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
February 24, 2006
Everyone here at Single Serve Coffee was pretty sure we were missing out on music making during the coffee drinking process and now we can have both. These coffee tables are also designed with kids in mind, most of the company's offerings combine tables, chests, and chairs with a xylophone, with each slat playing a different note.
Why are musical furnishings better than a regular furnishings? Fun. The tables start at $175 for a musical chair all the way up to $3,500 for a "quartet" table). But can you really put a price tag on music made on your coffee table? We think not. Fire up the Keurig! It's time for another round of Sumatra and dance!
Via SCI-FI at Musical Furnishings
February 17, 2006
Sometimes we just chart out on a coffee table search and find nothing that special, but today we found this little number. It's square. It's called cappuccino, and we are in love. Why couldn't have this arrived on Valentine's Day this week? :-)
At Barbados Cappuccino Coffee Table
February 10, 2006
As we dream of summer here in the Northeast, the staff at Single Serve Coffee has been pouring over tons of patio furniture. We dream of having coffee on the back porch instead of sitting in the kitchen dreaming of it being warmer than 18 degrees outside.
In our endless pursuit of the ultimate patio coffee table we found this little number. Sure - it looks like the top of a pie with all those wholes, but when the spring and summer rains come you're not going to want water to stay on top. And if you do spill your coffee outside on the table - who cares - it will go right on through.
At Aluminum Coffee Table
February 3, 2006
Ever wonder if some crazy person would really make a coffee table book about coffee tables? Well - look no further.
This giant hardcover book can sit perched atop your coffee table and entertain guests about other coffee tables. The book features modern to not so modern coffee tables and other coffee table information.
Wait a minute! Didn't Kramer come up with this from Seinfeld? Oh Mama!
At The Coffee Table, Coffee Table Book
December 23, 2005
We love coffee tables and most of all we love Coffee Table Friday! We found this stunning coffee table over at GotoReviews and think you'll love it as much as we do. This coffee table is a bit expensive ($1100) but it's very ecologically sound.
This coffee table is made out of Kirei board, which is a material made out of the recycled stalks of the Sorghum plant. Usually these stalks are thrown away after the Sorghum cereal is harvested, but in this case, they are reclaimed, and then bonded into a sheet using formaldehyde-free adhesives.
Via Goto Reviews at 2Modern