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Coffee Table With Built-in Paper Shredder

So you have piles of bills you’re terrified to open. What’s theresponsible thing to do? Shred them in your coffee table, of course!

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So you have piles of bills you’re terrified to open. What’s theresponsible thing to do? Shred them in your coffee table, of course!

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Papervoreby Brooklyn’s Pigeontail Design is a coffee table and a paper shredderin one. It’ll eat pretty much anything you give it: magazines, tax forms, loan statements, whatever. Just stuff your mail into the tabletop, then turn the manual crank, and voila! Your utility bill’sreinvented as confetti. (Also useful for students who’ve exhausted the “dog-ate-my-homework” line.)

Here’s a video demonstration. Papervore’s especially hungry for junk mail. Look, it ate Dwell magazine!

Welove everything about the table, except for this: The dump bin is clear, so it puts yourscraps on stark display. Do you really want a coffee table that ends up looking like a hamster cage–much less one that reminds you accidentally tossed your gas bill? Here’s tohoping it comes in black.

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About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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