Shakespeare's influence continues to impress me. Imagine Juliet (as a Nespresso pod of coffee) standing on her balcony, calling out to her beloved (coffee cup?). Such is the inspiration for the hip design of Nespresso's newest high end machine. Simply pop a Nespresso pod with your preferred roast in the balcony, select the type of espresso/coffee you're in the mood for, and within a few seconds your beverage has been perfectly prepared. Available in September from Nespresso, $799 (retail).