September 25, 2013
Well the nights are getting darker, and the weather is getting colder so it's time for a fire coffee table. German designer Axel Schaefer had designed a coffee table called "FIRE" and it comes with an integrated coffee table fireplace to make erroneously placed books, computers, feet, and other items burn bright in the night.
Continue reading: "Fire Coffee Table Burns Bright On Dark Nights"
July 11, 2013
We've been covering coffee tables going on 9 years here at Single Serve Coffee, and it's finally happened - a coffee table sci-fi show. Yes - you just read that and it's happening over at The Coffee Table.
About the show:
THE COFFEE TABLE is a new sci-fi comedy web series: fifteen short episodes with a premise that is very much Doctor Who meets The Greatest American Hero. A family discovers that their new coffee table is actually an ancient alien artifact, and they inadvertently activate it, sending their entire house hurtling through the void - with them inside it, of course. The show centers on their struggle to get home with no understanding of how the artifact actually works, while defending themselves from various aliens who ring the doorbell looking to take the coffee table off their hands."
We've watched the first episode and it's really quirky, fun, and rather entertaining. We are going to save the rest of these for the weekend while we watch them on the couch with our laptop is sitting on our coffee table. We will not however be looking inside our coffee table...
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April 5, 2013
We've often thought Batman's logo would make a pretty nice coffee table, and the Bohemian workshop has proven us right. Made by Charles Lushear of the Bohemian Workshop, the coffee table is carved from wood with hairpin legs. The bad news? You can't actually buy the Bat signal coffee table. DC Comics found out about Lushear's wood work and only allows him to display it on his website.
Via Gizmodo at Bohemian Workshop
March 15, 2013
The X-Wing Coffee Table is another creation of Barry Shields who is famous for his Star Trek USS Enterprise coffee table. Priced at a cheap $60,000 US dollars (apparently due to the amount of time and labor used in carving the X-Wing) we don't think we'll be buying one anytime soon.
January 25, 2013
The UP Coffee Table designed by Christopher Duffy is expensive, £5,800, which is roughly $9,300. It mimics the famous UP balloon house raising idea from the Pixar movie of the same name except the balloons are raising your coffee table. Perhaps this coffee table doesn't come with the same tear us up scene that starts UP.
Via Like Cool
January 8, 2013
Lenovo - a China-based PC maker has unveiled the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC. This multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode consumer device has 27" of screen space, and the table PC, which lies flat, is designed to enable users to make computing a shared experience. Priced at $1699, we expect devices like this to replace your old static coffee table, and transform the coffee table into a board gaming paradise. Who knows if they'll take off, but the price is getting there and the games are already available on tablets like Risk and Monopoly.
December 14, 2012
Though non-functional the iPhone Coffee table has a sticker surface and plenty of storage underneath. This is a great coffee table to put in your tech lounge at your techie office or perhaps you could make one yourself and live your life in a completely iPhone dominated world. Whatever you decide this one is not for sale, but does inspire.
Via Home Chunk
November 28, 2012
We love this design based on the original bloom design. More of an end table then a coffee table, this end table features rounded corners and the classic bloom surface that begs to be touched. Some people refer to it as the iPod table, but we think more iPhone given the times.The modern top and salvaged cedar base complement each other, and enhance the balance of the space.
Dimensions shown: 16"W x 28"L x 19"H
At Bloom Side Coffee Table Via bookofjoe
October 26, 2012
Coffee tables with four legs are a dime a dozen, but this coffee table with only three could replace the dozen four legged tables we've owned. The three sections that make up the table's frame are assembled from layers of bamboo strips sandwiched together, but only secured at the ends so they can bow out in the middle. The leg lock will puzzle your coffee guests, and also inspire better conversation.
September 21, 2012
Looking like something right out of a sci-fi movie, the Neo-Deco coffee table stands on legs made of five laminations, two thick pieces of curly maple and three thin pieces of wenge. Wow. A clear piece of glass located at the top allows you to see all those piles of magazines you've piled up underneath the top. Priced at $4,600, the Neo-Deco coffee table measures 46 X 26 X 17″ (LWH) in dimensions.
Via Home Chunk
September 6, 2012
There's a pretty amazing Kickstarter project based on a video game from our youth. A coffee table book celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! is looking for people to back it, and we think our audience can help out.
Sure it's going to cost $125, but you get an "unofficial 240-page encyclopedia on everything there is to know about the classic NES game," says author Daniel Lanciana of Melbourne, Australia. They're currently 50 percent of the way toward a $25,000 goal with 25 days left so you even have time to think about funding it, and we hope you will.
Check out their Kickstarter page for more pictures, and info.
August 31, 2012
When we first saw this coffee table featuring two G4 Power Macs connected with a coil and glass top we got a little tear in our eye. We've been Macbook Pro or Powerbook users for a long time, and the last desktop mac we owned and used at work was indeed a G4. The design of the Power Mac line of computers has always been eye catching, and that's why we think RE:Form Designs has been making a number Power Mac inspired coffee tables. You can also get a G3 version. We'll take the G4 because we loved the smoky grey color of that case over the blue of the G3 case.
Via TechHive Beta Blog
August 15, 2012
The guys over in the R-9 Studio are cranking out various sci-fi coffee tables and furniture inspired by George Lucas, Ridley Scott, and others. The one that caught our eye is the Millennium Falcon Coffee table. We love the almost concrete nature of the design along with the soft lines.
Continue reading: "Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coffee Table"
April 26, 2012
We do. The dog is man's best friend, and we think it could be man's best coffee table too. This shot of a labrador is accurate, because the artist studied two labradors in a therapy pool in order to capture the movement in this coffee table. It's also a perfect size with the at 49 inches high X 36 inches wide.
At Labrador Dog Coffee Table