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Velopresso – Coffee Cart On Wheels

If you’re going to spend a lot on fancy coffee, you should at least get that coffee in a fun and/or interesting way.

Enter: The Velopresso


The Velopresso is a coffee cart on wheels, designed to stay off the grid while enabling a single barista to run the entire operation. The cart itself was designed from the ground up around a custom rear-steer tricycle, a unique pedal-driven grinder, and a robust gas-fired lever espresso machine. The result is a fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology – old tech meets new tech, pedal power meets caffeine power, and engineering meets aesthetics.

And since there’s no motors to run or electricity needed, the Velopress doesn’t make a lot of noise, meaning you can have your coffee in relative silence as you enjoy the scenery around you.

If you’re interested in buying your own Velopresso, they’re taking pre-orders in early Summer of 2013, though the company is based out of the UK, so you may need to factor in some shipping if your coffee dreams take you elsewhere.

[The Velopresso]

…It’s Things Thursday: Time Machine?

Time Machine

It’s hard to imagine a clock that’s cooler than the Time Machine.

Instead of hands, the Time Machine drops a chrome ball down a wooden track every sixty seconds. As the balls stack up, the numbers that they come to rest next to tell the time.

It’s loud, it’s imprecise, and it’s severely over complicated, but I challenge you to try and find a more interesting way of counting off the minutes.

…The Hive finds beauty in the ordinary?

The Hive

Kyle Cassidy gave twenty-three people scattered around the U.S. cameras and told them to wear them everywhere. Then, over a 48-hour period, he sent out eleven text messages to the group asking them to take a picture of whatever happened to be in front of them at the time.

The result is The Hive, a collection of “the quiet, unknown moments that make up our lives”, and a unique and interesting look into the otherwise bland and banal moments that we fill our days with. Take them as a whole and with a bit of structure attached however, and those moments begin to turn into something that’s bold, beautiful and uniquely interesting.

[The Hive]


…It’s Movie Monday: Firekites – Autumn Story?

Firekites – Autumn Story is a beautifully animated music video that was made using chalk.

The erased chalk creates a kind of halo around everything, and the overall effect is very unique and interesting, so I suggest you check it out: