We’re suckers for a unique and whimsical coffee table. Take the kitchy yet classic mermaid table, the “am I a tree or a table” coffee table, and who could forget Cosmo Kramer’s coffee table book about coffee tables.
But nothing in our years of coffee table appreciation prepared us for what we stumbled upon on our fave time suck Etsy.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Tape Volume 2 coffee table. Dude, it’s AMAZING. And it’s not just a regular old piece of wood to hold your beer and books. This piece of epic craftsmanship does even more. There’s a front shelf that’s hidden by a “magnetically clasped wooden tape-run,” as well as stainless steel cup holders (where the tape wheels would be) that light up! THEY LIGHT UP!
The peeps responsible for the coolest coffee table ever are a trio of brothers that go by the company name Taybles. The company was the idea of Taylor Calmus, an actor/artist in LA (you might have seen him in bit parts on The Middle, in bits on Jimmy Kimmel Live! or his YouTube channel Dude Dad). Taylor enlisted the help of his brothers Justin (an entertainment marketer) and Zach (a woodworker) and their line of cassette inspired coffee tables was born.
If you’re looking for other options besides the Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape, they have ’em from a Classic Cassette table to a Retro Cassette table all handcrafted in hardwood (starting at $1699). If that’s too rich for your blood, never fear! They have an upcoming line called the B-Side which they launched on Kickstarter, which will retail for $350. They’re also debuted a desk option currently priced at $250.
So if you’re in a retro (or Peter Quill) type mood, you’ve gotta get one of these. Perfect for those Guardians of the Galaxy movie nights amiright?
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