I recently came across this family photograph taken, I believe, in my uncle’s apartment in Manhattan sometime in the 1950s (it could also be late 1940s or even into the 1960s). I was immediately struck by the Chemex coffeemaker on the stove. Developed in 1941 in Western Massachusetts, the Chemex coffeemaker, made of borosilicate glass with a wood collar and tie, is perfectly functional in its clean, modern design that has remained virtually the same these last 70 years. It is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and, it makes quite a fine cup of coffee. www.chemexcoffeemaker.com