Messaging toaster burns notes into your breakfast

For being one of the most brilliantly simple electronic devices ever to exist, the humble toaster certainly draws a lot of design attention, and this messaging toaster from Sasha Tseng certainly adds in a feature we never knew we wanted -- until now. We're not 100 percent clear on exactly how it works, but using the supplied stylus to doodle on the top lid of the toaster will result in a scorchmark-and-bread rendering of your masterpiece. Not exactly the most covert way of sending messages to your family, perhaps, but since when has practicality been important in toaster concept design?

[Via Shiny Shiny and Giz]