Seeing this Block Bois Breakfast Table ($1,199) in Horchow's catalog kind of surprised me. It's more modern, and less, dare-I-say, gaudy than the company's other inventory. Although, it does have somewhat of an Asian influence which I guess fits in with all of their chinoiserie. I love how a pair of rough-hewn wood slabs can look so à la mode.The stools don't look very comfortable though, but beauty is pain, right? I'd love to see this on a screened-in porch overlooking a beach somewhere . . .