Furniture

Abacus Chair

Discontinued

"Dare to adorn your suit with flowers and then laugh all summer!" I'm not sure what that piece of advice has to do with an abacus chair...or that listening to it won't get you beat up immediately...but it stands as Ieva...

Transforming Coffee Table

$1,310 from Duffy London »

If I ever happen to move out of my mama's house, I doubt it will be into anything larger than a 400-square-foot studio apartment, so this transforming coffee-to-dining table from Duffy London would be the perfect addition...

Castle Murphy Bed

$4,500 from Etsy »

If I could ever afford to spend thousands of dollars on a custom-built castle whose drawbridge doubles as a Murphy bed, do you think I would buy it for my kid? Absolutely not. Partly because that fantastical fortress...

Giant Bean Bag Sofa

$197.40 from Amazon »

Appropriately, this giant, 7' bean bag sofa is called the Fuf. In honor of all the people who are going to Fuf on it. In comfort, no less. The Fuf replaces the traditional foam balls of 1970s bean bag creations with patented...

Ice Cream Sandwich Bench

$950 from Jellio »

To quote Freddie Mercury, "Is this real life? Or is it just fantasy?" Let's see...well, according to the $950 subtotal in my Jellio shopping cart, it is real life. Oh boy! Real life now has furniture that looks like ice...

Skull Armchair

By: Harow »

Another supervillain yahtzee! This black skull armchair was the one prop missing from my master plan to raise an army of babies and eliminate all cats and bike lanes from my township! The only downside is that it does...

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Inflatable Pull-Out Sofa

$50 from Amazon »

Oh man, talk about livin' large on the cheap. I think I just found my second favorite application of the term bouncy, bouncy. Intex has fitted its inflatable pull-out sofa with a 76", queen-sized width, a set of cushions...

Bodice Rocker - Pop-Up Lounger

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down, and Bodice Rockers fall down but they get right back up and stand just as tall as they did before. So I guess they're more similar to Rocky Balboa than Weebles. But they're not...

Float Levitating Table

$10k - $20k from Rock Paper Robot »

Oh holy balls, it's a Rubik's Cube with the structural integrity of a marshmallow. In laymen's terms. In technical terms, the Float table is "a matrix of 'magnetized' wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another."...

DNA Bookcase

It's the double helix of your literary life. And remember, there's a 50/50 chance its contents will get passed down to your kids, so maybe try filling it with something other than comic books, porn, and smooth jazz, 'ey?...

Buckel Up Belted Futon/Chair

Sold Out from Amazon »

Guess what happens when the Buckel Up's belt comes off. Well, I'll tell you this much: it's somewhere between as awesome as gettin' it on and as awful as gettin' it thrashed across your backside. (Note: for the masochists...

Octopus Couch

$71,633 from Switch Modern »

Really this couch is called the Aster Papposus Sofa, but who knows what the hell an aster papposus is? I can't even pronounce those words together, and have just resorted to reading them as Snuffleupagus. To whom the...

Le Beanock - Bean Bag Hammock

$316.68 - $641.48 from Le Beanock »

I wholeheartedly support Le Beanock, and any installation whose defining attributes are comfort, relaxation, the eschewal of productivity, and swinging to and fro in a way reminiscent of my infancy, when I snoozed in...

VW Camper Bunk Bed

$1,250 - $3,125 from Fun Furniture Collection »

Just in time for you to go to Burning Man and your offspring to stay home with a DIY heap of plywood and PDF instructions as a consolation prize: The VW Camper Bunk Bed! Its double stack of single mattress frames come...

Rocker Cradle

$15k from Scott Morrison »

Since wood craftsman Scott Morrison both takes pride in the quality of his work and operates as a one-man show, his design award-winning Rocker Cradle will be cost prohibitive for the vast majority of its admirers. However...

Arcade & PC Coffee Tables

$3,065 - $6,131 from Surface Tension »

Previously we witnessed the introduction of fine craftsman furniture to the old school Nintendo controller. Now we see tastefully worked walnut and oak incorporated into full-on coffee table arcades and PCs. Surface Tension...

