Each morning, I climb out of bed to get that first cup of the day, looking far less than elegant, but you wouldn't know it by my coffee-maker. Invented in 1941, and acclaimed for its beauty and innovation, the chemex coffee-maker can be found in collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's made cameo appearances in films with James Bond, Mary Tyler Moore, and Paul Newman. The New York Times has called it, " one of America's 100 best modern devices." And did I mention: It brews an incredible cup of coffee? simply insert the filter in the cone at the top, add freshly ground coffee, and pour hot water over the grounds. When the water has filtered down, just lift out the filter, and pour yourself a steaming cup of delicious. You can't brew better coffee, and you surely can't do it with any more gorgeousness or style.