Coffee is as complex as wine. Kruve’s coffee glasses help you appreciate it.

Designed with the elegance of a fluted wine or champagne glass, and with a double-walled construction that allows you to appreciate your caffeinated beverage without burning your fingers, the Kruve EQ helps turn your quick morning fix into a multi-sensory gourmet experience.

Available in a set along with an elegant double-walled carafe you can directly brew in, Kruve EQ’s glasses help activate every single one of your sense, allowing you to appreciate the golden elixir the way it was meant to. Designed by Kruve, who are all too passionate about their cups of coffee (they even designed this coffee sifter to bring consistency to your coffee grounds) the EQ glasses come in two designs that are the inverse of each other. Each glass, however, contains an inner container/wall that is either narrow and long, or wide and short. These two inner container variations are almost akin to the ones we’d see between glasses for red and white wines. The transparent, thin borosilicate construction allows you to admire the color of the brew (the brew’s hue, if you will), while the wide and narrow inner walls control the degree of oxidation, affecting the intensity of the coffee’s taste brought about by its acidity. A wider glass brings about more acidity, working well with chocolatey/nutty roasts, while a narrower glass prevents oxidization, making it apt for already acidic light-roasts that have a more fruity/citrusy flavor.

The wide and narrow glasses are further complemented by wide and narrow rims that allow the coffee to interact with larger or smaller areas on your tongue. They’re also designed to either trap or focus the aroma of the coffee, while the glasses themselves need to be held at a more horizontal angle in order to drink your coffee, allowing your nose to pick up on all the aromas as the coffee tantalizes each sense… because drinking coffee can be an incredibly nuanced gourmet experience too!

Designer: Kruve

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Turn any mug into a travel mug

The PortaVia Universal To-Go Lid does something quite marvelous. It retrofits onto the top of any drinking vessel (mugs, cups, glasses, usually have roughly the same diameter at the lip) and instantly turns it into a travel cup that you can carry around with you without splashing your drink. It covers the mouth of the drinking vessel almost entirely, not only creating a nice seal that prevents spills, but it also helps in retaining your drink’s overall temperature, keeping your beverage hot and piping for longer, and if any of this wasn’t good enough, the PortaVia lid even comes with an integrated sipper that lets you use the cup and lid together like a travel mug with a sipper lid.

The PortaVia Universal To-Go Lid is made from food-grade BPA-free silicone. It can withstand hot temperatures, it’s dishwasher-safe, and most importantly, it grips particularly well, creating a robust seal around the edge of your mug. Designed for most mugs between the 12-20 fluid ounces, the PortaVia sits snugly on top, almost like a Tupperware lid, turning a regular cup into a cup you can walk (or even run) around with, without worrying about your drink going cold, or worse, spilling. It also makes sipping your drink on the go easier, and is a much better alternative to disposable plastic lids. Plus, the fact that the PortaVia sits so wonderfully on ceramic and glass mugs also helps reduce your dependency on plastic or paper cups. The PortaVia, with its silicone construction, can be used and reused multiple times across almost all cups, mugs, and tumblers. It’s dishwasher-safe, food-grade, stain and odor-free, and also a boon for the planet!

Designer: Louis Dombowsky

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A rare occasion where geometry and alcohol pair well together

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On a scale of one to ten, ten being the most popular, and one being the least, it’s safe to say that most humans would score geometric solids on the lower side, while scoring fine alcoholic spirits an average of a 9 or a 10. That being said, combining the two isn’t something that really sounds like a winning idea, but Restoration Hardware seems to have pulled it off with their Polyhedron Bar Cart.

