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Concept: Dog Bookstands

Concept: Dog Bookstands

These Dog Bookstands by Charles Kalpakian put the funk in shelving; we’re honestly not sure what to make of them, other than that we’d snap up a few of these puppies if they’re ever made.

Contemporary Arcade Table

Contemporary Arcade Table

There’s no shortage of arcade tables nowadays, but Surface Tension’s Contemporary Arcade Table raises the stakes with a modern design; they’ll even drop in your own gaming rig.

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nan16/plug Lamp

nan16/plug Lamp

Those of us with power plugs in short supply will find Sebastian Herkner’s nan16/plug lamp to be useful; each pendant lamp features a socket smack in the middle of the light.

Optime Strategies Table

Optime Strategies Table

More gear for your ultimate bachelor pad: the Optime Strategies Table is an updated version of the classic face-to-face arcade cabinet; you can also surf the internet and play MP3s with it.

Rio Chaise Lounge

Rio Chaise Lounge

There’s nothing like this $45k Rio Chaise Lounge to finish off that bachelor pad: designed in the 1970s, its bentwood frame and perforated cane seat still look plenty modern.

Strong Stuff Posters

Strong Stuff Posters

Tom Whalen’s cool, re-imagined movie posters have a B-movie look and are printed on 11×14 sheets; he does everything from Dracula and the Mummy to Star Wars and Transformers.

Website: MaoPost.com

Website: MaoPost.com

For that special commie in your life: MaoPost.com takes your photo and then hand paints it into your choice of 1,500 socialist propaganda posters; they’re real oil paintings on canvas.

Solo Lounge Table

Solo Lounge Table

The Solo Lounge Table adds function to the classic coffee table; it’s solar powered, and provides USB, 3-prong and lighter outlets. A bluetooth transmitter sends power info to your PC.

Concept: @Chair

Concept: @Chair

Australian designer Brodie Neill’s @Chair concept is like a moebius strip incarnated into modern furniture. Made with carbon fiber and chrome, it must be a real doozy to create.

Tokibot Clocks

Tokibot Clocks

The perfect gift for your robot overlord, Tokibots are solid metal alarm clocks, replete with bolts, springs and articulating limbs. Our top pick: TANK, who likes demolition derbies.

Powernap Chairs

Powernap Chairs

Ninna Helena’s Powernap Chairs look downright dangerous; they’re made with laser cut 1.5mm steel which is welded together; it’s padded with hard foam so you don’t impale yourself.

Embody Chair

Embody Chair

While we’re not sure it’s poised to become the next Aeron, Herman Miller’s Embody Chair is an ergonomic marvel with 56 flexors and 93 plastic “pixels” that mimic the spine.

Interplanetary Travel Posters

Interplanetary Travel Posters

This is the future we thought we’d have: Steve Thomas’ interplanetary travel posters have a fantastic retro look; we’re ready to pack our bags for Crimson Canyons of Mars.

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Pinel & Pinel I-Trunk

Pinel & Pinel I-Trunk

Luxury trunk designer Pinel & Pinel’s Movie Trunk is a cinemaphile’s dream, and includes a 26″ TV screen, DVD/CD player and a 1300 watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Poster: Height

Poster: Height

Laid out in logarithmic, Height is a hand-drawn poster by xkcd that puts everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Horsehead Nebula in perspective; it measures 28″ and will ship 10/15.

Artwork: ISO50

Artwork: ISO50

ISO50 is the brainchild of San Francisco-based artist Scott Hansen; his retro-themed artwork demonstrates a mastery of nostalgic colorways, yet remains quite contemporary.

Poufman Pacman Seats

Poufman Pacman Seats

Qayot’s Poufman seats are inspired by our favorite limbless arcade hero; Pacman never looked so trendy, with Italian-style two-toned elastic seat covers and polyurethane cushioning.

Starship Earth II Globe

Starship Earth II Globe

Crafted from museum-grade acrylic, the Starship Earth II Globe is a 3D atlas with 88 constellations and 1,100 naked-eye stars. It’s available in both a 16″ and 30″ versions.

Biomorph Maxo Desk

Biomorph Maxo Desk

Biomorph’s Maxo Desk is an ergonomic dream, with a height adjustable surface and tilting keyboard tray. At 91″, it can support 4-6 monitors for all your working gaming needs.

Skybar Wine System

Skybar Wine System

The Skybar Wine Preservation System is like a kegger for crushed grapes, with three independently chilled chambers, separate pouring spouts and vacuum tech to preserve freshness.

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Grand Utopia EM Speakers

Grand Utopia EM Speakers

What do beryllium tweeters and electromagnetic woofers mean? A sky high price tag–but Grande Utopia EM speakers feature an adjustable design to get that elusive sweet spot.

Stockinger x Bentley Safe

Stockinger x Bentley Safe

Need a home for your ridiculously expensive watch? Stockinger’s Continental and Arnage watch safes are the perfect place to store them, with built-in alarms and GPS trackers.

Manhattan Pool Table

Manhattan Pool Table

Brunswick Billiards’ Manhattan Pool Table is designed for the billiard elite, with Ebony or Mother Of Pearl sights, 1″ slate and stainless steel legs. Available in both 9 ft and 8 ft. sizes.

OneLessDesk

OneLessDesk

Heckler Design’s OneLessDesk is actually two desks in one; a lower deck can serve as a keyboard tray or secondary desk, but slides away under the upper deck when not in use.

Freedom Grill FG-900

Freedom Grill FG-900

With football season in full-swing, the Freedom Grill FG-900 is the perfect way to “cook” things off–this tow-behind trailer sports six burners with 99,000 BTU and two insulated storage bins.

CT-15 Multi-Square

CT-15 Multi-Square

Like a swiss army knife for woodworkers, the CT-15 Multi-Square has one regular and two dovetail saddle squares and a cam lock sliding t-bevel; just fold it away when not in use.

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