TWISTED COUPLE
Of all the architect-penned teakettles and tableware produced by Italian design house ALESSI, nothing brings a bigger grin than the sight of the company’s perpetually happy “Anna G.” corkscrew flinging up her arms and flashing her chrome-plated smile as she coaxes the cork from a Cabernet. For nearly 10 years, she’s been a one-woman show. Now, Anna G.’s designing man, prolific architect Alessandro Mendini, has given her a companion. Meet “Alessandro M.” To celebrate the happy union, the couple will be available in limited-run, seasonally changing art garb, ? la pointillist and pop-art paintings. Alessandro M., from $85, Anna G., from $59. At Alessi stores and through www.alessi.com