Cool New Design Stuff

Multitasking....a cool new table designed by Chi Wing Lo for Giorgetti has removable center inserts in wood and brass that hold candles, flowers, desk accessories or anything else you can dream up. Shown in walnut, but it also comes in fiddleback sycamore, which I've never seen but sure sounds gorgeous. Available in Dallas at Scott + Cooner.

Hearth Art produces stunning fireplace accessories by hand at their workshops in Texas and Arkansas. They're made from iron, copper, and bronze, and detailed with exotic woods, pearls, shell, horn, bone, minerals and gemstones. Available in Dallas at Culp Associates.

Table lights by Foscarini, available at Lights Fantastic and Scott + Cooner. The light glows from underneath, bouncing off the white plastic from within. These are cool, but I hate wires. I'm still waiting for someone, anyone, to create a cord-free lamp. Can you imagine how much cooler they might be if they were wireless? How close are we, MIT?