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For those who just want a change of scenery, the Tetra Shed might be just what you're looking for. London-based design studio at Innovation Imperative has unveiled, Tetra Shed, an 86 square feet timber constructed office pod that's completely portable, enabling geeks to set up a work space right in their backyard. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Software developer turned carpenter Joel Allen wanted to put his newly learned skills to use. So, he created an incredible treehouse named "Hemloft". It boasts an egg-shaped design and has enough space for at least one to live comfortably. According to Allen, this makeshift cabin is just a short 5-minute walk from the main road in Whistler, Canada. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate water balloon prank.

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For those who want to enjoy the outdoors in luxury, check out these futuristic "glamping" tents by South Korean studio ArchiWorkshop. The low-impact designs offer eco-luxe accommodations and are shielded by two layers of an engineered fabric membrane that is waterproof, fire-resistant and UV-proof. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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James Bond, Bruce Wayne, and other famous comic book characters would most certainly approve of Bodega. Why? Because Bodega, located in Boston, is actually disguised as a normal market. That's right, it takes the word 'underground' to a new level, as the sneaker / clothing store is hidden in a supermarket, behind a Snapple vending machine. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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No, this isn't a computer-rendered scene from an upcoming science fiction film, but rather a real inflatable jungle gym of sorts created by Croatian-Austrian collective Numen/For Use. Called the "String Prototype", this inflatable structure boasts a network of cables that can be explored similar to a jungle gym. When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of the installation. When the object inflates, the ropes tense to a perfect line again, strained enough to carry the weight of a human being. Bodies entrapped in 3D grid, flying in unnatural positions throughout superficial white space, resemble Dadaist collages. Impossibility of perception of scale and direction results in simultaneous feeling of immenseness and absence of space. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Super Mario Cat.

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Called the "Pump House", this compact off-the-grid home was designed by Branch Studio Architects and built by the carpenter client in rural Victoria, Australia. While it may be self-sustaining now, it was originally designed as storage space for a water pump and farm equipment. They used simple materials, like Colorbond iron, low-grade plywood, and rough sawn timber to keep construction costs low. Continue reading for more awesome homes with designs that think outside the box.

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At first glance, this may appear to be just another Hollywood mansion, tucked away in the ultra exclusive hills, but it's actually located in Graceville, Australia, and was built from 31 shipping containers. Todd Miller of ZeilgerBuild designed the three story, 6,000 square-foot luxury home, whose backyard includes an outdoor saltwater pool. Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS and funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what meetings feel like for engineers.

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Secret menu or not, "The Dreamy Camera" in South Korea is definitely the coolest coffee shop we've ever seen. It was masterminded by a former helicopter pilot who was passionate for both photography and coffee. Surrounding by postcard-worthy landscape views, this amazing two-story tall camera-shaped cafe also features a camera museum for guests to enjoy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dubai's Water Discus Hotel boasts two different sections: one disc is above water, and the other below. The top half of the structure boasts five solid legs connecting it to the underwater section, and includes a vertical shaft equipped with a lift and stairways for guests to explore. The project was designed by the team at Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), and has won the group multiple technology and innovation awards. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Mike Tyson fights with Street Fighter sound effects added in.

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You know those homes that are always featured in movies and / or on television shows. Well, some of them actually exist in real-life, and aren't just computer-generated scenes filmed in front of a green screen or fake studio set. For example, the luxurious abode you see above belongs to architectural photographer Marc Gerritsen, and it's located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Continue reading for more.

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