Over the weekend, the park down the street hosted a "Movies in the Park," and the main feature? Back to the Future. (Instagrammed here and here.) Fans and anyone in Sellwood park that night will recall the opening scene, pre-guitar amp blowout, of Doc's elaborate Pee-Wee-alike morning wakeup machine (since interrupted), which includes a toaster and a coffee machine that come alive with the sound of the alarm.
Apparently, that idea's become a reality...well, sans dog food opener. Industrial designer Josh Renouf has created Barisieur, a handsome alarm clock that creates a cup of pourover as you awake.
Bored Panda reports, "
U.K.-based industrial designer Josh Renouf has come up with what just might be the king of alarm clocks. His “Barisieur” alarm clock -turned-coffee-machine will automatically brew a cup of coffee right when you wake up, easing you through your morning with the smell of fresh coffee.
The coffee maker heats the water and brews the coffee all by itself – all you have to do is load it up the night before. Interestingly, Renouf points out that this preparation process may actually help users fall asleep at night; “It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax,” he writes on his website."
Like many awesome things online, it's still just a concept, but a strong and sharp-looking one, indeed.