Heart Bean


To love coffee is one thing, to get up close an intimate is another. This coffee grinder was conured up by a group of students at the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts (Israel’s national school of art) to make a statement about the disconnection we have to our purchased objects. So they designed one that needs to be embraced and caressed in order to function.

Their protest takes form in this beautifully designed “Heart Bean” coffee grinder. Made from a single piece of carved wood, this coffee grinder has a built-in heart beat monitor and will grind your beans to the rhythm of your heart … So basically, you wake up, you make sweet, sweet love to this giant piece of wood and it spits out coffee grinds. Gosh I love humans, we are so weird and wondrous.

Designers: Adi Navwany, Michal Shamsian, Itamar Paloge & Danielle Ram
via Yanko Design

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  • Reply Mike 08/03/2010 at 9:48 pm

    Another awesome find. I’ll put this in the looks really cool, I want one, but definitely don’t need it category.

    • Reply bwj 08/04/2010 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks Mike. Yeah, really cool and would be interesting to try…but not sure it’s a need!

  • Reply Will Godwin 08/04/2010 at 3:16 pm

    This got me thinking, It would be fun if someone made an instrument with the same function. like an orcarnia, specified tunes for specified brews. yep. thats a Zelda reference. I’ve never played it though…

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