Good furniture can act like a friend, from the cushy couch cushions that support you to the collapsible table that stops you from embarrassing yourself by dancing on it. Acquire inanimate intimates with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward contemporary furniture online from Boom Design.
Founded 17 years ago, Boom Design manufactures functional, contemporary furnishings for homes and offices in 38 countries. Armchair climatologists can stash back issues of Popular Meteorology in a W magazine holder's lucite curves ($45), while a stacking wine rack houses eight bottles of chardonnay or provides a mini-capsule hotel for eight tiny fairy guests ($42).
Curious customers can run fingers across a set of two nesting tables ($125) or bury bare toes in a handmade New Zealand wool rug's thick, knobby pile to understand what it feels like to get a foot massage from a muppet ($19/sq. ft.).
Boom Design's innovative designs have been widely featured in the press.