Ever thought about just how many different aspects of our civilization come together to create the appliances you use in your kitchen everyday? Try making a simple toaster from scratch sometime. And when I say “from scratch” we’re talking the whole 9-yards—right down to mining ore for steel and making plastic from oil.
Designer Thomas Thwaites made an attempt to illustrate this point by making his own toaster. After watching the video after the break, you’ll never look at that machine making your Pop-Tart the same way again.
(via Geeks Are Sexy)