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February 20 2014

21:25

February 13 2014

14:18

The Prescription Mug


Prescription Mug from ThinkGeek, a coffee mug that looks like a prescription bottle. "This Prescription Mug makes it look like you’re drinking your drug of choice, which, of course, you are! All sorts of cute information on the bottle’s “label,” including dosage directions: Drink one mug by mouth; repeat until awake and alert."

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February 08 2014

17:00

Ceramic coffee set launched by Luca Nichetto and Mjölk

Stockholm 2014: Italian designer Luca Nichetto has designed a ceramic coffee set to accompany a solo exhibition of his work at Mjölk gallery in Toronto (+ slideshow). (more...)

February 05 2014

08:04

Coffee Beakers

We’ve heard of good coffee being elevated to an art form, but there’s quite a bit of science behind the perfect cup of Joe, too. Melbourne born-and-bred Sensory Lab has just opened below the Boheme apartment complex in Bondi, Sydney, and is all geared up to guide coffee aficionados through coffee’s finer points. Lab-coated baristas are on hand to explain some alternative processes and techniques from the likes of Matt Perger, Australia’s champion barista and coffee innovator, and the coffee itself will bring a distinctive Melbourne flavour to the establishment.

A part of the St ALi group, The Sensory Lab has been designed by CIBI, bureau8 and Richard Brownfield, and employs a simple look with some subtle features; the use of copper pipe with folded grey textiles and little pot plants is a nice way to line the back wall. There is all sorts of top-notch Hario equipment and carefully-selected bean varieties on sale in the retail department if you want to step your coffee up a notch at home, too, but I think I’d rather have someone else do the hard work right here.

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Sensory Lab Bondi — Sydney
Sensory Lab Bondi — Sydney
Sensory Lab Bondi — Sydney
Sensory Lab Bondi — Sydney

Photography, Chris von Menge

The post Coffee Beakers appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

February 04 2014

19:11

All-in-one coffee machine lets you make your own brew from scratch, including roasting the beans

All-in-one coffee machine lets you make your own brew from scratch, including roasting the beans

A two-man team from Berlin is aiming to empower coffee farmers around the world by helping them trade the good stuff – that’s green raw coffee beans – to consumers directly. Obviously, they also built a machine so the latter can actually brew some good stuff from the raw beans. Now, after 135 prototypes, Bonaverde is apparently the first coffee machine in the world that lets people roast their own coffee.

The team have launched an appeal for funds on Indiegogo, so if you want to get your hands on one of these machines so you can serve up your own brew starting from the raw beans, you know what to do. Now this is DIY to the max.

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08:03

Down on the Corner

Whoever Barry was, he was important enough to have had a street named after him in Northcote, Melbourne, and now a snazzy new café has popped up bearing his name too. Good on ya Barry. Barry The Caff, as I’ve just decided to rebrand it, is on the corner of Barry Street and High Street, and after the renovation work by architecture firm Techne Architects diners can gaze out onto both thoroughfares. A second entrance was added on the side street, and the Victorian façades have been refitted with attractive steel framed windows which can be opened to let a cooling breeze waft through. There are outdoor benches too for those who want to get even closer to the streetlife.

Shelves are a big thing inside, it’s a way to engage the visitor that can be quickly updated with new stuff. The units sit in front of the exposed brick which has been painted white along with the woodwork, previously a darker colour, to keep things light and bright. What next for Barry, we wonder? The Aussies could use a new Prime Minister…

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Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne
Barry Café — Melbourne

Photography, Ben Hosking

The post Down on the Corner appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

February 02 2014

13:44

Toasty Mug: The Hand Warmer Mug





This hand warmer mug was designed to make tea and coffee drinking even more satisfying. Featuring an enveloping and ergonomic handle, the “Toastymug” fits perfectly in the hands. Thanks to its special shape, it keeps the liquid and your hands warm. Perfect for those cold winters. “Toastymug” is handmade by craftsmen in the Ceramic District of Montelupo, a little town near Florence (Italy). Available in two vibrant colors: grey and green.

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January 29 2014

07:55

Simple Pleasures

Nestled in the bosom of its confidante and partner-in-hip, Berlin’s Companion Coffee is the in-house coffee shop of stylish Kreuzberg garment peddler, Voo. Matching in aesthetic and defiant approach to simplicity, Companion Coffee offers up coffee (of course) and tea (not-so of course), alongside a limited selection of baked goodies. Simple.

Design-wise, the script alters little. Simple reclaimed woods, simple vintage pieces and very simple branding. CC’s extravagant break for a freedom of eclecticism and wonder is a creaky old bathtub upcycled into a handsome planter – but even the simplicity of greenery planted brings temporary fantasy quickly back down to earth. Paired down. Simple. Those in charge of the beans at Companion are some of the most experienced in the city, offering training and consultation as a side-order with your morning espresso. Some say the mere mention alone of a mocha-frappu-wocka could result in instant lynching ’round these parts. Keep it: simple.

