It might not be love at first sight, but I came around on the concept of the Run Dry, a clothes drying system that I stumbled upon on the Design Blog website.
Essentially a modular clothes drying unit, the Run Dry attaches to the home and uses both wall-mounted micro wind turbines and rooftop solar panels to create a greener, more energy-efficient clothes drying system.
I'd have some concerns about using this system in the wintertime here in the Northeast, but I think it would be a cool addition to the home in the milder months.
Sadly, the Run Dry is only but a concept by designer Jaewoo Kang. I'd suggesting contacting him if you actually want to see a Run Dry attached to the side of your house. Who knows: you may be the trendsetter of your neighborhood!