You're in the home stretch before a five-day weekend, but still, just to distract you in the meantime, here are some lovely things. From a sleeping desk to fire escape shelving, these are the most beautiful items we found this week.
Falling asleep while studying is a rite of passage for students of higher learning, so why shouldn't college libraries install desks that make the occasional nap a bit more comfortable? More
Every smartphone comes with a timer, but Metaphys' Nebula digital hourglass is cooler. You'll know it the minute you see its glowing pixels drop. More
No one ever wants to consider the possibility of a fire ripping through their home. But you always prepare for the worst, and with this Urban Shelf your tiny potted cactuses and various knick-knacks have a safe way to escape the flames. More
The Herman Miller Collection, as Design Director George Nelson put it, is supposed to be a "a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living." Though he said way back in 1952, it still holds true. This comprehensive portfolio shows it all off. More
Not happy with building mysterious gigantic structures in the desert, the Chinese are now building inter-dimensional portals in the middle of their cities. What the hell is this 515-foot (157 meters) high metal structure in the the city of Fushun, in northeast China's Liaoning province? More