Dr. Schlumbohm’s Chemex Brewer

Dr. Schlumbohm’s Chemex Brewer

“The CHEMEX® coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, a German chemist who immigrated to New York in 1936.

When designing the CHEMEX®, Schlumbohm desired to not only make brewing the perfect cup simple, but also to have the vessel be a thing of beauty. Being a chemist, he studied and understood clearly the chemistry behind the extraction of flavor and caffeine from coffee beans.” (images via/read more chemexcoffeemaker.com) The Chemex Coffee Brewer is still available. (Image with CoffeeSock filter via prima-coffee.comContinue reading

Alchemist Matter by Laurence Humier

Alchemist Matter by Laurence Humier

At Milano Design Week 2015 we’ve met Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. She works as a designer in Italy, providing services and products in the field of industrial design, communication services, and education. She presented and designed The Alchemist Matter, an educational tool for children from 6 to 12 years old to make their first steps in chemistry, learning with creative, hands-on activities how science can be useful. The activities require the supervision of an adult. The project has been funded on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter early 2015. Continue reading