Joseph Herscher takes a sip of his coffee, pulling string thereby tipping paintings. Balls roll down paintings, lighting burner to boil water causing books to tip. Vase and computer get knocked off the table, releasing tape which opens front page of newspaper.
You can see the entire set up by Joseph Herscher, who builds Rube Goldberg machines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in this great interactive description on the New York Times. There’s also a video interview with him that’s worth watching:
There’s also more more Pitagora Suitchi on this site.