Designed as a modernist sculptural element that adds flair to any drinking room, the Polyhedron Bar Cart is a hat-tip to mid-century Italian design principals, utilizing a faceted, geometric shape and a matte black wooden construction to complement any sort of interior space. The cabinet comes in the shape that one would technically refer to a Pentakis dodecahedron, or a dodecahedron where each pentagonal face comprises 5 isosceles triangles. The geometric minibar comes with a smoked-mirror-lined internal storage and built-in platforms/racks, while the 3 topmost pentagonal faces open outwards to reveal the libations within. The pentagonal lids also double up as countertops for pouring, mixing, and display purposes. This design layout means that the Polyhedron Bar Cart doesn’t have a front or a back. It can virtually be oriented in any way, looking identical (and remarkably eye-catching) from most angles. I hear it looks even better after you’ve had a couple of drinks…

Designer: Restoration Hardware

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The Geo Thermo flask is a pot worth watching!

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They say a watched kettle or pot never boils, but what’s one to do when the pot is so beautiful that it’s difficult to tear your eyes away? The Geo Thermo insulating thermos by Normann comes with a geometric design and a splash of colors, making it pop out against the backdrop that is the rest of your kitchen.

Designed to look like a neat, minimalist kettle, the Geo Thermo insulating thermos comes made with a plastic exterior (it’s not meant to be used over the stove), allowing it to have such a vividly beautiful color scheme. Made to keep hot things hot and cold things cold, the thermos comes with an insulated interior, ideal for coffee, hot chocolate, or any steaming beverage you may have prepared, now that winter is here. Its highlight, however, remains its design. With a chiseled, dominating look, the Geo Thermo breaks conventions of what kettles and thermoses look like, opting for a design that’s more visually grabbing, especially with its fashion inspired color palette that makes it attention seeking… and in certain kitchens, it might just be the right thing!

Designer: Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Normann

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The Chameleon bottle changes its color with the temperature!

The Chameleon bottle just makes owning a bottle and drinking the liquid stored in the bottle fun, which is a difficult thing to begin with. It’s challenging to gamify something as basic as hydration, but the Chameleon bottle does it with a simple trick. Thermally-reactive paint! The bottle comes in one of three colors, and is white when warm, and colorful when cold. Fill your bottle with warm coffee, tea, or a cold beverage like a juice or just good old chilled water (infuse it for even more of a twist). As you fill your liquid into the bottle, you literally see the color changing before your eyes, not only giving your bottle an interesting altering-avatar that’s fun to observe, but also allowing the opaque bottle to actually show you the levels of the liquid inside too! As you continuously take sips from your bottle (and believe me, you’re going to!) the level of the liquid drops, changing the color of the bottle along with it, creating a constantly morphing gradient as you fill, empty, and refill your bottle, just because staying hydrated is such an entertaining activity!

The Chameleon bottle is an especially fun bottle for children, who will definitely be bewildered and bewitched by this thermochromic magic. It comes with a leash, making it easy to carry, and even a silicone sleeve that keeps your hand from burning if you store something hot in the bottle. The sleeve even comes with a running slot on the side that lets you see the bottle’s rising and falling color level. The 600ml steel bottle can be infinitely reused, is leakproof, dishwasher safe, and is a sure-fire way to keep you (and even kids) hydrated just because you’re eager to see (and show off) the Chameleon’s changing colors!

Designer: Root7

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This genius double-walled cup lets you eat your cereals on-the-go!

The Crunch Cup is just the kind of invention I’d expect from a mad scientist who wanted to have a wholesome breakfast while rushing to work. For years we’ve been able to carry coffee, tea, juices, and milkshakes around with us in flasks, but having cereal on the go has always been that elusive concept that nobody bothered to crack… until now.

That’s where the Crunch Cup is trying to change the game. The first cup that’s designed to have cereals while on the move, the Crunch Cup comes with a double-wall construction and a double-mouthed lid to match. Made of an inner and outer container, the Crunch Cup holds both parts of the milk-and-cereal combo separately, keeping them away from each other so you’re not left with a soggy mess. The inner container holds the cereal of your choice, while the outer container is for the milk of your choice. A two-piece, double-mouthed lid sits on top, allowing you to take a sip of your milk and a crunch of your cereal at the same time. The cereal remains crunchy because it isn’t soaked in the milk until it reaches inside your mouth, and the lid itself can be closed so that you can take your breakfast with you on the go, taking a sip/crunch every 5-10 minutes whenever you feel like. Can be used with milk and mini-Oreos too!

