I came across this interesting piece of furniture the other day and thought it was a great example of the current "anti digital through digital means" trend, much like the sepia or pinhole setting on a digital camera.
The work is called Tableau by John Kestner it is a side table that can scan and print images to and from twitter. So the social networking site becomes a physical experience rather than a digital one. Quite interesting. I think this would be great to check email this way in a chair with some hot chocolate and open a drawer to find what people have left for you.
Tableau: physical email from John Kestner on Vimeo.