Star Trek Captain’s Chair on Ebay

Posted in Sci-Fi by Darrin Olson on March 3rd, 2014

Star Trek Captains Chair ReplicaNow, before you get too excited this chair is actually a replica of the original Star Trek’s Enterprise-D bridge captain chair. Apparently the original one was a little too worse for the wear and was recreated to go on tour to fan conventions with the rest of the set that makes up the Enterprise bridge.

The captain’s chair does have a list of celebrities that have sat in it since its creation including some Star Trek actors, Stan Lee and Weird Al. The chair is being sold because Huston Huddleston, the man who spearheaded the project to rebuild the Enterprise bridge, was not completely happy with some details of the chair’s creation and is having a new one built.

Still, you have a chance to get your own 98% correct Star Trek Enterprise captain’s chair replica on Ebay …

iPhone 4 coffee table

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

We’ve seen our share of coffee tables here at the ‘Brick, but this is the first giant iPhone 4 table we’ve seen. We don’t have many details, but obviously it lacks flash.

We do know that it’s a one of a kind custom piece, so you wont be able to get one unless you make it yourself. Then you too can kick off your crocs and put your bare feet beneath it, hopefully with no signal loss.

Sceptre entertainment centers are easy to build

Posted in Home,Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on August 17th, 2010

I once volunteered to build some of those desks that you have to construct out of all the little pieces of MDF and tons of screws and cam locks. I have also built my share of entertainment centers from the same stuff before. They are all a massive pain and take forever to finish.

Sceptre is a company we have talked about before and is best known for its cheap and cool LCD TVs and computer screens. Sceptre has announced that it will be getting into the entertainment center furniture business with a line of assembly required offerings needing no tools to build.

Crazy couch turns into a punching bag

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on May 3rd, 2010

Most of us have those days where we just feel like punching something. We have all felt that way before. A new couch design called the Champ for campeggi furniture is perfect for those days.

The couch has an articulating back rest that is round and can be stood upright to punch when the urge hits. The back is padded so you won’t hurt your arms or legs if you kick and hit the punching bag.

Steampunk All-in-one workstation

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2010

We’ve seen our share of Steampunk items, but few are as large as this Victorian Organ Command Desk. It took the creator about 6 months to complete, and it sure looks worth it, as there is a ton of detail. It looks like a full organ behind it all.

The whole setup offers 3 monitors, a printer, scanner, webcam, horn speakers, iPhone dock, card readers and a built-in clock. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne would love to sit there and write.

Coolest baby furniture ever for your geeklings

Posted in Furniture by Shane McGlaun on March 10th, 2010

I remember putting together the crib for my son. It took a while to get the thing put together and then I realized it wouldn’t roll through the door to his room after I built it in the living room. It seemed like only a few weeks later he needed a toddler bed and we were throwing the crib out.

If you have young geeks and you want some cool baby furniture that you can use for a while, Andesen furniture has a concept that is just for you. The Smart Kid furniture starts as a crib with drawers under and beside the bed to store things in.

iTables are giant iPod tables

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2010

Looking for something a little different to jazz up your living room? iTables ought to do just that. These iPod-shaped tables are designed by Italian artist Mirko Ginepro for Milan Design Week. iTables are all custom made to order.

Just like a real iPod there is even storage inside for books, magazines, whatever. Your guests will think you are making a real art statement if you lay out all of your Apple gear on the table.

Daily Shelter, a table that turns into a fort

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

Kids love to hide under tables. Problem is they don’t make great forts, since every side is exposed and the adults occasionally like to eat on it. The “Daily Shelter” by artist Ingrid Brandth is a dining-room table that kids will love.

It converts to a secret fort. First, it’s an ordinary table. But it can secretly turn into a shelter where kids can hide from scary ghosts or just use their imagination. Ask any kid, there’s nothing cooler than a fort. A table that turns into a fort? Pure awesomeness.

