The photos that accompany the product description tell the tale: Identify a problem; consider a solution; design it; mock it up; prototype it; produce it.
Plus, Žampach's equally conceptual microwave oven for baguettes is totally awesome.
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.