Our surroundings can make us feel at peace, settled, especially during unsettling times. And these are unsettling times by any measure, with lots of disagreement about what the future should look like. Not a bad time to remember fondly what the past looked like — and if you have to “make America great again” you can always do it the inoffensive, harmless way. Take an actual moment when America was doing something really great — like embracing the architecturally triumphant mid-century modern style. Then just put that in your living room.
It’ll make you feel better. The mid-century modern look has become highly desirable with many of the vintage pieces now far more expensive than they were when first created. But this coffee table by Tvilum — a sleek, airy two-tone design built of white oak — is an inexpensive and authentically considered retro recreation. It’s not unique — Tvilum makes and “sells 8 million items of furniture” each year around the world. But this sharp-looking table will stand up and offer structure during rapidly changing times. Its feng shui rating is off the charts. The Tvilum table — full name: Tvilum Diana Coffee Table in White Oak — is currently being featured as one of the “most interesting finds” on Amazon, where it’s priced at $120.