Designers: Rob Lambert & Kevin Meyer.

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This genius double-walled cup lets you eat your cereals on-the-go!

The Crunch Cup is just the kind of invention I’d expect from a mad scientist who wanted to have a wholesome breakfast while rushing to work. For years we’ve been able to carry coffee, tea, juices, and milkshakes around with us in flasks, but having cereal on the go has always been that elusive concept that nobody bothered to crack… until now.

That’s where the Crunch Cup is trying to change the game. The first cup that’s designed to have cereals while on the move, the Crunch Cup comes with a double-wall construction and a double-mouthed lid to match. Made of an inner and outer container, the Crunch Cup holds both parts of the milk-and-cereal combo separately, keeping them away from each other so you’re not left with a soggy mess. The inner container holds the cereal of your choice, while the outer container is for the milk of your choice. A two-piece, double-mouthed lid sits on top, allowing you to take a sip of your milk and a crunch of your cereal at the same time. The cereal remains crunchy because it isn’t soaked in the milk until it reaches inside your mouth, and the lid itself can be closed so that you can take your breakfast with you on the go, taking a sip/crunch every 5-10 minutes whenever you feel like. Can be used with milk and mini-Oreos too!

Designers: Rob Lambert & Kevin Meyer.

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This clever cup is your cheat-book to being a Barista

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What if, instead playing it by judgement, you knew exactly how much of espresso and foamed milk you needed to make a perfect, creamy macchiato, or what the ratio of espresso to steaming water made the ideal Americano. Luckily, with the Multi Ccino Mug, you don’t need to base your barista skills on your ability to visually judge intensities by looking at the color. The Multi Ccino Mug, a cup so clever it got inducted into the MoMA Store, comes with a borosilicate build, and a very convenient guide across its side that explains the ratios of various types of coffees, from the strong single-serve of espresso to the macchiato to the cortado, caffé au lait, Americano, flat white and the cappuccino. Follow the instructions for a perfect, consistent cup of coffee every time. Transfer the contents to another cup when you’re serving your friends, so your clever trade-secret is kept safe!

Designer: Josh Corn

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When nature’s algorithms begin designing products

Patterns in nature are usually a result of two processes. Diffusion and Reaction. First noticed by Alan Turing (also the man who invented the computer), these two processes, when combined form all the patterns we know in nature, from the stripes on a tiger or a zebra, to the texture on a coral. Devoting their time to computationally perfecting this algorithm and using it in the design process is Nervous System, a Massachusetts based studio. The Coral Cup, a result of those efforts, uses computationally generated design on its exterior. The ridges are inspired by the ones found on brain coral, and look stunning on the cup, creating a wonderful play between light and shade, while also being an incredible tactile experience in themselves (it’s worth noting they look quite similar to fingerprints too!)

The molds for the Coral Cup are made in-house and use a clever design to help conceal the parting lines within the coral texture. Each cup is slip-casted in porcelain and can be bought on the Nervous System website now!

Designer: Nervous System

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Let this coffee-maker ‘fuel’ you through your weekdays!

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If an 18-carat gold-crafted V12 engine-shaped coffee maker is perhaps a little too opulent for your tastes, maybe a Porsche 993 GT2 Cup flat-six engine replica coffee maker might just do it for you. Styled to be a spitting image of the 993 GT2’s flat-six engine, this coffee machine from Super Veloce goes for the mess-free capsule-based coffee dispensing system. Just pop a pod in the back, and place your espresso cup at the location of the clutch and out comes a spectacular brew that’s just waiting to fuel you through your day… and given that it models itself on the 993, the coffee machine is limited to just 993 pieces!

Designer: Super Veloce

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