I tend to get so focused on my work that I forget about everything else. For the most part, that’s a good thing. I do my best work when I’m totally tuned in and the rest of the world is tuned out.
I drink a couple of big cups of tea every morning (I take mine with milk, like the Brits, thank you). It gives me a good jolt and helps keep me focused. But it also presents a problem. With the kitchen down the hall and around the corner, I had a tendency to forget about having put the kettle on to boil. It led directly to the death of a couple a nice tea kettles and the possibility of actually burning the place down!
The solution was clear. I needed to secure a tea kettle with a loud, built-in whistle ASAP. Initially, I picked up one of those cool kettles that Michael Graves designed in the ’80s. You know, the one with the cute little red bird that whistled. Eventually however, that little bird got lost (or flew away). Time to brew a new solution.Read More