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The Remembrance Coffee Table Looks Like a Photo Album

Do you have photo albums of your family on your coffee table? During the Christmas season, it’s fun to sit and go through them with your family and remember old times. Mitch Steinmetz’s Remembrance table reflects this activity. It takes the form of an enormous photo album. Link and Video -via NMU Salone Satellite

Up Balloon Table Defies Gravity

Christopher Duffy’s UP Coffee Table appears to be suspended in midair by helium-filled balloons. But the structural support actually comes from steel rods shaped like balloon strings. Duffy is making a total of twenty tables, priced at £5,800 ($9345 USD) each. Link -via OhGizmo!

The Growth Table

The ingenious Growth Table by Tim Durfee and Iris Anna Regn gently scales up as a child grows. Start as a preschooler and move up to the tweens. It comes up with build-in nooks and crannies for art supplies. Link -via Inhabitat

Sucker

Sam Lofgren’s table design is perfect for the contemporary plumber. It’s one piece in a line that uses the suction of plungers where other people would use screws, nails and glue. Link -via Design Boom

Drunk Driver Caught on Motorized Picnic Table

Hand over the keys to that picnic table. You’re in no condition to drive. An Ontario man is facing charges after he and his buddies constructed a motorized picnic table and drove it around town. Police said they attached a lawnmower motor and four customized wheels to the picnic table and took it for a spin on [...]

A Tea Table on the Roof

This tea table by Lithuanian artist Ainė Bunikytė has both a private and a public atmosphere. Placed high on a tile roof, it’s almost inaccessible. But if you can reach it, you’ve got a lovely view of the world as you enjoy your morning tea. Link | Photo: Kernius Pauliukonis

Casket Coffee Table

I want this table. I’ll keep it in my living room. When my daughters start dating, I’ll use it to terrify their boyfriends. Casket Furniture, a company that makes caskets and casket-inspired household furniture, made this coffee table. You can find other works at their website, including gaming tables, phone booths, bookshelves and entertainment centers. Link -via [...]

This Could Be Fun

If your dinner parties have become a bit dull, maybe the problem isn’t the conversation, but the table. With the Swing Table, things are sure to pick up and if they don’t, you can always throw a tantrum that sends the plates flying. Either way, it’s a guaranteed good time! Link Via Geekologie

Play With Your iPhone While It’s Still In Your Jeans Pocket

Guys, have you ever been sitting at a table in a restaurant and all you ever wanted to do is check your iPhone but your girlfriend or wife has threatened you upon pain of [...]

The Rise of the Fork

Hands have always been used to eat with. As food became hotter and sloppier, knives were developed from larger cutting blades, and spoons are simple scoops. But forks weren’t used in ancient eating. And when some started using them, they were considered somewhat pretentious. In the 11th century, forks were in use in the Byzantine Empire. [...]