You could either spend $30,000 on a brand new car, or on the Teles Taxidi floating coffee table, designed by engineers at Siren Design Studios. A pair of rare-earth magnets balanced on top of each other hover 2-inches above its base, suspended by a series of 1,000+ lbs tested Kevlar cord and pulleys. As you can see in the video above, the table goes right back to its original configuration no matter which direction it is pushed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the science behind free will.
Privacy Pop's "The Bed Tent" is not only compatible with most beds, but it's great for night owls who regularly sleep during the day, or just anyone who wants some privacy while napping. "Avoid a rude awakening from the bright sun or room light and make naptime easier by reducing ambient light. Windows and doors can be zipped closed to reduce any unwanted outside light to enter," said the company. Continue reading for a live video demonstration, more pictures and information.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, designer Tatiane Freitas actually repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic resin to create an optical illusion of sorts. She aims to demonstrate a "clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history." Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images of furniture made from real Boeing airplane parts.
Duffy London's Christopher Duffy unveils his latest creation, the "Abyss Horizon" table, a design inspired by the depths of the sea. Its circular design seems like an illusion at first, but as you get closer, you'll see it's made from layers of stacked wood and glass. "I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer's factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers - the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the Earth's sea bed," said Duffy. Continue reading for more pictures.
Artist and designer Alexandre Chapelin spent 1.5-years researching / testing materials needed to create the stunning "Starry Sea" table, which combines both stars and sea into one piece. It's crafted around an unusual piece of marble from Anguilla, a neighboring island of St. Martin/San Maarten, also the birthplace of Chapelin's "LA TABLE" brand, and acrylic resin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Designer Stelios Mousarris used a combination of wood, steel and 3D printing technology to create this stealthy matte black "Wave City" coffee table inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Inception" film. Like its predecessor, this design features a city skyline that appears to fold back onto itself, resting on a sturdy steel frame to keep everything in place. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes of Inception images.
Alexandre Chapelin's "La Table" seamlessly blends stone with resin to create the cross-section of reef surrounding the artist's home of Saint Martin, a small island south of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. The view can be interpreted as either an up-close look at an underwater formation or a bird's eye view of an island from miles in the air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist and designer Derek Pearce has created a unique line of furniture called "Water Tables," with each one featuring an animal that appears to be partially submerged in water. These may not fool anyone, but they are however, both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There's no word yet on if he plans on releasing a DIY line through IKEA stores. Continue reading for more pictures.
ThinkGeek has done it again, and this time, they've created a giant Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. Measuring 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this comfy accessory is perfect for any room, and great for naps, or just lounging around, training your characters in Pokemon Go. However, we don't recommend bringing this to your favorite coffee shop or park, as it may not fit inside standard washing machines. It'll set you back $149.99 when released this December. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
Cassette tapes are a rare sight these days, thanks to compact discs, digital audio formats, etc., but there are ways to relive their glory days, like with these geeky tables. Called the "Great Tape" collection, these furniture pieces are modeled after giant cassette tapes, and available in a various bands. They're handcrafted from MDF, and coated with the highest quality auto paints. Continue reading for more pictures and information.