Office on the go

compact desk

I'm just going to say it. This thing right here costs $10,000. No joke. But here's some good news; shipping is free! And it should be. Here's why this funky find costs a small fortune, and why it'll be worth the splurge for some.

compact home office Designed by futuristic-style furniture fancier Michiel van der Kley, this white lacquered Baydour shell with aluminum base item (known as the Globus) is, when open, a comfy, compact workstation, and when closed, an eye-catching sculptural piece that's sure to get the conversation going. And thanks to the rotating seat and castors built into the bottom, this baby is fully flexible and functional. So, for instance, say you're penning the next Great American Novel and encounter writer's block, well, just move your mobile office around until your find an inspirational spot to settle into the seat (available in either fabric or leather) and get to work. Or, if you're just tight on space and are in need of a condensed, all-in-one place to sit, read, draw, eat, what have you, then this innovative design is certainly a smart and fun get. Let's face it, sometimes cool is costly.

-By Meghan Dockendorf, This Old House