Tom Spina Designs has a long history of making custom furniture that doesn’t exactly try to hide its pop culture influences. So it’s nice to see the subtle design the studio has put into this The Empire Strikes Back coffee table that doesn’t overtly look like it was inspired by the home of a giant Yeti-like snow…
A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played using a pair of rectangular paddles and a square ball bouncing back and…
Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating around, without wasting precious floor space once all your guests have left.
In a world that cherishes gadgets that keep getting smaller and lighter, the Fluance Fi70 is a big hulking WTF. The $500 Bluetooth speaker is as big as your parent’s oldest television set and weighs in at a hulking 81 pounds. It’s so ridiculous, so surprisingly handsome, and so cheap that I almost want to buy it.…
Mother Teresa? Gandhi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737's massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-caliber supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you.
Your mom always told you to keep your feet off the coffee table, but you’ll finally have good reason to listen to her advice with this wonderfully over-the-top Star Trek pinball machine sitting smack dab in the middle of your living room.
Sometimes you want to sit up. Sometimes you want to lie down. Sometimes you need a place to put your computer, or perhaps a drink. A single piece of furniture rarely fulfills all these desires. This shapeshifting sofa can reconfigure itself into a seat, a couch, a bed, or even an end table, all with a few flicks of…
Those wooden railroad ties underneath the metal railroad tracks? Absolutely solid hunks of wood perfect for reclaimed furniture. Here’s one being transformed into a stable wooden bench that can fit a whole lot of adults. The build is pretty simple too, all you need is a saw, a drill, and a chisel to pull it off.
The world mostly knows IKEA for its flatpack furniture and mediocre meatballs. In the past year, however, the company’s doubled down on a new category: gadgets. And you know what? They’re kind of awesome.
Centuries ago, man’s biggest struggle was survival. Today, it’s finding a way to keep our smartphones charged until bedtime. But instead of having to hunt for an available power outlet, Nathalie Teugels has designed a comfy chair that converts your fidgets and nervous energy into usable electricity.
The adult coloring book craze has swept across the world, with everything from TV shows to comic books getting the treatment lately. But now IKEA is joining in with a book that lets you therapeutically color in minimalist Swedish furniture. It’s probably less stressful than trying to put it together, at least.
3-D printing, the technology that will change retail stores forever, still has a long way to go to best injection-molded plastic. But if you want one application where 3-D printing kicks the ass of conventional tooling, look no further than this Inception-inspired coffee table.
The worst way to experience an earthquake has to be waking up in the middle of the night to all that chaos. So a Chinese inventor has revealed a new and improved version of an earthquake-proof bed that supposedly helps you survive a worst case scenario—but at what cost?
Everybody loves to make fun of IKEA building furniture out of glorified cardboard. But IKEA’s future in building furniture out of hardwood is more solid than you’d think.
Inflatable furniture isn’t a new idea. College dorms are filled with blow-up sofas and air-filled mattresses. But none of them look like designer Seungjin Yang’s inflatable pieces, which are created using the same balloons a birthday party clown relies on to entertain screaming children.
If you regularly suffer from itchy feet, you might need a room-in-a-box like this. Designed to make it easy to move from city to city with all the basics you need to set up home, the Travelbox is an experiment in nomadic living.
Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee—all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity?