Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
Last week I visited the Baltimore branch of Williams-Sonoma. I used to think this was a serious cook store (back when I considered myself a serious cook). In early June, 2009, however, W-S had turned into a veritable funny farm of Father’s Day follies.
This meatball griller, a Williams-Sonoma exclusive, features “twelve perforated wells that drain excess fat as meat is infused with flavor and browns perfectly.”
Maybe. But I bet Mom’s the one who gets stuck cleaning the thing when the great paternal juggling act has ended.
Of course I couldn’t help but be reminded of a more modest gadget, the meatballer (to be used when Dad has finally crossed the line?). Ellen features this diminutive tool in her article on proper power pointing in Design Your Life.
— Julia Lupton · 2009-06-21