• Quirky Crate Lets You Build Storage Furniture Like LEGOs

    Quirky Crate Lets You Build Storage Furniture Like LEGOs

    Stack a bunch of milk crates, improvise a shelf in the middle of one, throw in a couple appropriately-sized drawers and you get something similar to what the Quirky Crate does.  Except it’s a bit prettier than milk crates, plus all the shelves, drawers and other modular parts are pre-built to the exact size, so all you have to do is assemble your storage unit of choice. Invented by Jenny Drinkard and submitted to the masses over at Quirky, it’s [...]

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  • NES Controller Coffee Table – I Want One

    NES Controller Coffee Table – I Want One

    I’ve seen plenty of coffee tables dolled up like a retro gaming controller.  Apparently, many young people who never played with them old consoles find them cool.  But we doubt any of those tables we’ve seen before can match up to this NES Controller Coffee Table, which you can actually use to play your favorite 8-bit games of yesteryear. Created by furniture maker Charles Lushear, it’s basically a supersized NES Controller with legs.  So big, in fact, that you can [...]

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  • Bivi Modular Furniture Lets You Adjust Office Layout On The Fly

    Bivi Modular Furniture Lets You Adjust Office Layout On The Fly

    Office furniture is expensive. Unless you’re buying those cardboard furnishings, it’s a serious investment — one that can easily go to waste if you have a growing business and limited space.   That’s why modular office furniture makes so much sense.  And the Bivi Collection by Turnstone has to be one of the coolest we’ve seen. The table is the central element of the modular setup, allowing you to literally add desk space, legs, rails, storage areas and more to fashion [...]

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  • Blackhawk Secretary Trunk: A Home Office You Can Fold Into An Armored Case

    Blackhawk Secretary Trunk: A Home Office You Can Fold Into An Armored Case

    Restoration Hardware’s secretary trunks make for a neat and compact home office that you can literally push around any corner of the house.  Their newest one, the Blackhawk Secretary Trunk, sheds the wooden antique aesthetic of their previous models, dressing itself up in aircraft-inspired skin. Don’t worry, that shell isn’t decked in a thick slab of metal armor that requires you to grow superhero muscles in order to wheel the trunk around.  Instead, the 6-foot tall office on wheels is [...]

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  • Gurtbett Is A Bed That Assembles Using Only Straps

    Gurtbett Is A Bed That Assembles Using Only Straps

    Buying a bed from Ikea usually means having to bust out either a screwdriver, a small wrench or a hammer (or all three) in order to assemble the thing. While that ain’t bad (unless you’re catastrophically clumsy), the Gurtbett shows us just how much simpler putting together a flat-packed bed can be, requiring nothing but four sets of ratchet straps to assemble everything into place. Just like any regular flat pack furniture, the bed comes in multiple pieces that can [...]

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  • Man Table Hides A Mini Fridge Behind The Drawers

    Man Table Hides A Mini Fridge Behind The Drawers

    What would a side table designed by men for use by men look like?  I would have guessed something that integrates an actual table, four breasts and a six-pack of beer.  These Man Tables got me right on two out of three. Closed shut and tidied up, the furniture looks just like any finely-finished side table.  It’s elegant enough to fit with most any contemporary living room and functional enough to hold a bunch of tabletop pieces. Not manly enough [...]

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  • Chairigami Cardboard Chairs Look Equally Amazing And Uncomfortable

    Chairigami Cardboard Chairs Look Equally Amazing And Uncomfortable

    While we doubt the Chairigami cardboard chairs are half as comfortable as your existing couches and loungers, it’s tough to deny just how impressive they are. Plus, the designs are downright swank, making for hot pieces of furniture for showing off at home. These are not the first cardboard furnishings we’ve seen. We’ve actually seen quite a number since the whole green movement of the last few years started making their way to home furniture. So far, though, these appear [...]

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  • Kai Table Hides Multiple Storage Areas With Creative Openings

    Kai Table Hides Multiple Storage Areas With Creative Openings

    At first glance, the Kai Table looks just like a plain wooden coffee table for sitting in the center of your living room.   Except with a bunch of rectangular lines etched in irregular patterns all around its boxy dimensions.  Get busy on the edges, though, and out flip a bunch of doors, revealing a whole mass of storage spaces built into the deceptive furnishing. Designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, it’s a low-standing coffee table and multi-panel storage box.  [...]

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  • Legion Pallet Coffee Table Can Double As A Cart

    Legion Pallet Coffee Table Can Double As A Cart

    Looking for a new living room piece to replace that aquarium coffee table you just broke?  Consider the Legion Pallet Table, which looks like a cross between a coffee table, a push cart and a shipping pallet. Made by… uhh… Made.com, each hand-crafted furniture is built off the wood from used shipping pallets.  It comes complete with the original travel stamps and whatever distresses the wood has received over the course of its previous life, making for a unique living [...]