Strung Stool

Discontinued

In terms of my skills with a drill, a hammer, a screwdriver, or any item commonly found in the toolboxes of men who own toolboxes, I'd describe myself as a hit or miss. But leaning more towards miss. With resultant blood...

Portal Couch

Discontinued

One thing I do every night is fall asleep on my couch watching TV. Usually I wake up around 1:30 a.m. and consider the option of relocating to my bed, but I think the last time I actually did this was November of 2010....

Viking Hammock

The Viking Hammock is one of many pieces of furniture Norse gods and warriors use to bed their wenches. They manage pretty well with it because the Scandinavians are a seafaring people and therefore not prone to motion...

Steampunk Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

$3k from Etsy »

The steampunk Nintendo controller coffee table isn't fully-functional like other versions of Charles Lushear's take on the iconic gaming system, but on the bright side, this means it is less likely to get broken during...

Transformable Table

$2,460 from The D* Haus »

Taking a page out of Prince's book during Prince's Unpronounceable Symbolic Moniker years, this transformable coffee table calls itself D*. D'Asterisk? Dusterisk? Well if you rotate it 90 degrees clockwise it kind of...

Batman Tables

The glass-half-full perspective would admire and appreciate Charles Lushear's new collection of Batman tables as the tasteful approach to geekery that they are. The glass-half-empty perspective would hiss and gripe at...

Big Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag

$275 from Etsy »

Although this grizzly bear won't tote you around on his back and serve as your mystical forest companion, chances are he also won't eat you when you plop down on or dive bomb him while he slumbers. Because this is a Big...

Robot Bookshelf

$1,649 from Switch Modern »

Kids, geeks, and lonely female cyborgs, I believe this robot bookshelf may pique your interest. Though not fitted with any mechanical parts, ATLAS still manages to demonstrate respectable robot handiness and wisdom with...

Chameleon Lounger

$5,500 from Opulent Items »

Check out the Optimus Prime of seating designs. Though slightly less cool than the balls lounger, Francesca Donati's chameleon lounger still looks way more comfortable and relaxing than my hangover. Whoa, non sequitur....

Fiddle Rocker

Discontinued

Thomas Orner turned the best musical instrument ever into the best pastime ever: Fiddle, meet Sitting in a Rocking Chair. The Fiddle Rocker No.3 (which both indicates predecessors No. 1 and No. 2 and falls in line with...

Sleeping Bag Sofa

I've slept on my sofa for the past 2-1/2 years. I've even slept in my sleeping bag on my sofa. But until now the two were not a happy combination, as the outsides of sleeping bags are slippery, and the heights of sofas...

Fletcher Capstan - World's Coolest Expandable Table

World's. Coolest. Not an understatement. Take 10 seconds to watch the Fletcher Capstan expandable table video, and the rest of the day off work to recover from your blown mind. Or maybe you'll disagree that the mesmerizing...

HiCan - The Never Leave Your Bed Bed

$55k from hi can »

Italian in both slick aesthetics and siesta-time concept, I exaggerate not when I say the HiCan high fidelity canopy bed will persuade its occupants never to leave its ultra-modern, four-poster confines. HiCan designer...

Cable Knit Armchair Slipcover

$690 from Etsy »

Hmmm, ummm, just...hmmm. A cable knit slipcover, huh? I guess on the one hand it looks cozy, but on the other it looks...itchy. Also like if you sit on it for more than 5 minutes you're going to have that diamond and...

Suzak Indoor/Outdoor Lounger

$399.99 from QSTO »

With only 6 days remaining in its Kickstarter campaign, and less than 25% of its $25,000 funding goal achieved, it doesn't seem that the Suzak chair will find success in its run for public funding, but I hope creators...

Antler Chair

$4,300 from aha life »

Someone should hire Self-Regenerative Wax Lamp and Antler Chair creator, Merve Kahraman, to design the next Olympics Opening Ceremonies or, like, my living room. Her brain is a giant KFC bucket of ideas. All of them at...

