Barisieur Alarm Clock

Barisieur-Alarm-Clock_7Face it. The alarm clock is one of the mankind’s most evil creations. It ranks right up there with the iron maiden and Justin Bieber.  Every morning the alarm goes off, you smack it a few times like it owes you money before the damn thing shuts off. Then you drag your tired slightly reanimated corpse out of your bed, down the stairs and straight to the coffee maker.

Ah but Joshua Renouf has found a better way. Like fricken Da Vinci, Joshua has birthed a machine of sheer awesomeness and wonder that it has to either come from the mind of either a genius, or a mad man.

BEHOLD! The Barisieur!!  A fricken coffee making alarm clock!

The Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. It eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ballbearings that boil the water through induction heating, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax. Living slow even when times are fast. – JoshRenoufDesign.com

Tell me that doesn’t sound nice. It softly wakes you up with the gentle sound of clinking ball bearings. I’ve been making my wife slowly wake me up by rolling and clinking ball bearings for years! Now it’s all automated and it makes coffee. I’m liking Josh.

So the site mentions the a ritual of preparing the device for the next morning before going to bed. I can only assume this is where the mad man part comes into play and I’m going to have to keep a collection of sacrificial livestock on hand. Wait am I misreading that part? It’s a ritual that would hopefully get the body into a routine and signal to “the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax”.

Oh. It’s like a zen thing. My bad. *cough* This is awkward.

Well sacrificial goats or not this thing look really nice. Definitely going on my wish list.