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  • Retro Invader Couch: Sit On That Pixelated Alien

    Retro Invader Couch: Sit On That Pixelated Alien

    You check your Space Invaders Watch.  It’s 6 PM.  Beer time.  So you pick up your Alien Invader Multi-Tool, crack a bottle open and pour that icy brew on a Space Invader Mug.  If only you can do all that while lying down on a Retro Invader Couch, your life will be perfect.  And now you can. Created by American industrial designer Igor Chak, the furniture is a real, functional sofa chair styled to look like an alien from the [...]

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  • Aqua Coffee Table Aquarium: Put Your Feet Up On The Fish Tank

    Aqua Coffee Table Aquarium: Put Your Feet Up On The Fish Tank

    A labyrinth aquarium sitting on a table pushed up to the wall is nice.   You don’t look at it all that much, though, since you’re not too fond of looking away from the TV while you’re lazing it up on the couch.  You won’t have that problem with the Midwest Tropical 675 Aqua Coffee Table. Instead of having your fish tank pushed off to one end of the room, this dual-purpose coffee table and aquarium puts it right in front [...]

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  • Cay Sofa Shifts Shape To Accommodate Your Position

    Cay Sofa Shifts Shape To Accommodate Your Position

    Sofas are generally designed for two types of positions: sitting upright and lying down when the wife kicks you out of the bedroom.  The Cay Sofa changes all that, allowing you to be comfortable regardless of what position you want to take. How?  By being rigged to shape-shift automatically when you move.  Parts of it fold-in, fold-out, rise up or fall at an incline, depending on what could best serve your sitting position. The brainchild of Alexander Rehn, the Cay [...]

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  • Out Of Balance Stool: Because Uncomfortable Chairs Need Love Too

    Out Of Balance Stool: Because Uncomfortable Chairs Need Love Too

    Sitting on a steel Sun Lounger not uncomfortable enough for you?  Plop down on this Out of Balance Stool, instead, which will require you to maintain an even base using your feet the entire time, lest have it rocking uncontrollably. Based on the form of an egg shell (actually, it looks more like a bullet), the stool has a curved bottom, which means that it won’t do a good job staying upright on its own.  So your stool doesn’t end [...]

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  • Bean Bags Go Modular With Tie-1-On

    Bean Bags Go Modular With Tie-1-On

    Just when you think you’re done with bean bags forever, something comes along that makes you want to dive into your dorm room staples once again.  This summer, that could be the Tie-1-On, slightly more stylish beanbag chairs that you can arrange to your liking. Designed for modular use, the squishy seats come with rope on the corners that you can tie together to build beanbag couches of various forms.  Or beanbag beds.  Or, heck, beanbag sumo wrestler costumes if [...]

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  • Another Picnic Table’s Seats Can Convert Into Recliners

    Another Picnic Table’s Seats Can Convert Into Recliners

    On a clear day, picnic tables are the perfect way to enjoy an outdoor meal.  After you’re done stuffing your face full, however, it’s kind of a bummer having to sit in the same bench with no back rest while you try and relax for the rest of the day.  Unless you’ve got Another Picnic Table. Designed by Wouter Nieuwendijk and Jair Straschnow, the unfortunately-named outdoor furniture adds a clever new variation to picnic tables.  Instead of just having stools [...]

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  • A Custom Side Table With A Custom Bookshelf

    A Custom Side Table With A Custom Bookshelf

    When we use “custom” here, we mean it.  This Custom Stacked Book Side Table isn’t only made to order, it’s literally equipped to handle only your specific set of books — no more and no less. Made by Etsy seller Jane Dandy, the bespoke furnishing is basically a box with cutouts along the edge to accommodate books.  Not just any books, though.  It needs to be exactly the set of books the creator originally made them for and in the [...]

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  • Walking Table Can Move Like An Eight-Legged Robot

    Walking Table Can Move Like An Eight-Legged Robot

    Sure, it’s unnecessary, but the Walking Table is not about necessity.  With legs that move like a mechanical robot when pushed, it’s as much a piece of furnishing as it is a source of fascination. Designed by Wouter Scheublin, the table integrates what looks like an uncomplicated assembly of wooden mechanics that allow it to walk on its eight legs when moved.  You know, so you won’t have to carry it when moving the table from spot to spot (or [...]

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  • Box Sofa And Box Lounger: Like Sitting In A Closet

    Box Sofa And Box Lounger: Like Sitting In A Closet

    Lounging in your favorite sofa is a nice way to relax.   Unless you live alone, though, there’s no way you can enjoy it in peace and quiet.  The Box Sofa and Box Lounger should help mute out some of the domestic disturbance. Made by Loook Industries, the furniture pieces offer a creative privacy solution, shielding the back, sides and top to create a closed environment for you to chill in.  We do wish they went all the way and threw [...]

