Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pop! Goes the Whole Wheat

Quirky? Educational? Surprising? Funny? I truly couldn't form all of my emotions into one comprehensive thought after visiting the on-line Toaster Museum. No, this isn't a joke. It's awesome.

Delft toaster= Amazing

Following the new wave/trend of on-line exhibitions and museum collections, the Toaster Museum is as sweet as a golden English Muffin with Strawberry Jam. Ever wonder about the design history of toasters? Or the possibility of how extravagant and expensive a toaster can be? Did you know that there are many toaster type specifications as in Perchers, Droppers, Pop-Ups and Sliders?

Torture device? or toaster?

The web-site was born from German designer, Jens Veerbeck, a toaster collector. Why collect toasters? Why not is the question. The Biggs collects antique furniture while others may collect post cards or Beanie Babies (but who would still admit to that!). The museum is an on-line archive of toasters throughout the years. The site is effortlessly organized and easy to navigate. You can view toasters by manufacturer, time period and country. Jens feels that toasters are a direct reflection of the design trends of that time period in a particular region.

The best part of the Toaster Museum. It's free and it's open 24/7.

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