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Rocking Stool Literally Rocks–Just Make Sure You Don’t Fall Off

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You’ve all heard about rocking chairs, but who’s ever heard of a rocking stool? James McBennett is hoping thousands of people from the world over will know (and maybe own) a rocking stool by the time his campaign on Kickstarter wraps up.

It’s basically a stool that rocks. The innovative design is minimalist and is a breeze to put together and take apart. According to the project page, you can do so in under a minute. There are also three kinds of rocking stools: the Hard Rock, the Soft Rock, and the Easy Rock. (On a side note, can I just say that I love how they named these stools?)

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It’s Not Your Screen, It’s the Furniture: Ferruccio Laviani’s Hand-Carved Glitchy Cabinet

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DON’T HIT THAT REFRESH BUTTON!

There’s nothing wrong with your screen, because that’s what the wooden storage unit pictured above is supposed to look like. This hand-carved cabinet of sorts is called the Good Vibrations Storage Unit and it was created by architect Ferruccio Laviani for the 2013 Furniture Exhibition. Even if you’re not into wooden furniture, you have to admit that it’s all sorts of impressive. What sets it apart is its glitchy design, which obviously required a high degree of skill and careful handiwork to pull off.

You can check out the entirety of Laviani’s glitchy creation after the break.

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Slot Sofa Should Have Been Called Tetris Sofa

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With someone with a hammer, everything looks like a nail, so we suppose it’s normal that having spent the best part of our lives gaming, Tetris was the first thing we thought of when we set eyes on the Slot Sofa. A handmade creation by Matthew Pawk, pictures of its existence first surfaced a year ago. But the Internet being what it is, they’re going viral again lately, and we’ve just noticed the item.

Slot is a dynamic furniture piece. The sofa system finds new value and diverse functionality by blending the sofa, coffee table, and ottoman. It utilizes the common constructional gaps found between the cushions of the sofa by converting them into tracks for which the table can slide in and out. When slotted, the table acts as a console. When freed, it acts as a coffee table. The magnetically retained sofa cushions always find and keep their optimal position either atop the table for an ottoman or below for a coffee table. Slot features traditional construction with textile upholstery and finished bent plywood

In the passing months the prototype doesn’t seem to have materialized into something you can purchase. So it’s nice to know it exists, but it sort of sucks we can’t buy it.

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Thermochromic Table Leaves Print Of Your Large Behind, If Only Temporarily

Proving that designers with a sense of humor still exist, the ‘Linger A Little Longer’ table by Jay Watson, from the UK, is likely to stir up a fair bit of conversation if purchased in the typically heavier-set US of A. It features a thermochromic finish that goes clear when heated, and exposes the wood underneath. As it cools back down, it becomes opaque once more. This means that whatever warm object you place on it will leave a temporary mark, whether that’s plates, your arms, hands or of course, butt. It’s intended as a conversation piece, and we think in that respect, it hits the mark. It’s also kind of expensive, clocking in at a hefty £1 541 (or roughly $2,500) excluding VAT. We don’t know if the VAT applies if you buy from outside the EU, but you’ll have to throw in an extra $500 or so if you have to end up paying that tax. That’s a lot of money for a table that’s likely to give you self-esteem issues. Still, if you want to look at more pictures of that table, or find out where to buy it, hit the jump.

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Because This Is The Bookcase You Deserve, But Not The One You Need Right Now

You need a practical bookcase, one that can efficiently serve as storage for the mountains of paperbacks that you refuse to throw once you’ve read them. You need to be able to order them alphabetically, for easy retrieval. You need to look at them in neat stacks. After all, you always get your ducks in a row. But you’re looking at this case, and you know you really want it. We want it too, even if the book mosaic within is making us anxious; unlike Lt. James Gordon’s easy decision to cast Batman as a villain, we’re a little torn.

The $283 price tag, however, and the relative emptiness of the bank account is making the point somewhat moot. Maybe not for you though, so hit the link at the bottom to order yours, if you’re so inclined. They’re made to order, and measure 22 x 32 inch / 56 x 82 cm.

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UP Table Looks Good, Is Expensive

You can have nice things. You’re just gonna have to pay a lot for them most of the time. If any of you watched the movie Up!, you probably enjoyed it: it was great! And the table you see here, from British designer Christopher Duffy, is inspired by that movie. If you’ll recall, that was the animation flick where this grumpy old man with a square face takes off to the skies by attaching his house to a bunch of balloons. So, yeah, the balloons…

Working with the illusion of levitation and buoyancy, the UP coffee table is a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression that a piece of glass is being suspended by small balloons.

Anyway, a cool looking, whimsical piece of furniture of which there are only 20 being made will set you back a cool £5,800, which is roughly $9,300 in Yankee money.

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Bookends No More With This Angled Shelf

We like functional design. That’s a design that looks cool, but does more than just look cool, like the Lean Bookshelf above. Featuring a modular set of stackable segments, the bookshelf requires no bookends since the books it holds are stacked at an angle; gravity takes care of keeping them upright, albeit not quite vertical. It’s a quirky design, one that we wouldn’t mind seeing in our living spaces. That’s of course because we still own dead tree books. You know the ones: they require no batteries! Yeah… those.

We don’t have pricing information on account of this being a South Korea design studio, Monocomplex, whose website appears to be down at the moment.

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The iRock Is An iPad Dock With Rocking Chair Built Around It

This is a rocking chair. We think people who like rocking chairs will dig it. Unlike a regular such piece of furniture though, this one has a few tricks up its sleeve. For one, it has an extendable boom which features an iDevice dock. Clearly an iPad would be more adapted to the intended use here, but an iPhone of iPod will work too. Once connected, you can playback amplified sound through both of the 25W speakers located on either side of the backrest. And better yet, a connected generator will make electricity with every rocking motion, recharging up to 35% of an iPad’s battery in one hour.

Of course a fancy pants rocking chair that doubles as a recharging iDevice doesn’t come cheap: you’ll pay $1,300 for the privilege of owning it.

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The Fibonacci Cabinet Tickles Our Math Bone

The Fibonacci Sequence or the Fibonacci Numbers are arguably one of the most significant series not just in mathematics, but also in the natural world. If you’re uninitiated, the series goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… Each successive number is arrived by adding the two preceding it. And it’s important because it surfaces time and time again in nature, such as in the “branching of trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke or an uncurling fern, and the arrangement of a pine cone.” The cabinet you see above is inspired by the Chinese medicine cabinet, only instead of having drawers all the same size, each of the seven drawers here is sized after a number in the sequence. Made of bamboo, each drawer is independent and the entire cabinet can be rearranged at will.

We love it.

We don’t know how much it is, but it apparently can be bought and is made to order. Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures and links.

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