Did you know Albert Eistein wanted to make a fridge? Seriously. The greatest brain in modern physics dedicated a lot of time in trying to create a long lasting, energy efficient, environmentally friendly refrigerator.
I'm one of those people who never takes anything anyone says at face value but absolutely swears by expiration dates. Ew the milk expired today?! Eat my cereal dry. The bread smells fine but it says it's not BEST BY today anymore. Go get a sandwich at the deli. My blind adherence to those labels is idiotic but I know…
Let's face it, the things you put in your mouth are disgusting enough even without the constant fear of expired eggs or questionable meat. So let's all refrigerate thusly: with conveyor belts that give the stale stuff the boot.
Conventional refrigeration does an incredible job keeping food fresh. But that technology hasn't helped desert dwellers without steady electricity. A more recent development in refrigeration—the Zeer pot-in-pot refrigerator—only requires water, sand, and a hot, dry climate to preserve produce through evaporative…
Have you seen the amazing refrigerators in some peoples' kitchens these days? They have touchscreens, doors in surprising places, special compartments with precise temperature settings for everything from broccoli to wine. It wasn't always this way.
What makes anything better? Food. Wait. That wasn't the answer I was looking for. Oh! Magnets! So if you turn Scrabble magnetic and slap the tiles onto your fridge, you can make excuses that you're learning up some vocabulary as you gorge on the magical leftovers inside your refrigerator. Win, win.
Marta Yegorovnam, who I'm assuming is either a lunatic or an evil prankster, says she has kept an alien corpse in her refrigerator for two years. Apparently, she found this green alien after a UFO crashed right outside her house.
Photographer Mark Menjivar travelled across the US for three years and talked to people from every walk of life about food. He also took pictures of their refrigerators. Dirty or clean, empty or full.
It's a clichéd message, sure, but you've got to give Germany artist Ralf Schmerberg props for collecting 322 fridges to create this igloo. An attached electrical meter displays the energy waste to passersby, who can even pop inside.
23-year-old Emily Cummins started her career as an inventor as a young girl tinkering in her grandfather's shed. Now, thanks to a solar-powered fridge that's already in use across Africa, Nobel winners are handing her awards.
I'm looking at my not-that-big apartment and I see a separate fridge, sink and stove in my kitchen. Sure, it's convenient but if I could have this 1952 Cook and Wash Refrigerator Unit instead, I'd be living in a mansion.
Quick, Smart Fridge! What can I whip up that contains half a jar of pickles, beer from Christmastime, light cream and lime juice?*
Tired of your lunch being stolen by your roommates and co-workers? Instead of hiding your snacks, get serious about security with the fridge locker.
This is the Samsung Fridge, created by design powerhouse Gro. It doesn't only look awesome and retro-futuristic—straight out of a set from Stanley Kubrick's 2001 or the new Star Trek—but it can do cool things too.
Appliance manufacturer Electrolux challenged designers to imagine the appliances households will be using over the 90 years. The finalists include printable foods, waterless washing machines, and fridge that can teleport groceries directly into your home.
This DIY mini-fridge is impressive in its ingenuity, but confusing in its downright-uselessness. I mean, it fits a mere single can of soda/beer.
A research team at Stanford has developed a thermos-sized refrigeration device that uses no electricity. Instead, it contains some sort of coolant that becomes cold when exposed to heat.
I may not be all that light on my feet, but if there's one place that I dominate, it's the refrigerator.
If you've ever lived with a roommate who seems to enjoy experimenting with mold in your communal fridge, you can probably appreciate this invention from Austrian design student Stefan Buchberger. The Flatshare Fridge, one of nine finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition, consists of up to four…
I don't know if these fridges are the norm in the US, but it seems to me like Miele's latest giganormous fridge from their Master Cool line—shown here at IFA 2008—has to be the biggest fridge ever available to megalomaniac consumers and potential serial killers. They should christen it The Walk-In Fridge, because this…