The Barista : Portable Espresso Maker

The Barista is a handy espresso maker, designed specially for home use to enhance and simplify the user experience both indoor and outdoor. Unlike the usual espresso machines, Barista allows multiple persons to take part in the experience of coffee making and consists of brewing unit, a docking station and five espresso cups. When in docking mode, this machine is attached to the wall outlet and performs like a conventional espresso machine. When in portable mode, the coffee beans remains pre-grounded and the water is kept into a thermos pre-heated in order to enhance the portability of this machine and avoid unnecessary energy consumption.

barista coffee maker

barista coffee maker


From Patrik:

The Reason Why
In Sweden, inviting friends over to one’s home for coffee is a very common social gathering. During my research, I found that people who have espresso machines don’t use them during these social coffee gatherings but serve conventional coffee instead because it’s more simple, more time efficient, allows easy refills, and it brews at a touch of a button which doesn’t take the host away from the party.

The making of an espresso beverage is a procedure that is traditionally taken with much pride and joy. Originating in Italy, espresso drinks have grown popularity all over the modern world. I wanted to create an espresso machine that will allow all participants to experience this procedure of creating their own espresso drink, rather than the host being in charge of everyone’s beverages and be left out of the conversations. And the procedure should be simple enough so that all people, regardless of knowledge of espresso making, can use and enjoy.

barista coffee maker

How It Works

Docking mode
The barista espresso machine consists of a docking station, brewing unit and five espresso cups. One of the main features with the Barista is that it allows multiple users to be in charge of their own espresso brewing, instead of just only one person in conventional espresso makers. To enhance the portability and make it easier to carry, the Barista works in two modes, carry mode (collapsed) and brewing mode (raised). The Barista is connected to the wall outlet when in docking mode, and functions as conventional espresso machine, where beans are grounded for each individual cup in the kitchen.

Portable mode
To make it portable some task are divided up to optimize the power consumption; the coffee beans gets pre-grounded in the kitchen and the water is pre-heated into a thermos at the same time to eliminate unnecessary energy consumption. Collapse the brew unit by pressing down the top part, to raise it, give the handle a push and the machine will raise by itself to brewing mode. The turning top allows the users to access the machine from all directions. Place cups on the tray and rotate the turning top part to move the nozzle over to the other cups.

barista coffee maker

barista coffee maker

Designer : Patrik Petersson




Saint B MP3 Player

Feeling religious ? This MP3 players made of a chromium-plated steel body frame. Using built-in rechargeable lithium battery (charging via USB) which can last till 13 hours playing your favorite music (MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF). The capacity of Saint B MP3 player is 1GB. Interested ? Check out their website for more info.

saint b mp3 player

saint b mp3 player

saint b mp3 player

Designer : ManWorksDesign




Razor LED Watch Design Was Inpsired by Motorola Razr

Do you still remember the year of Motorola Razr? Apparently Peter Fletcher remembers it vividly how this sleek thin clam shell phone had attracted him with its super sexy metallic key pad. It was the time where phone designs are still compact and sleek, today, the market is dominated with huge screen and square shaped cell phone. Inspired by Razr, he has come up with Razor LED watch that features similar key pad design to display the time, it looks really futuristic especially with metal finish. It features illuminated numbers and lines along with tactile feel, awesome.

The time can be read easily, the display has 0-9 numbers arranged just like Razr keypad layout. These numbers are separated with illuminated lines, there are small LEDs at the bottom of each number which are going to be your sign how to read the time. You can find the order of numbers based on the sequential of illuminated small LEDs, it works the same for the date/alarm. Razor LED watch will bring you back to the old days where sleek, compact, and simplicity becomes the main form or our mobile phones.

Designer : Peter Fletcher for [Tokyoflash]

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

Razor LED Watch by Peter Fletcher






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