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  • Frog 4.0 One-Piece Chair Is A Standalone Multimedia Workstation

    Frog 4.0 One-Piece Chair Is A Standalone Multimedia Workstation

    When you’re a chair, your job is to hold my rear while I rest my legs.  Well, the Frog 4.0 One-Piece Chair did not get the memo (which seems like a good thing), providing a whole of host of fittings that do more than sit people in comfort. Sporting a design based on a frog’s likeness, the chair is clad in green and flesh colors, with an identifiable stout-bodied amphibian shape.  Fortunately, no part of the furniture is slimy, so [...]

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  • CFS Furniture Set, A Cardboard Table And Stool Combo For Kids Looks Fun

    CFS Furniture Set, A Cardboard Table And Stool Combo For Kids Looks Fun

    Looking to outfit a playroom with child-safe and fun-looking furniture?  You might want to try this: the CFS Furniture Set. Created by Metrocs and designed by Riki Watanabe, only cardboard was used as material for the construction of the entire set.  No screws, no glues, no tapes — just thoughtful folding, slicing and arranging pieces of stiff thick paper products are involved in building each of the clever pieces. The CFS Furniture Set consists of three items: one table and [...]

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  • Ransa Sofa Floats Over Your Library Of Books

    Ransa Sofa Floats Over Your Library Of Books

    You can’t help but admire the design of the Ransa Sofa, which makes it appear like your seating furniture is floating over a floor-level bookshelf.  I just have a feeling you won’t be able to live with it if you’re a neat freak, though — those lines of books will get kicked and knocked over more times than you can probably stomach. Created by Younes Duret, the living room furnishing pairs a book storage at the base and a regular [...]

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  • Doc Is A Sofa That Turns Into A Bunk Bed

    Doc Is A Sofa That Turns Into A Bunk Bed

    Sofa beds are great with their versatile functions.  But even the best sofa bed has to bow down to this: the Doc Space Saving System, which converts from a regular couch to a two-level bunk bed. Made by Resource Furniture, the clever living room rig looks like an ordinary sofa at first glance.  Lift up the parts, however, and you end up with an impressive double-decker, complete with separate mattresses, safety rails and a built-in ladder.  Sweet. From the Doc’s [...]

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  • House Of Cards Table Looks Ready To Fall Over

    House Of Cards Table Looks Ready To Fall Over

    I’ll be honest here.  There’s just something special about seeing fake playing cards used as a table’s legs that piques my natural attraction to accidents waiting to happen. Created by Brazilian designer-architect Mauricio Arruda, stability isn’t something to worry about here.  According to the designer, the two pyramid-styled playing card legs can actually support up to 550lbs of weight.  That means that lard-ass boxer Butterbean can use it as the base of his bed with pillows and a mattress and [...]

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  • Nook Coffee Table Sports An Oddly-Shaped Bookshelf Corner

    Nook Coffee Table Sports An Oddly-Shaped Bookshelf Corner

    We don’t know if it will ever see the light of day, but the Nook Coffee Table looks like the perfect piece to bring a modern living room together.  Sporting an unusual design, it’s both attractive and creatively functional at the same time. Designed by Dave Pickett, the geometric coffee table has a corner that “dips” into a shelf, giving you an instant spot to hold magazines and books.  The execution is lovely, creating a perplexing shape that’s bound to [...]

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  • Spring Wood, A Line Of Wooden Chairs That Flex When You Sit

    Spring Wood, A Line Of Wooden Chairs That Flex When You Sit

    Wooden furniture is gorgeous and timeless.  Being hard, flat and rigid, though, wooden chairs rarely make for the most comfortable pieces.  Unless they can bend like these crazy Spring Wood chairs. Created by designer Carolien Laro, the seating chattels are really made from wood and they will really flex when you sit on them.  It’s fascinating.  Oh yeah, they’re quite laborious too — she put in over 600 hours of work to come up with the original functional prototype for [...]

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  • Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair

    Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair

    Treadmill too big to install in your home office?  Here’s a space-efficient way to flex some muscles during 15-minute breaks: the Tai Chi Chair. Designed by  ESAD Reims student Yuan Yuan, the furniture sports handholds and footholds that allow you to perform a variety of exercises.  I’m not too familiar with Tai Chi, though, so I don’t know about the name.  Isn’t that the thing they do in the park with no equipment whatsoever? The Tai Chi Chair is a [...]

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  • Float Is A Levitating Matrix Table

    Float Is A Levitating Matrix Table

    Most side tables are designed for function.  While the Float can serve your corner table needs just as well as any piece from Ikea, it will likely spark conversation better than any other article of furnishing you have. Made up of 64 blocks of wood, it looks like a giant all-wood Rubik’s Cube.  Except it’s more awesome, since majority of the individual blocks are all floating in the air.  When you push on a block in fact, it will react [...]

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