A good set of kitchen appliances can make cooking a lot more convenient. But it'll also take up a ton of room. The Hub Kitchen Appliance concept solves this problem — and more — with a clean, modern design. Using a shared base with motor and heating element attachments, it can serve as a food processor, blender, kettle, or mixer, all controlled by the recessed control dial. In addition, the Hub is designed to let you diagnose and service it, with standard connector screws, an LED diagnostics window, and separate components that can be swapped out with ease, thus ending the issue of unserviceable products ending up in landfills.
Having a warm cup of coffee sitting on your nightstand the moment your eyes open sounds more like a dream than a wake-up call. The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock lures you into consciousness with the aroma of a fresh brew. Using induction heating and stainless steel ball bearings, water boils and is siphoned over your grounds to drip into your favorite mug while you sleep. The walnut frame even houses a cooler for your cream and a drawer for your sugar, eliminating the need to even get out of bed. Although this bedside barista seems like a gift from the caffeine gods, this concept is still in development and isn't currently available for purchase.