Stunning Table Layers Wood and Glass to Form Dramatic Ocean Depths

Bring some nautical wonder into your home with the Abyss Table, a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea, completing the table as a three-dimensional representation of a geological map. With the considerable price of 5,800 (nearly $10,000), the Abyss Table is as much a work of art as a functional piece of furniture.

Founder Christopher Duffy says, “I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer's factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers–the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth's sea bed. Like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth's crust to use as his personal ornament.”

Duffy London is known for creating innovative and quirky products that combine art and function. Examples of their creative furniture designs include a Little Red Riding Hood-inspired table with axe legs, a coffee table supported by floating balloons, and a playful swing table with hanging chairs.

Duffy London’s website
via [designboom]





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

Read Article


December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter