Designer Thomas Thwaites builds his own toaster from scratch - beginning by mining the raw materials and ending with a product that Argos sells for only £3.99.
"We have a tendency to take everyday objects for granted–objects that have often traveled thousands of miles and through dozens of hands just to get to us. But just how difficult is it to make something as common as a toaster from scratch? Pretty difficult, as evidenced by Thomas Thwaites’ Toaster Project." Inhabitat.com