Antonelli considers ALFONSO BIALETTI, who created the "MOKA EXPRESS" STOVETOP COFFEEPOT in 1933, to be a genius, because the device combines technology with design and makes fantastic coffee ($23, from Valenti; 718-386-0896).
Antonelli sees enormous potential in HOUSEHOLD CERAMICS, which are already being used for kitchen knives. F&W editors are fond of the ceramic blades from KYOCERA ($50 to $160, from Sur La Table; 800-243-0852).
A good dining-room chair "helps your posture and keeps your legs from falling asleep," Antonelli says. Because a chair should fit the body, she explains, buying one is as personal as buying a suit. One of her favorites is Mario Bellini's 1977 "CAB" CHAIR which has a high back and a well-padded seat, all covered in saddle leather ($825, from Cassina; 212-245-2121).