Video: An interesting look at a lumber shop

Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just… » 6/26/15 12:39pm 6/26/15 12:39pm

Explore This Elaborate Labyrinth Dining Table While You Wait For Supper

How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic… » 4/29/15 4:45pm 4/29/15 4:45pm

You: "I Love This Han Solo Coffin Coffee Table." Me: "I Know."

The latest episode of Super-Fan Builds just hit the internet and this time the lucky recipient is a member of the 501st, a group of Star Wars fans who build their own replica costumes and visit hospitals and other charitable events while dressed in character. If anyone deserves an amazing 'Han Solo frozen in… » 3/30/15 7:20pm 3/30/15 7:20pm

A First Look at the Beautiful New Furniture IKEA's Bringing To the U.S.

I'll admit it: I love what IKEA's been up to lately. They're making high-tech however affordable desks. They're reissuing simple but sophisticated midcentury modern designs. And now, they're bringing a whole slew of drop dead gorgeous furniture to the United States, much of which is made of solid wood. I love it. » 1/08/15 11:18am 1/08/15 11:18am

If This Razor-Thin Dining Table Won't Bend, Why Should Your Phone?

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is mysteriously bending for a handful of users may never be fully known, but for the next version maybe Apple should talk to Alexander Purcell Rodrigues who has designed a stunning super-thin aluminum dining table that looks like a giant razor blade, and is promised not to bend or warp—even under… » 9/26/14 4:45pm 9/26/14 4:45pm

A Side Table For Charging Gadgets That Plugs Right Into the Wall

The wireless utopia we've all been patiently waiting for (while tripping over cords) is still nowhere to be seen, but it's not for lack of trying. Designer Youmin Vincent Kim has come up with a wonderful interim solution with the Soak desk that leans up against, and plugs directly into, a wall—allowing it to serve as… » 8/06/14 5:34pm 8/06/14 5:34pm

A Round Ping Pong Table With a Spinning Net Makes College Even Harder

The average college student spends the majority of their time either playing foosball or ping pong. It's arguably one of the most vital skills you can leave higher education with, but it's important to keep improving yourself after graduation. And that's why this round ping pong table with a net that's free to spin is… » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

2001 Inspired This Table Supported By Toppling Monolith Dominos

How's your furniture budget for 2014 looking? Obscenely well-funded? If that's the case, you might want to seriously consider this eye-catching Megalith Table. Inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's iconic science fiction series, the table's glass top appears to be supported by a series of domino-like monoliths frozen in a… » 5/13/14 4:20pm 5/13/14 4:20pm

A Functional Cork Keeps This Coffee Table From Collapsing

If there are any Ikea engineers reading this post, please take note. Your system of using hex bolts and wrenches to assemble your flat-pack furniture is OK, but things would be a heck of a lot easier for everyone if all of your pieces were held together with giant wine corks. Clearly designer Hyeonil Jeong is onto… » 4/30/14 9:40am 4/30/14 9:40am