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
September 30, 2005
We love this coffee table. Not only does it have a shape that won't bang your knees into oblivion, but it also has legs that allow for your to put your feet under it in every direction.
"Whether your living area is impeccable or you stack all your magazines, remote controls, mail, and take-out on the coffee table, Material Furniture's KDDO Coffee Table. will suit the room's underlying needs for balance and dynamic design. Its curved base carves out space sculpturally while its surface provides for ample display possibilities."
At Material Furniture Knock-Down Drag-Out coffee tables
August 12, 2005
Renewable timber called Rubberwood? Yep. This coffee is only milled from rubber trees that have stopped producing latex. I have to say I never thought of what happened to an old Rubberwood tree - now I know.
At Amazon.com via MetaEfficient
July 22, 2005
We've got to help out this reader! They've got the most incredible coffee table and need to find out if others have one or have seen one like it.
"my mom gave me this coffee table she bought it in 1972 when she worked for ethan allen....i really love it and best of all it spins!!!!...i have been trying to find one like it on the web but havent seen any..have you ever seen one like this???...tracy"
July 15, 2005
We search and search every week trying to find the best coffee tables - and like last week - sometimes we come up empty handed. But this week? WOW. Instead of the old square - let me put my feet up coffee tables we usually find, I've got a gem. This coffee table from 45 Degrees Design has a 1/8" thick teak veneer for the top and solid mahogany legs attached by loose tenons (okay - no idea what tenons are). Hey - we just like it.
Inspiration from Design Sponge at 45 Degrees Design