Philippe Starck's Scheme for Home Wind Power

Forget about toasters and other energy-sucking devices. French designer Philippe Starck, who has made a name for himself in stylized household goods for a plethora of retailers including Target and Microsoft, has now set his sights on small, wind turbines for residential use.

Starck is teaming up with Italian energy parts maker Pramac to create "Revolutionair" vertical axis turbines that can be used in yards, gardens or on rooftops to generate power.