What is it:
As a frequent tea drinker and Nelly aficionado I used to joke about wanting to create a tea kettle that plays Nelly’s “its getting hot in here” instead of whistling when the tea got hot. When I was asked to design a normal tea kettle at work I knew I found my opportunity.
I designed the actual kettle for OXO as a part of an interdisciplinary team at Smart Design. Once we had mass production samples I used one of the extras, modified the PCB and code, hid a speaker where the cord wrap fits, and made my very own Nelly Kettle, indistinguishable from the outside with a normal OXO kettle.