thanks for shredding my paper, coffee table

by Grace Bonney

this clever little table has made the blog rounds a little already, but as i spent most of last night paying bills, licking envelopes, and getting my home office in order, i’m lamenting that i don’t own one of these papervore coffee tables.

i do my best to have as little paper pass in and out of my home as possible, but i inevitably end up with a large amount of crap-mail (stop sending me catalogs, athleta! i am the least active person i know). and when i pile it up to recycle every week, i wish i had already walked down to staples to buy a paper shredder. but how cool would it be if you didn’t have to hide an ugly shredder, but rather you could slide the paper through the top of your coffee table and store the colorful shreds below until they were ready for recycling? that’s the premise behind pigeontail design‘s papervore coffee table (albeit the shredding is done via a manual crank). i love the way the “trash” actually becomes a design element with this table- it’s such a clever idea. click here for more information or click “play” below to watch this crafty table in action. thanks, david!

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