Manual Manual designs products for slow living. Founded by designer Craighton Berman.

03/26/2020

Working from home means you can (and should) have better coffee. The 3-in-1 Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off for a limited time to help you out. Pour over, French press and cold brew all in one thoughtfully designed package. Brews up to 40 oz at one time and the double-walled glass pitcher keeps it warm for up to an hour. Stay home, stay safe, drink coffee.

03/24/2020

Is your dining room table your new office? At least put some good coffee on it. The 3-in-1 Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off for a limited time to help you out. Pour over, French press and cold brew all in one thoughtfully designed package. Brews up to 40 oz at one time and the double-walled glass pitcher keeps it warm for up to an hour. Stay home, stay safe, drink coffee.

03/23/2020

Working from home requires good coffee. The 3-in-1 Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off for a limited time to help you out. Pour over, French press and cold brew all in one thoughtfully designed package. Brews up to 40 oz at one time and the double-walled glass pitcher keeps it warm for up to an hour. Stay home, stay safe, drink coffee. http://www.manual.is/selling/coffeemaker-no3

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by COVID-19 closures, so this week we highlighted some of our favori...
03/22/2020

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by COVID-19 closures, so this week we highlighted some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. Today we’re featuring @lobapastry — today is their last day open for service, as they try to use up the last of their supplies. What makes Loba great (other than their amazing pastry) is that it’s an ultra small cafe, joyful in its singularity, and unlike any other cafe in the city. These are the kinds of unique businesses that make Chicago special and are #toosmalltofail. If you want to support them from afar, hit their gift card Venmo in one of their recent posts. We’re all in this together—but the restaurant biz needs help from our elected officials. ❤️ @senduckworth @durbincampaign

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by COVID-19, so this week we’re highlighting some of our favorite ca...
03/21/2020

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by COVID-19, so this week we’re highlighting some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. Today it’s our favorite cafe in Chicago (and the universe too) @lulacafe. Right now they are completely shut down, but leading the charge to get state governments to step up and provide assistance: “This week millions of restaurant workers suddenly lost their jobs. You can help. Please call your representative and senators and insist that help be given— not just to big corporations but to independent businesses as well. This is the only way to protect the people and places you love. We simply will not make it without your help. @senduckworth @durbincampaign #toosmalltofail”
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We’re all in this together. ❤️

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by social distancing, so this week we’re highlighting some of our fa...
03/20/2020

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by social distancing, so this week we’re highlighting some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. Today our old friends at @gaslightcoffeeroasters They’ve always been a special place for me—once the closest coffee shop to my apartment, I showed them my earliest Coffeemaker Nº1 prototypes, and they roasted all the coffee for the thousands of backers on that same project. Hit their website to leave a tip and order a bag of their coffee to brew at home—Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off until the cafes reopen. We’re all in this together. ❤️

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by social distancing closures, so this week we’re highlighting some ...
03/18/2020

The service industry is especially getting hit hard by social distancing closures, so this week we’re highlighting some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. Today is our pals at @4lwcoffee — they roast delicious coffees, they have a sister shop on a Turkish island(!?), they have a sister company that brews beer (@whinerbeer) and they have the sweetest lil cafe in Chicago (with Manual stools, natch). You can still hit them up for grab & go or order a bag of their coffee online and make coffee at home—Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off until the cafes reopen. We’re all in this together. ❤️
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📷: @nathanmichael

COVID is hitting the economy hard, and the service industry is especially getting slammed. So this week we want to highl...
03/18/2020

COVID is hitting the economy hard, and the service industry is especially getting slammed. So this week we want to highlight some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. Today is @metriccoffee — friends and collaborators who import delicious coffees and even worked with us on the Coffeemaker Nº3 launch years ago. You can still hit them up for grab & go in their cafe—also check out their GoFundMe to help their staff make their bills. Order a bag of their coffee online and make coffee at home—Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off until the cafes reopen. We’re all in this together. ❤️

It’s a time of unknowns and fear—but the key is staying home and taking social distancing seriously. Unfortunately for o...
03/16/2020

