I love waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Apparently, I’m not alone given The Barisieur, a designer alarm clock that wakes you with freshly brewed coffee or tea, managed to exceed its crowding funding goal on Kickstarter and is now offering orders on Indiegogo. Read more
Remember those faux wood grain and plastic colored flip clocks that sat on every bedside table just a couple of decades ago? This Alarm Dock designed by Jonas Damon for AREAWARE is a throwback to the days of those bedside flip clocks.
The Alarm Dock uses a nostalgic product language to meet the progressively thin and disappearing profiles of consumer electronics. It is at once a critique and an accommodation to new technology. Made from sustainably harvested new growth Beech Wood, the Alarm Dock comes in 9 finishes:
Place an iPhone or iPod Touch running a flip clock app onto the dock, and see an iconic and meaningful form return to your nightstand, mantel, or shelf. Your iPhone or iPod’s dock connector can be pulled through it, allowing your device to recharge while docked.
Fits iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S. Does not fit iPhone 5.
Material: Sustainably Harvested New Growth Beech Wood
Dimensions: 6.75 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches
Extra US, UK, and EU cord/charger sets available. If your cord/charger set is from an older model, it may not fit the Alarm Dock.
Where to buy :
•Available for pre-order in black or natural beechwood for $35 at Areaware
•Available for purchase in orange, yellow, green, blue, pink or red for $30 and in natural or black for $40 at Bobby Berk
•Available for purchase in white for $30.95 at Architect Gifts Plus.
About designer Jonas Damon:
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Jonas Damon was raised in Germany and worked in Paris and London before establishing his design consultancy, OFFICE FOR DESIGN, in New York City in 2001. In London he developed furniture and lighting for Tom Dixon’s Eurolounge, before becoming a Design Manager for the European retail group Habitat UK. Jonas Damon’s collaboration with clients ranges from the design of specific products and product lines to shaping the design process as whole. His international client base includes: Dune, Habitat, Harter, Hold Everything, Ideé, Lenox, Lolah, Max Factor, Menu, Smirnoff, Tupperware, 2×4, Umbra, Uslu Airlines, Vitra, and Wedgwood. The work of Jonas Damon and Office for Design has been published and exhibited internationally.
Russian design studio Art Lebedev is always designing clever items, some as concepts, some as produced items. One of their latest concepts is something I wish would come to fruition. Check out the design process and final protoypes of their Power Strip Svintus with 17 snout-plugs (or Power Pig with ‘snoutlets’ as I like to call it.)
Task: to play up a conventional piggy.
Svintus power strip is a multi-snout cutie that you will not want to hide behind a couch. It’s a pink, fully functional device with seventeen snout-plugs.
Release date: September 30, 2011
artistic director: Artemy Lebedev
art director: Timur Burbayev
designer: Kirill Musienko
industrial designer: Alexei Sharshakov
modeler: Alexander Pozdeyev
visualizator: Philipp Gorbachev
A special shout out to Technabob for bringing this to my attention.