Alarm Clock Brews A Cup Of Tea To Wake You Up
A remake of a vintage design, this alarm clock and tea-maker will help you begin the morning with a ready-made cup of tea
The Swan Vintage Teasmade bedside alarm clock is designed for non-morning people: not only will it ring at the desired hour, it will wake you up with a cup of steaming tea. To use it, fill the teapot the night before with your preferred tea bag and water. In the morning, a rapid boil function will ensure that a hot cup of tea is ready when the alarm goes off. The teapot is ceramic with a capacity of 20 fluid ounces. This Teasmade is a modern remake of a vintage model that was introduced and popularized in the late 60s and early 70s. The device retains a vintage aesthetic and retails in the U.S. for $80. It’s just the thing for tea fanatics who want—or need—to start off each morning with a cup of Earl Grey.
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Katie is the director of research and design for the Institute of Play, an organization dedicated to its mission of helping children learn through the principles of game design. In this role, she is responsible for developing new projects, programs, products and services. Part of her responsibilities include establishing a consulting practice within the Institute to work with a wide range of organizations seeking to leverage the Institute’s cutting edge work in their own domains. She is an active game designer and, as one of the Institute’s founders, a pioneer in applying game design principles to challenges outside the field of commercial game development. Katie is also a professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University. She lectures widely and writes extensively on game design, design education and gamer culture. She has co-authored and edited several books, including Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, The Game Design Reader, and The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning, and the Interconnections series, all through MIT Press. Katie was also co-lead designer on Gamestar Mechanic, an award-winning online game with a built-in game design curriculum. She has been involved in the design of slow games, online games, mobile games and big games in the commercial and independent games sectors around the world. Check out her exclusive interview with PSFK & HP/HP Matter here!