If you are a fan of bubbles or colorful balloons, here is a playful table to meet your hidden hobbies. The UP coffee table was designed by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London and is guaranteed to add a bit of “crazy” to conventional modern interiors. Built from toughened Glass, metal resin composite and toughened steel rods, the table is not just pretty and frisky, but also strong and durable.
Here is more from the designer: “Working with the illusion of levitation, flotation 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 helium balloons. This table is a limited edition of twenty, hand made by the finest artisan craftsmen in the UK, designed without compromise to manufacturing processes, and extremely time consuming to create, hence they are a teensy-weensy bit expensive“. The unusual table is available in a variety of bespoke finishes and sizes. How do you find its playful design?
Hobbyists often have lots of stuff that require lots of storage room that’s easy to access and keep tidy. Whether it’s sewing, crafting, gardening, or something else — organization is key, and an armoire can really be the perfect solution for it. You might be surprised to find how versatile armoires can be to use in place of other pieces of furniture. Check out this desk from Apartment Therapy! Put it out of sight by closing the doors when you’re all done working. If you’re expecting, an armoire can be a clever use of a changing table. And when baby is all grown up, you’ll have the opportunity to find another use for your armoire. An old armoire works just as well as a regular bookcase — if not better for the unique look you get. Check out how these home owners replaced the glass doors with netting to show off their book collection.
You can never have enough storage in the kitchen. If you lack cabinet space but have just enough room along an area of a wall, an armoire can serve as a wonderful pantry. Check out this great example from Decoholic. Alternatively, you could use the same idea as above, but for coffee instead. Ever Evolving Life 4-5 shows the complete transformation this armoire went through to become a cute little coffee bar.