You get the mail, sit down at the coffee table, and tear it open. Let's see...bill, junk, bill. Fortunately, you've recently purchased the Papervore. It's the coffee table that's actually a manual paper shredder. So you insert the bill into the little slot, turn the crank, and PRESTO! Bills no more. Until you get the late notice anyway. Here's a little video to demonstrate:
The Papervore from Pigeontail Design on Vimeo.
At first I thought "Oh that's not very practical. Who wants a paper shredder in their living room." But on second thought, it's kind of practical. It's a shredder, it's a table, it doesn't require power. And it's a conversation piece to boot. Pretty useful. Also if you have a hamster, this is even more useful! Just throw him inside! (note: not in the slot!) :)