We're big fans of furniture that somehow incorporates organic material, and the Play Ground, Play Table from Korean designer Jin-Woog Koo takes the idea a step further: The table's compartments contain not only living plants, but fish as well!
We spotted the table on the fabulous MoCoLoco, but it comes from Jin-Woog Koo's Seoul-based design collective, Nothing Design Group. Evidently the table, which comes in a coffee table size or a taller desk, can include planter compartments and aquarium compartments along with the usual drawers for storage.
An acrylic plate can be moved along the top of the table to create a functional work surface. A built-in system of ball bearings allows for the work surface to slide smoothly over the little aquariums and lawns.
Despite a few practical concerns, we love the idea of using this playful table as a desk; what a great way to counteract the tendency to let bills and work stack up.