Coffee is the great enabler of creativity. Writers, fashion designers, and architects are infamous for relying on copious amounts of caffeine to get them through the day. After all, Voltaire, the famous satirist, knocked back some 40 to 50 cups of coffee on a daily basis.
So it wasn't surprising when Nespresso launched their latest pixie clips machine with a little help from 10 creatives ranging from filmmaker Jacky Lee to fashion stylist and designer Linda Hao.
Each creative was invited to transform a 1.5 square metre space into their little haven, each anchored by a Nespresso Pixie Clips machine that at first glance appeared to be entirely different models, but turned out to be the same machine clad in side panels of various colours and textures. The imaginative duo behind Studio Oooze saw us digging into kopi-gao jellies while textile designer Teresa Lim invited us to explore her spider web spun with yarn.
Linda Hao, designer of label Yesah, made orange the new black by filling her space with a grab bag of all things cute and quirky.
With a range of interchangeable side panels to choose from, there's no doubt that you're given the flexibility to switch up the look of your machine according to your whims and fancies. But the Pixie Clips machine isn't all style and no substance. At 11-cm wide, it is one of the most compact models in the Nespresso range of capsule coffee machines. Built to heat up in under 30 seconds, the nifty machine dispenses a jolt of caffeine when you need it. The machine also powers off after nine minutes of inactivity, earning it brownie points in the energy-saving department.
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