Boxetti transforming home theater: A big box of ugly

Posted in Home Theater by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

We love home theater systems. The large sound and movie experience is awesome. But it can be challenging setting up all of the speakers and the rest of it. The Boxetti Thrill might make things easier, keeping it all in one place. It’s a home theater cabinet from Lithuanian designer Rolands Landsbergs.

When not in use, it looks like an ugly piece of furniture, a washer maybe, but when it’s movie time, it opens up Transformers style to reveal a full home theater rig including speakers and a flat screen TV on a motorized lift. There’s even hidden storage area for your DVDs and Blu-Rays. Problem is it doesn’t get any less fugly.

Retro-tech Platinum table: Great idea, insane price

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2010

The Retro-tech Platinum table is a coffee table with a 22-inch monitor and a computer inside. The idea is that you hook the table up to your TV as a media center. Which is a pretty nifty idea. Especially for parties and get-togethers.

The problem is that it costs $4,850. You could do this yourself for hardly anything. It’s the sort of product that gets us all excited to put this in our livingroom and then sh*ts all over our carpet with it’s insane price. Oh well, someone will do a better version for far cheaper.

Stardust Multimedia Table with dual touchscreens

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2009

Stardust Multimedia Table with dual touchscreensHey look what just appeared from the future. Treecycled Furniture has unveiled the Stardust Multimedia Table which sports a few 15″ touchscreen LCD monitors from BenQ. It’s the kind of table that would be perfect on any Cylon starship.

The multimedia table also features an Accoustics amplifier and Fostex speakers, along with RGB LEDs in the middle section on top and on the legs. Like what you see? Me too, but it will forever remain in my future and never in my now due to the $14,726 price tag.

Modi Sofa is configurable

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2009

Modi Sofa is configurableAccording to my wife good furniture that fits your unique style and taste is hard to find. The Italian designed Modi Sofa may make things easier. Sort of like Lego, it allows for nearly infinite customization, using modules which you insert in the base to form different shapes and styles of sofas.

There are flat modules, back or arm rest modules, corner pieces, etc. They all fit neatly into the grid base. Finally, you can make your sofa how you want it. They even have a glass top to make an end table or coffee table if you like. Pretty neat. All furniture should be modular.

Pac-Man Coffee Table

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Pac-Man Coffee TableWhen you have a table as awesome as the Pac-Man Coffee Table, you better use coasters. Or else. This table is all kinds of awesome. It’s really a superbly detailed work of ingenious geek art.

Syd Bolton from Ontario, Canada contacted designer Erin McFadden, who took a plain coffee table and turned it into this. One of the coolest geek tables ever. Now why can we not buy this kind of furniture in stores? You just know that he goes ballistic when his friends don’t use coasters. And I don’t blame him.

Coin Bank, for vertical money saving

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2009

Coin Bank, for vertical money savingThis bank is like a game of Connect Four. Except, that you would need to connects thousands…Of coins. I won. Where? There, diagonally. Pretty sneaky sis! This bank stands on its own and is a piece of furniture all by itself. It’s called the Coin Bank and I can only guess that when it is emptied from the bottom, it’s like winning big in Vegas as the coins pile up around you.

The design is simple. Just two pieces of glass pressed together with pegs between. Just drop your change in on top and watch it fall. All of the coins stay in place until you unlock and empty it.

Leather chair hides your Billiards accessories

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2009

Leather chair hides your Billiards accessoriesDamn their hides. The rich have all the cool things. Like this leather chair that takes up a bunch of space and only seats one. That’s because the rest of the chair is devoted to hiding some of your other rich accessories, like your billiards stuff.

It helps keep your overpriced pad all neat and tidy. Who cares that it looks freakish and pompous and only seats one. If you want two people to be able to sit during a Billiards game, you’ll just buy two and store some more expensive stuff in the second one. Ahhh, it’s good to be rich and buy fugly things.