This Brilliantly Designed Alarm Clock Wakes You by Brewing a Cup of Coffee

And looks damn good doing it

Tired of being awoken by talk radio or the dulcet default chimes of your smartphone? Maybe you'd like a nice cup of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe instead?

The Barisieur is here to help. Or at least it will be when British designer Joshua Renouf gets it to market at an estimated price of £250 ($405 on our side of the pond).

The device "eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ball bearings that boil the water through induction heating." Fancy!

It's clearly a beautiful piece of functional decor, with a removable Corian tray, drawers for grounds and sugars, and even a cooled compartment for cream. Alas, my cat will likely have all of this on the floor by 2 a.m. on Day 1.

Via Design Milk.