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Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin
Companion Coffee — Berlin

Photography, Traianos Pakioufakis

The post Simple Pleasures appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

January 27 2014

04:19

Wooden Espresso Machine Case Mod

Mark Hendrickson from Melbourne, Australia found a cheap espresso machine at a garage sale and modded it to become a shot-pulling masterpiece.

Read more on MAKE

January 24 2014

09:24

January 21 2014

18:30

Tiny Landscape in a Coffee Cup

L’artiste japonais Yukihiro Kaneuchi a réalisé des motifs en utilisant du café dans des tasses. Le tout forme une scène onirique faite de fleurs, d’oiseaux, de papillons et d’une danseuse majestueuse qui se rencontrent tous dans un paysage circulaire. Plus d’images de ce projet dans la suite de l’article.

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January 17 2014

07:59

You can now buy the robotic Versaball and pick up anything

Researchers have created a robotic gripper that's great at picking up just about anything, thanks to the magic of vacuums and coffee grounds.

January 15 2014

13:01

Caffeine Can Boost Memory

Grab a cup of coffee. No need to write this down.

In the ancient battle between "caffeine: healthful performance enhancer" and "caffeine: destroyer of men," a victory has been won for those with a raging coffee addiction. According to a new study in Nature Neuroscience, caffeine may enhance memory.

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January 13 2014

09:33

Graffiti Coffee Table

L’artiste australien Vans the Omega nous propose de découvrir sa customisation d’une table basse en collaboration avec East Editions. Limité à 4 exemplaires tous déjà vendus, ce modèle de table propose un design simple, coloré et joue avec talent sur les formes géométriques. Plus dans la suite.


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January 09 2014

17:24

Hotter, Cooler, Better.

If you like your coffee hot and your water cold, then the Copo thermos was designed for you. It keeps drinks at your preferred temperature when you’re on the go. Since it’s made of double-paned glass, it’s always comfortable to hold, even if you pour boiling water right into it.

Designer: Subinay Malhotra

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January 07 2014

20:08

Caffeinated illustrations by Karen Jiyun Sung

Caffeinated illustrations by Karen Jiyun Sung

World traveler Karen Jiyun Sung is an illustrator based in ‘Lord knows where,’ having gone to Middle School in New Zealand and Rhode Island for design school. A lover of coffee, Karen follows the coffee culture around the world and displays her findings in her work Caffeinated Italy, Caffeinated America and Italian Coffee Shops.

Take a look at these illustrations – java lover or not – and feel the need to run down to your local coffee shop to soak up the atmosphere while sipping on a hot cup o’ joe.

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December 31 2013

13:10

Best of Appliances in 2013

We love our coffee! Period. Of all the innovative cook-tops, washing machines and cleaners, the java maker has won the competition hands down. Three out of the ten most inventive appliance concepts from 2013 has something to do with coffee. Nothing like a steaming cuppa brew to get the day going! Here’s the recap for you to follow…

Trea – Premium Alcohol Stove by Michael Kononsky

ECO Washing Ball – Food Sterilizing Balls by Yeonjin Jo

S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop by Hye-Rim Lee and Tae-Ryung Byun

SOLO – Compact Laundry System by Chanhee Han

Piamo Espresso Maker by LUNAR

Puri – Sea Water Desalinating Bottle by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim

The TopBrewer Coffee Machine by Scanomat

Novel Folding Kettle by Stanislav Sabo

Electrolux Hand Tree Air Purifier by Alexandr Kostin

COMBI – Robotic Vacuum Cleaner by Gwang Chae Jung

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December 30 2013

10:47

Beautiful and Creative Starbucks Chalk Board Art

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As a norm on Starbucks, they have chalkboards to showcase their new products, menus or just an artistic drawing to catch the attention of customers. Below are amazingly artistic designs created by Starbucks employees.

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starbucks board chal art 21 Beautiful and Creative Starbucks Chalk Board Art

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December 20 2013

12:00

Make Your Own Naturally Flavored Coffee

Crushed cinnamon sticks mixed with coffee beans.Try making your own naturally flavored coffee beans. They can make a great gift for the holidays, or just a treat for yourself.

Read more on MAKE

December 17 2013

18:41

One cup of coffee with extra rudeness, please

One cup of coffee with extra rudeness, please

If you like your cups of coffee cheap, you might want to think about acknowledging the barista that makes them. The Petite Syrah Café in Nice, on the French Riviera, is making headlines for charging customers differently, according to how they order their cups of joe. Regular coffee? That’ll be seven euros. Regular coffee with a ‘please’ at the end? It’ll cost you just 4.25 euros. But say ‘hello’ and ‘a coffee, please’ will only set you back a mere 1.40 euros.

Think this is all just a joke? It started out as one, but take a look at the café’s blackboard where you can see the discounts and how to get them!

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