How I built a toaster — from scratch [Video]

It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.

2 Responses to How I built a toaster — from scratch [Video]

  1. Some people would just make do with a fire, and a stick to put your bread on, and have a nice chat with someone while they watch it brown.

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