It’s a time of unknowns and fear—but the key is staying home and taking social distancing seriously. Unfortunately for our friends in the service industry, this means a big hit. So this week we want to highlight some of our favorite cafes in Chicago. First up is @halfwitcoffee / @thewormholecoffee — they were one of the OGs that got us into coffee almost a decade ago and they continue to be legends of beans, 80s cinema, and internetting. Order a bag of coffee from them online (all proceeds go to the staff) and make coffee at home—Coffeemaker Nº3 is 40% off until the cafes reopen. We’re all in this together. ❤️

"The bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness. Man should do the same." —Kensho Furuya
03/12/2020

"The bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness. Man should do the same." —Kensho Furuya

“Most types of honey are Newtonian liquids, but a few types have non-Newtonian viscous properties. Honeys from heather o...
03/12/2020

“Most types of honey are Newtonian liquids, but a few types have non-Newtonian viscous properties. Honeys from heather or manuka display thixotropic properties. These types of honey enter a gel-like state when motionless, but liquefy when stirred.”
–Wikipedia

Mainichi-koh (daily incense) 🔥
03/10/2020

Mainichi-koh (daily incense) 🔥

The ‘Framework' line of plant stands are designed to hold a standard potted plant in a variety of interesting and unexpe...
03/09/2020

The ‘Framework' line of plant stands are designed to hold a standard potted plant in a variety of interesting and unexpected ways. Pre-order coming soon, more info at manual.is/plants

Originally inspired by a stack of pots used as a makeshift plant stand, the Framework line of plant stands comes to life...
03/05/2020

Originally inspired by a stack of pots used as a makeshift plant stand, the Framework line of plant stands comes to life when it is used to create totem-like stacks of terra cotta. 🌿 Pre-order coming soon.

Say hello ‘Framework' — our new line of plant stands, pictured here hanging out inside of @plantshopchicago — pre-order ...
03/04/2020

Say hello ‘Framework' — our new line of plant stands, pictured here hanging out inside of @plantshopchicago — pre-order coming soon. 🌱

Last year I worked with my friends at @spirittea to develop their “Standard Brewer”—the basic tea brewer they use with a...
02/21/2020

Last year I worked with my friends at @spirittea to develop their “Standard Brewer”—the basic tea brewer they use with all of their wholesale accounts across the US. Pictured here are the hundreds of boxes of brewers in their workspace. Watching Spirit grow and expand over the years has been exciting and inspiring as a fellow small business, and ongoing collaborations like these remind me that working with like-minded folks doing great work is just as rewarding as the design process itself. ✨

Steep small, steep often. 📸: @spirittea
02/18/2020

Steep small, steep often. 📸: @spirittea

Throwback to when @highsnobietydesign (back then it was called Selectism) reviewed Coffeemaker N°1 💫
02/15/2020

Throwback to when @highsnobietydesign (back then it was called Selectism) reviewed Coffeemaker N°1 💫

Timeline Photos
02/07/2020

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
02/04/2020

Timeline Photos

Everyone’s always trying to sand the edges off everything these days, but what if the friction is what makes things inte...
02/04/2020

Everyone’s always trying to sand the edges off everything these days, but what if the friction is what makes things interesting?

A lovely capture of the Cocktail Collection in soft light by our friends at @unisonhome 🌞
01/26/2020

A lovely capture of the Cocktail Collection in soft light by our friends at @unisonhome 🌞

Take it slow.📷: @jeremysnell
01/25/2020

Take it slow.
📷: @jeremysnell

Black laminate Stool N°1 on the weathered terrazzo floor of the new studio
01/23/2020

Black laminate Stool N°1 on the weathered terrazzo floor of the new studio

Last chance to pre-order Coffeemaker N°4 at $80 — the price will start to increase starting tomorrow until orders ship i...
01/17/2020

Last chance to pre-order Coffeemaker N°4 at $80 — the price will start to increase starting tomorrow until orders ship in late March/April 2020. 🏁

Coffeemaker N°4 is nearing the end of manufacturing, and the pre-order price of $80 will start to increase towards $130 ...
01/14/2020

Coffeemaker N°4 is nearing the end of manufacturing, and the pre-order price of $80 will start to increase towards $130 at the end of this week! Orders will ship in late March/April 2020. Get on it!

