I love this new design that combines the functionality of Laundry Basket and Washing Machine.
A Chinese Industrial Design Student (Guopeng Liang) designed the iBasket for the Electrolux 2008 Design Lab Competition. Hamper-shaped, the machine will automatically wash once there is enough weight in it. (or you can schedule & control the wash from your PC or Mobile Device). The machine will send a text message once the washing is done.
This is a great example of a "Generation Y" thinking and innovation. I'm sure it will be a huge hit when it comes to market.