There are always a few seconds of anxiety when you've rung a stranger or acquaintance's doorbell, and you're waiting for him or her to walk over and turn the knob to let you in. With nothing for distraction, you find yourself staring at the door and thinking empty thoughts. What if there were a door bell that could ease your anxiety with aesthetics or a simple tone? It might not be life-changing, but a minute of calmness will add up over time.
Take the Droog Bottoms Up Doorbell ($238), for example, which clinks two crystal wineglasses with your arrival, announcing you with a musical toast. Does that bring a smile to your face? To see a few more stylish and inviting doorbells,