Capstan Table – Way Too Cool!

Capstan TableI have no idea how much these go for (I suspect a pretty penny), but what briliant geometric implementation. Watch the videos and check them out. Double the seating capacity just by spinning the tabletop…DB Fletcher Furniture Design.

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Respect for Pages

Here’s a thought provoking piece of technology in action…bookscan.gifbut what is particularly intriguing is that it is replicating the human action of turning pages “so as to avoid having to damage the binding.” It of course begs the question over how user-defined the nature of the printed media is, but certainly represents a wonderful adaptation of machine to the task at hand. Click the photo to go to the manufacturer’s site – there a really cool animated gif of the machine actually reading a book. A task it accomplishes at the rate of 2,400 pages per hour.