Concord Round Coffee Table
by Anna Yu
Sometimes, you never know when a serious case of design inspiration will hit you. Umbra Design Director Matt Carr is a great example of finding inspiration in an unlikely way. He found two vintage coffee tables, sawed them in half and stacked them on top of each other to make a bookshelf for his home. Luckily for us, we don't have to break out the band saw and carve through grandma's antique furniture to get the same look. (Well, you technically could, but the thought of possibly losing a limb is too terrifying). The Biblioteca Bookshelf reminds me a bit of something Salvador Dali would like. Though it is whimsical, it definitely has its uses. Now all your fashion books, guilty pleasure novels, and other knickknacks can all live in one place! Price: $520Who Found It: facadeindreams was first to add the Umbra Biblioteca Bookshelf to the Hive.
by Anna Yu
Under all the newspapers, magazines, books and junk mail, I know there's a coffee table somewhere. But with all the water rings and chips, maybe it's better off hidden under paper, or maybe I should start looking for a replacement I'd be proud to show off! Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes depending on the size of the room and needs of the user. They can offer lots of storage or just act as a surface for your drinks and a place to prop up your feet! They also come at various price points from less than $200 to $12,000 (we can always dream, can't we?). With all the summer entertaining going on, now's the perfect time to upgrade from that poorly self-assembled Ikea find or worse, milk crates. Just remember to use a coaster to maintain the longevity of your coffee table. Take a look at my slideshow for coffee tables straight from the Hive!