Be Ready for 2012 with This Crowd-Busting Riot Shield Table

Whether the Mayans were right or not, the world is quickly going to hell in a hand basket—rioting across the globe, from the middle East to the middle of London. Be prepared to defend you and yours with the "In Case of Riot" coffee table.

New York-based designers Max Arlestig and Maximilian Gebhardt custom fabricated the table's square steel tube frame to fit an off-the-shelf riot shield. It'll go perfectly with your mace bookcase and extendable-baton umbrella. [Dezeen]