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May 24, 2005 9:47 AM   Subscribe

iPod Coffee Table created by a Toronto design student
posted by haasim (30 comments total)

 
Please...make it stop!
posted by jonmc at 9:52 AM on May 24, 2005


wow.

plus:

looks like the real thing.

good conversation peice.


minus:

I will trip and die over those earphones.
posted by Parannoyed at 9:55 AM on May 24, 2005


The Earphones as feet was the wrong decision, throws the whole thing out of whack. Would have been better to use the white heaphone jack lead into an Earphone looking table lamp over the table.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:57 AM on May 24, 2005


He should buy some PSPs to use as coasters.
posted by fungible at 10:07 AM on May 24, 2005


He should buy some PSPs to use as coasters.

....since that's pretty much all they're good for, but that's another discussion all together.
posted by haasim at 10:11 AM on May 24, 2005


If it doesn't actually work as a 50 terrabyte iPod then I just don't see the point.

He could have at least embedded an LCD screen in the table top.

And the earphone feet distract from the rest of it, points for extra creativity though.
posted by fenriq at 10:12 AM on May 24, 2005


Yeah, those earphone feet are bad design. Why would anyone want a table whose legs add more than a foot to the length?
posted by me3dia at 10:12 AM on May 24, 2005


Bah. I want an iPod that looks like a chainsaw.
posted by liam at 10:14 AM on May 24, 2005


Designs are best when they remind me of products I like.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:15 AM on May 24, 2005


The iPod design clearly doesn't scale. I'm going to short Apple stock.
posted by mullacc at 10:16 AM on May 24, 2005


Would be cooler if it was functional.
posted by ori at 10:19 AM on May 24, 2005


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posted by tomplus2 at 10:28 AM on May 24, 2005


In order to build a functioning computer-based coffee table, you need to build a Java Platform.

*Cue muted trombone: Waaaaah Waaah*
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:29 AM on May 24, 2005


Brilliantly original design!! Almost as good as MY design for an iPod paperweight!
posted by MaxVonCretin at 10:29 AM on May 24, 2005


Earbud feet - bad.
Lack of clickwheel that doubles as lazy susan - unforgiveable.
posted by prostyle at 11:03 AM on May 24, 2005


I'm in with the rest of the folks saying "if it doesn't work, what's the point?"
posted by Bugbread at 11:11 AM on May 24, 2005


an LCD screen in the table top

clickwheel that doubles as lazy susan

That's it, before I ever start a creative decorating project, I'll run it through AskMeFi.
posted by NickDouglas at 11:13 AM on May 24, 2005


I use a Mac. I love Macs - they're beautiful and functional and intuitive to use. I'll never switch to PC.
But I still hate the cult of the iPod, especially when it takes egregiously dopey forms like this.
posted by Dr. Wu at 11:14 AM on May 24, 2005


Is it me or does it look like it's waiting to get mounted by itunes or something?
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:46 AM on May 24, 2005


Archeologists of the future are going to believe we actually worshipped the things.

Wait! Some of you actually do!
posted by sourwookie at 11:48 AM on May 24, 2005


I saw a bit of documentary on Star Trek fan(atic)s yesterday. When's the documentary about Apple fan(atic)s coming out?
posted by juiceCake at 11:48 AM on May 24, 2005


Man, I hate the word "earbud" so bad.
posted by Specklet at 12:03 PM on May 24, 2005


an LCD screen in the table top

like that ?

posted by McSly at 12:08 PM on May 24, 2005


I'm going to design a McDonald's french fry container toilet.
posted by mildred-pitt at 12:08 PM on May 24, 2005


I like antique mission oak furniture.
posted by sciurus at 12:13 PM on May 24, 2005


OK. I do use a PC. However, I love iPods and I'm thinking about getting a Mac. Just wanted to point out that I am not displaying any anti-Mac bias when I say this: that is one ugly coffee table.

Lack of clickwheel that doubles as lazy susan - unforgiveable

See now, that would have made the ugly bearable.
posted by LeeJay at 1:22 PM on May 24, 2005


McSly, that is a nice job but I've gotta say, the white Mr. T in the last picture should have won the costume contest.
posted by fenriq at 1:58 PM on May 24, 2005


1. "if it doesn't work, what's the point?" Exactly. At least if you could plug your own ipod into built in speakers...
2. A rounded over top edge on a coffee table is a disaster waiting to happen.
3. People will trip over the legs, spilling everything on the table.
4. What conceptual relationship does an ipod have with a coffee table anyway?

That said, I bet he could sell a truck load of these things.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:20 PM on May 24, 2005


Nice thought, but MAN is that ugly!!
posted by Eekacat at 3:50 PM on May 24, 2005


How in the hell are you supposed to fit that in your pocket?
posted by loquacious at 9:27 PM on May 24, 2005


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