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Light up your room like a lightsaber with these minimalist LED floor lamps


Don't make light of this deal on an awesome LED lamp.
This minimalist LED lamp changes how your home feels.
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Lighting is one of the most important design features for making your home feel right for you.

Want to switch things up? You can control the lighting in your home without sacrificing any space by adding a few of Lamp Depot’s Minimalist LED Corner Floor Lamps to your rooms.

How to stop your HomePod marking your fancy furniture


HomePod doily
Lace doilies -- no longer just for pot plants and figurines.
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Did you know that setting modern materials like silicone down onto traditional furniture finishes like oil and wax, or lacquer, could leave a mark? Judging by the insane clamor on the internet, roughly half of the planet has just discovered this fact, and is blaming it on Apple.

Those HomePod ring marks are a result of the oils in the finish of the furniture being sucked into the silicon base of the HomePod. The good news is the fix is easy, but if you’d listened to your grandmother, you never would have had this problem in the first place.

HomePod leaves ugly white rings on wood tables


Apple HomePod smart speaker Listening History
Think twice before leaving HomePod on your wood table.
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HomePods are already making their mark in new homes across the country — but not in a good way.

Apple customers started noticing that HomePod can damage wood furniture by leaving a white ring after resting on a table for just a few minutes or days.

Ex-Apple engineer wants you to think different about furniture


Campaign chair
This may be the iPhone of furniture.
Photo: Campaign

Here’s good news for anyone who has had to carry a heavy couch up or down several flights of stairs and/or through narrow doorways: You can now pre-order a sofa that will fit into easily portable boxes.

This is Campaign furniture, and the company’s head is Brad Sewell, a former supply base engineer for Apple who worked with the iPod and iPhone manufacturing design team and clearly picked up a few tips while he was there. And right away, the company is taking on the big names in affordable home furniture.

You’d be crazy not to buy Chinese furniture from OK Go


The boys are back...in a Chinese commercial. Photo: OK Go/Red Maccaline
The boys are back...in a Chinese commercial. Photo: OK Go/Red Maccaline

Rock band OK Go contains some incredibly talented folks. Their crazy-creative videos keep us dancing and guessing “how did they do that?” while they make iOS games and manage a successful touring and record-making career along the way.

Now the foursome is advertising for Red Star Macalline, a Chinese furniture company, with an advertisement using their hit song “I Won’t Let You Down,” including a video shot in China itself, as well as a remix of the tune for the ad.

Check it out below, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Chair dancing will probably ensue (if you’re sitting down).

Nomad Tablet Table



I still type on my iPad, despite the gorilla-arm troubles that sent me back to the Mac for most of my work (I’m typing this post on an iPad Mini with a Logitech Easy Switch keyboard). But if I was still committed to the iPad-only working life, I’d be taking a long look at the Nomad Tablet Table.

$6,000 Walnut Desk With Clever Dual-Opening Drawers



You know what? I’ve never looked at my desk and thought “I really wish that I could open two drawers at the same time, and yet still have easy access to the bottom one.” That’s not to say the Cartesia Desk is a bad idea. Rather, it shows my lack of imagination. The only thing I think of when I look at my desk is “where the hell am I going to put all my junk while I use the ironing board to actually iron some clothes.”

iRock, The iPad-Charging Rocking Chair





Just when you thought an iPhone or iPad dock had been built into every possible household object, here comes the iRocking Chair. In looks, it's a pretty traditional rocker, but it has some surprises built in. Not least is the fact that it can charge an iPad 3.

Designer Announces Steve Jobs Tribute Desk, Gives Percentage Of Proceeds To Cancer Research


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Kyle Buckner has been inspired by Steve Jobs his whole life, ultimately choosing a career in design due to the Apple founder’s influence.

Today, he announced a new tribute piece in honor of the first anniversary of Jobs’ passing: a specially designed desk, available in two colors from his website. The desks are a labor of love from Buckner that include a special Steve Jobs logo, designed specifically for this project. The result is a piece of furniture that’s both functional and beautiful, much like the product designs Buckner’s hero was a lifelong advocate for.

The desks are selling fro $999.99 apiece, with a portion of the proceeds going to The American Cancer Society. We took a few minutes to chat with Buckner via email.