Do you remember what the word "anthropomorphism" means from your middle school English class? If so, you can see why it's a relevant term for Alessi and Alessi products. If not, look it up because it's a good word. Alessi takes everyday, yawn-inducing items and makes them ridiculously playful - and they manage to do it without sacrificing practicality and functionality. Cheers to the fun-minded people at Alessi.