soft yellow in the palette, as well as black and white. A coordinating wall oven is offered, too.