Alessi is bringing out this new pasta pot, designed by Patrick Jouin, as part of their new Spring/Summer 2007 collection. The pot is designed around an old pasta cooking technique where the starches are absorbed back into the pasta instead of being poured off with the water.
I'm not sure that I am sold on the revival of this ancient pasta cooking method but I do really like the detail of the spoon nesting in the pot handle. I never know what to do with the stirring spoon. Stove top spoon rests always seem like they belong in someone's grandmother's kitchen. I like this solution much better. (Found through MoCo Loco)