Colorful Retro Refrigeration
By James Grahame
I used to live on the fourth floor of a hundred year-old apartment building. I loved the old iron fire escapes that snaked up from the alleyway, all the way to my back door. The building still had mounts for the old pulleys that delivered ice for the iceboxes. When I was there, the iceboxes were long-gone, replaced by a chuntering old 1960s freon-filled monster. I don't miss the noise, but I certainly miss the style.
UK-based Italian white goods manufacturer SMEG offers a line of vintage-looking refrigerators in a variety of colors and patterns [thanks for the correction, Luca - I was mislead by the not-quite-Italian Union Jack]. I'd like mine in silver, but if you're slightly more brazen you could choose one decorated with the Union Jack or several garish shades of green and orange. No price is listed, but they can pack over 270 liters of chilled goodies.
SMEG's colorful retro refrigerators (Born Rich)