June 16, 2006
Cafepods has sent us this gem of a coffee table. The coffee table is made from compressed coffee grounds and sugar resin by Nick Rawcliffe. Its being exhibited in the Scottish Museum in Edinburgh at the Green Design: Creativity with a Conscience exhibition on until 25th June.
We recommend seeing it while you can if you're in Europe. Hmmm...wonder if the sugar resign and coffee make for the first lick-able coffee table? Maybe you can also just take a bite out of it? :-)
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June 9, 2006
This crazy matrix table from British Designer Andrew is constructed with birch plywood, walnut face veneer and glass. With crossing latices we can see getting completely lost in the top of this coffee table and perhaps even putting some things inside the trapped triangle spaces. The designer refers to the "Matrix Table" as a set of interlocking pieces - a simple puzzle. We think it's simply elegant.
At TYE3D via Josh Spear
June 2, 2006
We like the basic boxiness of this coffee table and we think it's aptly named the the Geometric Storage Coffee Table from West Elm. This coffee table measures 46” x 24” x 16”(h) and features two open storage shelves in addition to a central drawer.
Via productdose.com at Coffee Table
May 19, 2006
What's not to like about a coffee table that gets you off the couch and in shape! We think the new FiTable is just the thing to keep your spirits up and you coffee belly off. FiTable's is very versatile and has four different uses: it's a weight bench, a cardio step, a rolling storage drawer and a coffee table all in one!
It comes fully assembled and includes everything you need to get started: workout DVD, exercise guidebook, resistance band and mat for table top. The FitTable retails for $249 and is available online.
May 12, 2006
For $79.99 - what's not to like about this rather interesting coffee table from Ikea. The Hemberg Coffee Table features a storage drawer that floats beneath the table’s surface. Perhaps this storage drawer might be perfect for your K-Cups or Coffee Pods? The safety glass on top is designed to withstand a more weight than ordinary glass and perhaps more coffee cups.
Via Product Dose at IKEA
May 5, 2006
Don't get us wrong - we like computers, but we love our coffee computer tables even more. This coffee table is made from an original 26-inch hard drive platter from a 1967 Control Data Corporation 6603 Disk File Controller. The center hub of the platter and the custom-made pedestal are both made from solid aluminum, and the entire platter is covered with a 1/4-inch piece of table glass to protect its surface and of course it's data.
For the tech-heads out there, looking at the original manual (PDF) this drive could store 37,355,520 12-bit words which works out to be about 53 MB of total storage. (37,355,520 * 12 /8 = 56,033,280 bytes /1024 /1024 = 53.4 MB) Given this drive was made in 1967 I was expecting it to be far smaller than that so I’m quite impressed. Of course the entire drive would have probably consisted of at least 6 platters like this one so you can only imagine how big it was when completely assembled.
Via OhGizmo! at Grand Idea
April 28, 2006
The premise is, why have a middle on a coffee table when the drinks are placed on the edge- might as well be a trampoline. Made with 3/4" walnut veneer plywood with a waxed oil finish, the exquisite handmade cast urathane light can be moved among three low volt(12v) electrical contact points around the edge. Oh...and it costs a whopping $4500 bucks so you'd better start jumping for cash.
At Trampoline Coffee Table Via Product Dose
April 7, 2006
This coffee table is made of korean pine wood and is finished with a light walnut stain. We love the strong square features of the overall coffee table along with the 3 inch thick top. Sections of the coffee table are also made from sections of Korean farm house floors that have been walked on for over 100 years making this an instant classic.
At 5 ft maru coffee
March 31, 2006
We fell in love with this coffee table the minute we saw it. We love the curved ends and the simple storage. This is part of Chris Jamison's Plywood Office furniture collection.
The range focuses on handcrafted wood and bamboo furniture with conservative lines and clever detailing. The table is part of a Stripe(s) Series of furniture Chris is offering and is appropriately named the Stripe's Series Coffee Table.
Via productdose.com at Chris Jamison
March 10, 2006
It's exciting to see touchscreen lcd technology used for something we're interested in. Imagine firing up your single serve coffee maker and then sitting down your coffee mug on your touch-screen lcd coffee table while pictures float by or you see your email pop-up. Maybe you'd like to then play a virtual board game? Whatever you do, this touch-screen coffee table is sure to make relaxing on the couch a little more difficult.
Misto, as it's known, developed by HP Labs, is basically a large touchscreen table that allows groups of fawning nerds to gather 'round to share pictures, play games, and occasionally spoil everyone else's fun by "accidentally" putting down their coaster at just the wrong moment. Apparently HP's actually shooting for commercial release by Thanksgiving of this year; here's to hoping they make it multi-touch capable.
At News.com via Engadget