Coffeemaker N°4 is nearing the end of manufacturing, and the pre-order price of $80 will start to increase towards $130 ...
01/12/2020

Coffeemaker N°4 is nearing the end of manufacturing, and the pre-order price of $80 will start to increase towards $130 at the end of this week! Orders will ship in late March/April 2020. Don’t sleep! 🏃🏻

New Manual studio/storefront/showroom/workshop coming very soon. 😌
01/10/2020

New Manual studio/storefront/showroom/workshop coming very soon. 😌

“We cannot keep the kind of meals we have known and also keep the planet we have known. We must either let some eating h...
01/09/2020

“We cannot keep the kind of meals we have known and also keep the planet we have known. We must either let some eating habits go or let the planet go. It is as straightforward and as fraught as that.” — This highly personal and masterly persuasive book made the global climate crisis more tangible than I have ever felt it before. An exploration of human complexity and action that’s absolutely worth your time.

Drinking tea in the coffee shop 😙
01/08/2020

Drinking tea in the coffee shop 😙

Freshening the new year with some palo santo on the burn plate. 📸: @darngooood
01/06/2020

Freshening the new year with some palo santo on the burn plate. 📸: @darngooood

Appreciate 2019 to the last drop. 📷: @thereal.joncoffee
12/30/2019

Appreciate 2019 to the last drop.
📷: @thereal.joncoffee

Happy holidays from Manual—hope you spend time over food and drink with those you love most. Photo via our partners @uni...
12/26/2019

Happy holidays from Manual—hope you spend time over food and drink with those you love most. Photo via our partners @unisonhome and taken by @jillianguyette

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Pictured here in @erikwestra’s kitchen alongside a...
12/22/2019

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Pictured here in @erikwestra’s kitchen alongside a few other greatest hits by Manual. 🙏

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Pictured here in @erikwestra’s kitchen alongside a...
12/22/2019

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Pictured here in @erikwestra’s kitchen alongside a few other greatest hits by Manual. 🙏

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! @jabronus snapped our mug on @ugmonk’s Gather desk...
12/22/2019

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! @jabronus snapped our mug on @ugmonk’s Gather desktop set. 👯‍♂️

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Looking right at home in @darngooood’s high contra...
12/20/2019

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Looking right at home in @darngooood’s high contrast kitchen. 👌

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Looking right at home in @darngooood’s high contra...
12/20/2019

The Manual Ceramics Collection is making its way into people’s homes! Looking right at home in @darngooood’s high contrast kitchen. 👌

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12/14/2019

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Groovy ✌️
12/12/2019

Groovy ✌️

Set the mood 💨
12/11/2019

Set the mood 💨

The new Manual Mugs—perfect for tasty hot beverages. Now shipping. ☕️
12/10/2019

The new Manual Mugs—perfect for tasty hot beverages. Now shipping. ☕️

The Ceramics Collection is now shipping! A line of home goods designed with daily rituals in mind—the pure ceramic forms...
12/09/2019

The Ceramics Collection is now shipping! A line of home goods designed with daily rituals in mind—the pure ceramic forms finished in a matte black glaze are intended to humbly blend into the landscape of your home. Pre-orders and Kickstarter orders started going out last week, with the remainder going out this week. Regular orders are now open in our web shop!

The end of Black Friday: Last chance to take 35% off almost everything—like this perfect stocking stuffer—using the code...
12/06/2019

The end of Black Friday: Last chance to take 35% off almost everything—like this perfect stocking stuffer—using the code BLACKEST-FRIDAY (until midnight Friday December 6th) 🌚

Wild Wednesday: Take advantage of 35% off almost everything—including the multifunctional Coffeemaker N°3—using the code...
12/05/2019

Wild Wednesday: Take advantage of 35% off almost everything—including the multifunctional Coffeemaker N°3—using the code BLACKEST-FRIDAY (until Friday December 6th)

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We love our set, and the incense burner adds a nice touch to our Yule log this year!
Congrats on the Kickstarter love! Just got their latest email blast and you're the star! The ceramics collection is gorgeous! The lids on those crocks! 👍👍
Ready for the snow.