Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Ratio

Mark Hellweg (via Nate Boateng):

Ratio is the result of pondering coffee makers for several years. After listening to many customers complain about flimsy plastic parts, complicated programming steps, and overall inelegance, I decided to draw together a team of talented designers, engineers, and creatives to build a new company that is devoted entirely to coffee machines of unmatched beauty and quality.

This is an object of inspiring quality and craft. It combines the wonderful taste of a Chemex with the ease of a drip coffee machine. The $395 sale price tag (regular $480) is a little steep for me, especially considering how much I love my AeroPress, but this is a piece of kitchen equipment to admire.