After days of trial and error, and experimentation with a few setbacks, there are four yo-yo concepts from our four interns: The Coffee Classic, based on a millable material made from coffee grounds combined with starch, cellulose, honey and wax. The Washy Washy's base material is actually a soap created by mixing coffee grounds with sodium hydroxide and various oils. Then there's the Phoertilizer, a yo-yo turned seed bomb with rice as the binder. Rounding out the ensemble is the Decaffeinated, a digitally programmed yo-yo for our increasingly important, virtual parallel world - though not made from coffee grounds, it nonetheless represents, without a physical presence, a resource-saving reinterpretation of the yo-yo.
As the internship began with the new ritual, it ends in a reinterpretation of the oldest ritual at Phoenix - but that's not all. The entire process of designing the yo-yo ultimately reflects the new ritual: an intense engagement with a product, at the end of which is a rewarding moment. Indeed, the yo-yo is by no means useless - rather, it prototypically illustrates a process of interaction between human and product, while at the same time creating a moment of deceleration, just as nunc. And here the circle closes - from the hot drink to the material, from the new to the old ritual, from nunc. to the yo-yo. And again from the beginning.