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Kat Dennings is Through With Your Bullshit

One Paid Girl: That Kat Denning seems like a cool lady. [GQ]

Nailing It Down: A how-to post giving you the tools you need to build your own dinner table by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Not too shabby. [Art of Manliness]

It’s 6:30 Somewhere: A thoughtful, well-reasoned case for drinking on the job. You’ll want to forward this to your boss. [KegWorks]

Gentlemen of the Cloth: Thom Sweeney makes a hell of a suit. Learn the name, gentlemen. [Clothes Before Hoes]

Under the Table

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We love the futuristic look as much as the next guy—probably a good deal more, actually—but we have to draw the line. And we draw it at a substance called acrylic, also known as plexiglass.

This table from Spectrum West is probably astonishingly easy to clean, but at some point you’re going to want to own something that doesn’t smell like Windex. It’s great if you’re making a movie about a dystopic future, but anyone who has it in their living room is probably way too intense to interact with.

Also, it costs $3000.

Twisted Metal

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Industrial squalor has been gaining a lot of credence as a look lately, so we thought we’d dig up some matching furniture.

These steel tables come from the welders at 22nd Century Compositions, operating out of Cleveland, where we imagine there’s plenty of distressed metal to draw inspiration from.

As usual, the master strokes are in the materials. While the outer shell is stained steel, the drawers are fashioned from more brittle tin, giving the piece a subtle bit of contrast.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can pick it up at Cleveland Art, but otherwise you may have to resort to shipping.

Don’t worry. It’s not fragile. Just make sure you’ve had your tetanus shots.

A few more angles and an address»

On the Table

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People tend not to talk about it outside of design school, but there’s a symmetry between the way things look and the way we use them. Some chairs want you to relax, but others want you to pay attention. Some tables look like they want coffee cups but others want laptops.

This one, on the other hand, looks like it’s ready to design a skyscraper for you. We haven’t been much impressed by Muji, but after this, we’re coming around.

Darjeeling Limited Edition

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A table is a fairly simple object—often just a board with legs—so it’s nice when the parts have a story to them. This Darjeeling Table from CB2 takes the current yen for reclaimed wood a few steps farther, sourcing its saal wood from Indian railroad cars. (Yes, Mr. Anderson, the same as in the movie.)

Combining vintage materials with modern construction is a good idea, and only a few pull it off this well. Here’s hoping they don’t run out of railroad cars.

Via Better Living Through Design

A closer look at the surface»