February 7, 2012

$5000 Coffee Table Creates Zen Garden Sand Designs

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Here's a coffee table we never would have imagined could exist 10 years ago. The body of the table encapsulates electronics and robotics, that sculpt geometric patterns and images into a field of microscopic silicone beads beneath a glass top. The effect is mesmerizing and magical; it is truly Zen-like to watch ever-changing patterns and images appear in the sand.

Total price for a coffee table table sponsorship is at $5000, and you can get other smaller versions as well. We'll have to wait and see how well this Kickstarter project turns out before plopping down 5k.

  • Constructed from organically grown FSC certified renewable bamboo, which is available in several different styles
  • The glass top is extremely strong tempered glass, 5/16" thick, as is similar to the high-strength glass used in store windows
  • Comes with an SD card containing programs for sculpting patterns into the sand
  • A dimmer switch controls the brightness of the built-in lighting
  • An optional 3G modem can be built into your table to receive new programs for sculpting via the cellphone network, along with a service plan subscription that will push new designs to the table as they are created
  • Control the table from your smartphone. With the 3G modem option installed, you can download the iPhone/Android app which we are currently developing and play a compendium of classic games, or send commands via text message to your tables dedicated phone number
  • Connect a USB cable to your table, if desired, to send commands directly to the table from your computer, rather than programs being automatically loaded in sequence from the SD card

At Zen Table

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October 20, 2011

Grand Canyon Coffee Table

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There's nothing better to get the conversation started than a cup of single serve coffee, and a large crack in your coffee table. The Grand Canyon Table brings nature a little closer to the conversation, and the contemporary, sleek and very organic brings a modern look to your living room. We really love the see through glass meets wood top.

Via Gizmodiva.com at Trendhunter

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October 13, 2011

Cruxflux UMYD Modular Coffee Table

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Cruxflux has a new UMYD (Union Modular y Democratica) coffee table. The UMYD is a flexible, modular coffee table that can be expanded. The table can be used for storage, a footrest and discrete tables all at the same time.

ViaUMocoLoco

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September 23, 2011

Padzilla Case Turns Your iPad Into a Giant Touch Coffee Table

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The company Crunchy Logistics has a thing for creating gianttouchscreens, and the Padzilla is their newest product, and it allows users to interact with their iPhones and iPads on a completely ridiculous scale.

You mount your iPad or iPhone inside of Padzilla, and then you can pick a 70"+ screen size with rolling display. Anything older than the iPhone 3GS isn't supported, and you can also hook up other consoles or computers to the display as well.

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August 30, 2011

12 Creative and Whacky Coffee Tables

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Need an alien in your living room? Look no further.

Over at HomeTone they have a list of 12 coffee tables that will impress. Besides the alien coffee table above, there's even a coffee table made out of paper pulp that is quite fetching. We like to think of coffee table design as the one place in the living room where you can get away with just about anything in that sweet middle place between the TV and your couch.

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August 24, 2011

DIY Star Trek Klingon LED Coffee Table

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Seriously - how cool is an LED coffee table that lights up your coffee night or morning? Very. Nick Woodrow built this table with pine legs and clear acrylic rods for support that features 26 RGB LED lights. You can even order one of these from Nick if you really want one for your Ten Forward klingon style.

Video after the jump of this wonder in action.

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August 5, 2011

Driftwood Coffee Table

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Okay so maybe this is more of an end table, but we still love the natural look for a potential coffee table on the side of your chair. This table is handcrafted from unique pieces of driftwood gathered from the remote shores of Java, and each table is a bit different.

At Driftwood Coffee Table

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July 11, 2011

Wakiaka Pagoda Coffee Table

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We like a modern yet functional design, and this Wakiaka Unique Pagoda Coffee Table delivers on both fronts. It has a rich coffee bean color, and features a translucent design with pagoda-inspired leveled shelves. We think given the design the rug in the shot also reminds of us a zen rock garden.

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June 28, 2011

Kanagawa Coffee Table Moves Like a Crazy Bug

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Inspired by the work of kinetic sculture, this centipede like coffee table is not for the feint of heart. There's a crank a the end of the table that makes the legs move, and the entire table is constructed of 298 pieces of laser cut birch plywood. We're not sure why you'd want to creep yourself out while having coffee or a good chit chat but you never know. Imagine sticking 3-4 of these together? The coffee table centipede? Hmm....creepy. Video after the jump.

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June 21, 2011

Cork Coffee Rock Table

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Looking more like a polished stone made out of coffee than rock, this coffee table is made out of cork. There's also a lacquered MDF table top, and this coffee table named Lasca also comes in a variety of sizes. You can use it as a work surface, or you can see it as a steadier tray top where you can have a coffee and scone site down talk. Lasca is part of Materia, a collection of cork products curated by ExperimentaDesign with Filipe Alarcao as joint artistic director, made by Amorim and designed by six Portuguese and four international designers.

Via Mocoloco at Lasca

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