Ultimate Table Tennis: A 45K Neiman Marcus Holiday Fantasy Gift

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Neiman Marcus Table Tennis Table
Tree trimming, holiday parties, gathering with loved ones, the holiday season means different things to different people.  For us, it's the chance to ogle the over the top gifts found in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.  Those one percenters really know how to live. Last year, we profiled the $15,000 gingerbread house created by Dylan’s Candy Bar. For...

The $6400 Toilet A Royal Flush

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Numi Toilet by Kohler
The Numi toilet from Kohler has every feature you could ever want in a toilet and then some. Remote control operation and retractable bidet are just the beginning. Motion sensors at the floor-level react when you enter the room for hands-free opening and closing of the cover. Ambient lighting illuminates the toilet with a futuristic blue glow.  Built-in speakers allow you to play a selection...

Sporting Serious Wood: Etsy Find Friday

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Mixed Wood Guitar
This week's Etsy Find Friday features incredible hand crafted items made from wood.  From a carved iPhone case to a bed shaped like a pirate ship,  the wood working artisans over at Etsy have been busy little beavers.  Links and images after the jump.

The Octopus Chair: A Throne Fit For Cthulhu

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Octopus Chair: Side View
The Octopus Chair is the first piece from artist Maximo Riero's Animal Chair Collection. The collection promises to pay homage to a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. As Riero explains, "Each creation retains the animal's natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance.  It is an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty...

Shamrock Seating: The Lucky Charm Chair

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Lucky Charm Chair
  Crafted with crushed silk velvet and embellished with Italian mosaic tile, the Lucky Charm chair is part of an exotic collection of chairs and settees from Italian design house, SICIS.   Created by artist and designer Carla Tolomeo, this shamrock styled seat fuses sculpture and traditional Italian furniture making.

Tik Tok: 30 Amazingly Creative Modern Clocks

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Modern Cuckoo clock
The New Year is upon us, and with it brings drunken revelry, half-assed resolutions and the unavoidable acknowledgment of time passage.  While you may think wall clocks are so old school- what with everyone carrying the time on the ubiquitous cell phone, we've found 30 creative clocks are just too cool to ignore.

Lost In Sofa by DAISUKE MOTOGI

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Pin Cushion Chair
The Lost in Sofa by DAISUKE MOTOGI promises to hide your keys for you - what do you think? poll by twiigs.com Your opinion matters to us…vote or let us know what you think in the comments section.  To weigh in on other DesignCrave design polls, check out: 2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle The $1600 English Cracker The $15k Gingerbread House Bedazzled Safari...

The Cat's Meow: Kittypod Design

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Kittypod by Elizabeth Paige Smith
Kittypod - "modern organic", sculptural and sleek. Artist/designer Elizabeth Paige Smith creates contemporary furniture for the discerning feline (and their owner).

Strike Wall Clock: Fall Back in Style

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Strike Clock: Counter Evolution
Now that we've fallen back, and smugly gotten up "so much earlier" today, time to take stock of our timepieces.  Counter Evolution's "Strike" wall clock is a stylish, eco-friendly way to keep track of time. Part of the Buffalo Green Series, the Strike is constructed of  reclaimed heart pine bowling lane wood.

Flying High Design: Aviation Furniture

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B-747 Cowling Reception Desk
MotoArt designer Donovon Fell III combines his love of aviation and his background building themed entertainment structures to breathe new life into discarded vintage plane parts.  More than just conversation pieces (insert your own cockpit/mile-high club joke here), his unique designs afford you the opportunity to own a piece of aviation history.

Seating Worth Repeating: Reincarnated Chairs

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The Betsy
The creative minds over at Blugirlart.com believe in second chances.  Artist Suzanne Meyer-Pistorious rescues vintage chairs and gives them new lease on life by dressing them up in her hand-painted fabrics. These one of a kind creations blend the vibrant palettes and patterns of Meyer-Pistorious's original textiles with the classic lines of traditional seating.

Let Your Geek Flag Fly: Designed for Nerd Pride

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Math Geek Clock
Last night's midnight opening of The Social Network officially kicked off Geek Week here at Design Crave, and before you get too excited, festivities will begin and with this post. While facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have had to steal a company to impress chicks and prove geeks can be cool, lesser nerds can show their pride simply by furnishing and accessorizing with these...

Bespoke Design: Paul Smith Exaggerated Plaid

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Exaggerated Plaid
Leading British fashion designer Paul Smith knows just how to fuse eccentric details with superior craftsmanship.  This skill has made him a darling of the sartorial set and his light-hearted take on traditional tailoring smoothly transitioned him into a lifestyle brand powerhouse.   Smith’s ten-year long relationship with American textile company, Maharam Design Studio, has yielded a...

17 Strange and Interesting Beds

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Swan Bed
The bedroom has long been known as the place where "all the magic happens", at least according to Mtv Cribs.  With the bed itself the focal point of this said mystical space, it's no surprise that some bed designs go all out .  We've assembled a few over the top specimens for your enjoyment - and can only imagine what interesting bedfellows they manifest. Sweet Dreams!

Green Design: Furniture Fit For A Kingpin

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Table by counterEvolution
The first time Jim Malone used some scraps of old bowling alley wood to make a countertop, he felt an immediate connection with the materials. As Malone explains,  "I was struck by the beauty of the heartpine that lay beneath layers of dirt and polyurethane." Inspired by the history and richness of the wood, Malone created counterEvolution, a company that breathes life into old lanes.

18 Mad Men Inspired Design Ideas

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Mad Men Premieres Sunday at 10pm ET
The latest season of Mad Men is upon us, so people everywhere are standing a little taller, sucking in guts and trying to forget the era of 90s grunge ever existed.  If there's one thing Mad Men has accomplished, it's that this amazing show has encouraged us all to look in the mirror every now and then.  Maybe tuck in our shirts.  Straighten up the cushions.  And smoke cigarettes while...

Rock Me Gently: Private Cloud Bed

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Private Cloud Bed by Kloker - White
"Rock me gently, rock me slowly, I have never been loved like this before." - Andy Kim, 70s one-hit wonder. Designed by German brothers Michael and Manual Kloker, the Private Cloud bed takes the baby cradle concept and gives it adult size dimensions. The appeal of the Private Cloud rocking bed is pretty obvious; rocking is a soothing, fun and therapeutic activity.   Private Cloud rockers...

Say Hello to My Tacky Home: Scarface Inspired Home Decor

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"Who Put This Together?" Tub Art
There is no denying the overwhelming popularity of the movie Scarface.  Nearly 30 years after its original release the classic tale of capitalism, crime and creepy sexual tension between siblings continues to inspire a nation of dedicated fans.  Sure, most devotees can quote some of the more famous dialogue or boast ownership of both the “Anniversary Edition” and "Platinum Edition" DVD...

A Mushroom Ate My Furniture: Experience Asia Now

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Asia Now - Mushroom Ate My Furniture
Featuring the best contemporary design from 11 countries, Asia Now: Exploring Design Culture is a chance to experience the diversity, innovation and global import of rising design talent from all over Asia without leaving the U.S.  Curated by designboom, it's the feature exhibition at this year's Dwell on Design Conference. While Asia Now sometimes straddles...

Tension Bowl By Frank Cresencia

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Tension Bowl By Frank Cresencia
The last thing I need in my life is more tension, so I was a little worried when confronted with the Tension Bowl. Luckily it's not that kind of tension associated with designer Frank Cresencia's creative product. The charm of the bowl, dressed up in a curly walnut veneer, is in its assembly. The two modules hold their form in the same way a cardboard box stays closed. The overlapping...