The Dark Knight Bookshelves

Sold Out from Etsy »

Bring the Nolanverse to your living room with a set of Dark Knight bookshelves. Made to order. Just beam your Bat-Signal into the sky and designer Fahmi Sani will get to work erecting a set of webbed-winged night stalkers...

Glowing Full Moon Cabinet

First and foremost, designer Sotirios Papadopoulos' Full Moon Cabinet ships with an accompanying CD of music custom-compiled to reflect its aura. Never mind that the lunar credenza is also coated with Eco Light Inside...

The Balls Lounger

$7,950 from Animi Causa »

Though I am not a tennis fan, given that the opening line of Animi Causa's product copy for their balls lounger is, "The Feel Deluxe is made of 120 soft and extremely pleasant balls," I am very happy that it's the tennis...

Floppy Disk Table

$960 from Floppy Table »

Cool: A hot-rolled and stainless steel table fashioned to look like a floppy disk. Cooler: The metal guard plate on it slides back to reveal a secret storage space. Holy crap. I am nearing giddiness watching the GIF on...

Cocoon 1 - Bubble Abode

$2,990 from Pjadad »

The Cocoon 1 is for that sort of selfish kind of privacy people seek. The kind that means no one can bother or make any demands of them, but they can still watch and hear and pass judgment on what's going on with everyone...

Zero Day Bed

"Simplicity is resolved complexity." So says architect, designer, sculptor, and creator of the Zero Day Bed, Jorge Goval. The indoor-outdoor lounger and sleeper subscribes to nature's tropism phenomenon--the adaptive...

Floating Tablecloth

It seems that until the rest of us figure out how to consistently conquer and defy gravity like David Blaine, floating objects will enjoy a comfortable niche in the market of cool crap. Floating mugs, <a href="/household/lighting/floating...

Liquid Lava Tabletops

$850 - $1,750 from Opulent Items »

Lamps and nightlights no longer have the corner on the lava market. Jockimio's Liquid Lava Tabletops comprise two sheets of polycarbonate sandwiching pleasingly vivid hues of liquid that swirl and lumber to the touch...

The Hanging Bed

Discontinued

I'm not easily impressed--well, unless a double muscled Belgian blue bull is involved--but the first words that come to mind as I check out Ben Riddering's Hanging Beds are "whoa," "dude," and "impressive." I especially...

Privacy Pop Bed Tent

$104.99 - $149.99 from Amazon »

It's about that time of year. The time that anyone with a new roommate starts to assess exactly how he or she feels about said roommate. Best bud, mortal enemy, tolerable nuisance, unfortunate insertion into the human...

The Talking Periodic Table of Swearing

$81,065 from Firebox.com »

Interdisciplinary exercises combine two or more distinct areas of study, and present them as one cohesive whole. In a world-class display of interdisciplinary art, The Talking Periodic Table of Swearing endeavors to entwine...

Swing Table

$7,700 - $14,600 from Duffy London »

Sneaky employers. They'll try anything to make us think board meetings are fun. At least maybe with a Swing Table I could do a few passes and then feign motion sickness for an excuse to leave. Designer Duffy London mentions...

Backpack Sofa

$2,060 from Singulier »

Backpacking season is drawing to a close, but here's a ray of sunshine to keep you fueled through the harsh winter: Eastpak's Backpack Sofa, a rigid polyurethane foam and cordura concoction that promises to replicate...

Him & Her Chairs

$340 from Singulier »

All of their marketing literature stresses that the Him & Her Chairs are derivations of a curvy, seating-sculpture hybrid called the Vernor Panton Chair, but to me they look more like derivations of naked people. A Fabio...

Cloud Levitating Sofa

Though only a concept product--and one that debuted a few years ago--the Cloud Levitating Sofa remains maybe the coolest idea for and aesthetic execution of a couch ever. So I was thinking maybe one of you entrepreneurial...

Villain Chair

$7,146 from Firebox.com »

Being a villain isn't cheap. So, like most actors, rock stars, and former Presidents, villains raise funds for the administration of havoc and execution of attempts to rule the world by selling out. The Villain Chair...