This is a random post of a video that my friend Tim sent to me. It has nothing to do with design or media (although the GoPro footage is rather impressive). It does however make me say “I’m glad I sit at a desk”. I’m not afraid of heights but this makes my palms sweat just watching it.
Yesterday morning I suffered a massive vertigo attack. I’ve never had it before, and I hope I never have it again. Here it is 36 hours later, and I’m still dizzy with occasional waves of nausea. One of the side effects of vertigo comes from the meds they give you. That side effect is “drowsiness”, and like the dizziness it sucks.
What better way to overcome drowsiness than a fine cup of espresso, and what a better way to serve it up than with a fine espresso machine like this one designed by Arvid Hauser.
The espresso machine is wall mounted, and manufactured from porcelain and wood. The wall mount helps free up kitchen counter space, and the exposed components “make the coffee preparation process comprehensible for the user”. I just like the sculptural quality of the espresso machine and the natural materials used to construct it.