July 23, 2010
That's right - if you've got loads of old computers sitting around, a glass coffee table, and lights? Well you can build yourself a component PC coffee table. David Maloney created this brilliant coffee-table from the innards of his old machines that he kept around hoping to recycle some day - and recycle he did.
"For years I've been throwing old computer boards into a box in the garage to someday recycle them into some sort of project. It finally popped in my head to create a table with them using some of the black walnut from a tree we cut down a few years ago and had milled in the yard with a portable mill.
"It's basically two tables. One internal table to screw the boards to and another set of wood frames with glass that slide on top of the board table. It's basically a wood diorama. It will be very easy to swap out the computer boards with something else once we get tired of the look of the boards."
We'd like to see of course something along the lines of a recycled set of video screens of different sizes all playing random images. Who knows, but just seeing this makes some ideas of other recycled parts coffee tables.
June 11, 2010
We're all about form and function coming together, and this coffee table with built-in storage hits the spot. Designed by Matt Carr, the espresso colored finish suits any style, and any coffee drinking habits, and it's even made from sustainable acacia wood.
At Umbra Mimosa Coffee Table with Built-In Storage
June 7, 2010
At $750 bucks you can get a Fender Stratocaster headstock coffee table, and truly rock out at coffee talks with your friends. Made of hand selected solid maple, this coffee table is going to impress any guitar hero in your life.
Via SlipperyBrick.com at Rainbow Guitars
May 20, 2010
This multi-touch coffee table comes in a variety of sizes, and the one above features a built-in 26-inch LCD, as well as Wi-Fi, allowing users to browse, select and interact with various options on screen. There's even an orientation switch which allows you to view your content from any side of the table. The table can also be hooked up with an optional receipt printer, credit card reader and TV tuner, making it perfect for settings such as a hotel environment or restaurant.
Via Uber Touch at Digital Touch
April 9, 2010
Drink Stuff finally has the LED color changing coffee table of your future waiting right now to purchase. It's going to set you back 999 british pounds (about $1600+ US dollars oh and there's shipping), but don't you want one? Works best at night, and of course while drinking single serve coffee, all the LEDs come with up to 100,000 hours of life. Did we say it changes cool colors? Oh - we did. Just buy one already and send us pictures so we can drool.
Via Foolish Gadgets at Drink Stuff
January 19, 2010
We like anything LED, and now we can finally own the coolest LED thing on the planet - a custom designed LED coffee table. You can switch out any graphic and choose whatever you want on the top. LED lighting is also customizable using interchangeable filters. You need to pay a hefty price for such coolness: £2000.00 (or £2500.00 for custom image) and get it from SUCK UK.
- STAINLESS STEEL AND TOUGHENED GLASS
- Independently controlled illuminating table top and down light.
- Built in power connection.
- Select your own colours with interchangeable filters or choose graphics for the table top (union Jack or whatever you want!).
Via HomeTone at SUCK UK
December 29, 2009
This isn't your father's coffee table. The Nobo has an electric radiator system that gives a feel of an indoor campfire made with ice and fire over a coffee table. The heater includes "Pits" that emits heat to make the room warm and is controlled by an iPod-shaped touch wheel and features a built-in projector that creates an environment by illuminating the glass log with flickering flames that are video projected. At $2800 the Nobo isn't cheap, but considering the elegance your living room may achieve with it, you can certainly go for it if you've got the cash.
Via Tuvie at Nobo
December 11, 2009
This reissue of a Norman Mailer tome, Moonfire (the Apollo book to rival all other Apollo books), comes in an aluminum case, sports a quartet Apollo11 lunar lander legs, and has a rumpled up its front cover to resemble the moon's surface. And what else could make it even more amazing? How about a specially-designed Marc Newson case containing an actual lunar rock.
The real price to all of this lunar madness? How about $90,500. There's a cheaper version for $1,500 that just doesn't impress as it's really just mostly well - the book. Only 1969 copies available - so order now! :-)
Via DVICE at Taschen
September 30, 2009
Finally a coffee table with a built-in foosball game. Made from solid poplar, the table stands 20" high, allowing you to sit comfortably or kneel while grasping your team's three hand-carved, solid wood control rod handles. The playing field uses offset light and dark hardwood veneers, decorated with the details of a soccer pitch--center circle and spot, half-way line, and penalty spot. A tempered glass top keeps the ball in-play, and of course can support your coffee and magazines while not playing a game. Both ends of the table have solid wood scorekeeping beads and a stainless steel ball return. The legs have built-in levelers to keep the playing field even.
Via Gizmodiva at Foosball Coffee Table
September 15, 2009
Here's a coffee table you're going to want to use on the first floor, and in a place with some pretty hardy floor joists. The Cement Coffee Table from CB2 is made from an agregate of marble, granite, stone and natural fibers. The table is also handmade, and made in a eco-friendly shop that uses less fossil fuels to produce it's products.
Via PSFK at CB2