Mike Warren, a woodworking guru, has perfected the art of making glow tables by filling their naturally formed voids in with photoluminescent powder mixed with clear casting resin. The powder charges up in sunlight before putting on a cool blue glow when night falls. The key is in the cypress wood, as he chooses pieces that have been naturally damaged with a fungal growth inside causing sections to rot, which are then removed to form pockets for the glow powder. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a tank that is perfect for holding your beer.
These Cracked Log Lamps look normal at first, but at the flip of a switch, they illuminate everything around you with LED lights. Created by Duncan Meerding, these creative pieces are made from real pieces of wood, and can also be used as a stool or table, in addition to a light source. One caveat: one of these lamps will run you about $780, due to each piece being handcrafted to order. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cool-looking kinetic machine that serves no real purpose.
The futuristic Altwork Station is specifically engineered to allow users to use their computer while standing, reclined, or even laying on their backs. How? It uses high-powered magnets to hold the crucial components - mousepad, keyboard and mouse - in "Focus" mode, so that they're not tumbling onto the floor. Customers can also choose from several color schemes as well as the desk material. Expect to shell out $5,900 for one when it hits stores. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
A kotatsu is basically a low, wooden table frame covered by a futon, or heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, often built into the table itself. They are used almost exclusively in Japan, although similar devices are used elsewhere. The modern style of kotatsu consists of a table with an electric heater attached to the underside of the table. This evolved from a clay pot with hot coals placed under a table. The kotatsu usually is set on a thin futon, like a throw rug. A second, thicker futon is placed over the kotatsu table, above which the tabletop is placed. The electric heater attached to the underside of the table heats the space under the comforter. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.
Studio NL has unveiled the perfect desk for those who love taking naps during their lunch break. When closed, it looks like a normal desk with plenty of space for a computer, but fold out the sides, a cozy bed is revealed, complete with flat panel display should you want to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. Continue reading to see the entire conversion process.
Most old jet wither away at aircraft graveyards, but MotoArt's design team specializes at giving them second life, or at least parts. The beds, tables and desks you see above are all sourced from 747 engine nacelle cowlings, DC-10 cowlings, C-124 cargo plane floors, DC-9 rear stabilizers and lots more. Our favorite? Definitely the 747 engine office table. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of autonomous drones that can actually build a bridge.
Not just any coffee table, this Millennium Falcon creation by Richard Riley at Tom Spina Designs is most certainly a Star Wars fanatic's dream come true. Unfortunately, a very wealthy fan contacted Tom Spina Designs and had one of these custom made, so only one exists. There were absolutely no details spared, as it features exact replicas of the asteroids in the film, a painted Hasbro Millennium Falcon and a TIE Fighter on its tail. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a weatherman pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch without breaking a sweat.
Ever wonder just how strong a coffee table made of bulletproof glass really is? Well, so did Ben Nelson, and his latest project shows us just that. "A round ball actually creates a very small area of impact against a flat object, which means it reaches amazingly high PSI (pounds per square inch) of impact force. The ball cracked the glass, creating an interesting spider-crack pattern. The crack is INSIDE the glass. The top surface is still smooth to the touch. You won't cut yourself on it, and it still makes a good writing surface and place to set a cup of coffee," said Ben Nelson. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a girl who takes the crown of champion pizza box folder.
This may not be the first Star Wars Millennium Falcon bed to surface online, but it's the only one you'll be able to buy. Pottery Barn Kids is offering a twin-size bed in the style of the pod on the side of the Millennium Falcon, at the hefty price of $4,000. It's made from solid hardwood, and then hand-painted, measuring 45.5 x 108.25 x 45.4-inches. Now if only the company started making AT-AT Walker bunk beds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If Bruce Wayne had a non-traditional bookshelf, it'd probably look something like this, or so we think. This particular example was created by designer Fahmi Sani of Fiction Furniture, and they come in two models: aDark Knight version shaped like the modern version of the Batman logo, along with a classic version of the famed symbol. Unfortunately, there aren't any secret rooms hiding behind these walls. Continue reading for more cool bookshelf designs that geeks would love.