It seemed weird at first, but I'm falling in love with this Nobo electric radiator. It's like an indoor campfire coffee table made with fire and ice.
The heat emanating from the "pit" is controlled by an iPod-esque touch wheel and a built-in projector adds to the ambiance by illuminating the glass logs with a video of flickering flames. Plus, the base gives you plenty of space for guests to place their drinks. Nobo is insanely expensive at $2,800, but you would be hard-pressed to find a living room centerpiece that has more going for it. [CL Designs via Born Rich]