iPhone coffee table, complete with app coasters


This is the rather beautiful iPhone coffee table. Three facts that might surprise you – firstly, it’s made entirely out of cardboard. No poncy wood here. Secondly, you can swap the Apps around, and when you pull one out of its space, it acts nicely as a coaster. Last of all, there’s unfortunately no tutorial to build your own. That’s a shame. It’d fit in brilliantly on Thingiverse.

iLounge (via Bornrich)

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