This is either a great leap forward, or an absurd "luxe-green" feature that will make the La Perla the Teddy Ruxpin of early 21st-century home appliances. Only time will tell.
Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.