It's a fixture that's more A.I. than Archnophobia. Large shadows cast by the Spider's colored bulb and stainless steel "legs" are dramatic but—fear not—quite harmless.
We've long been fans of gabions—those rock filled cages usually used for civil engineering purposes. They've made their way into high-design buildings (thanks, Herzog + de Meuron) and now they've become part of furniture design thanks to Britain's Benjamin Hubert. He introduced this table—which boasts an ash top and granite ballast to keep it stable—at the 2011 London Design Festival, and it couldn't have come a moment sooner.
Your unique organizational tendencies need not be bound by staid filing cabinets or standard drawers; WIS Design's Collect chest allows for knick-knacks of all shapes and sizes to be stored within its wood compartments. The series comes in a taller version, too, or with the fronts finished in various shades of paint.