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3D Calligraphy

Tolga Girgin, an artist from Istanbul, specializes in 3D calligraphy that appears to leap off the page. Using the forced perspective art style, Girgin uses normal Pilot parallel pens to apply rendered shading and create images that hover above his sketchbook, or even stand upright against adjacent sheets, while weaving through alternating rows of lined paper. Continue reading to see more. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Glowing Table

During the day, this looks like a normal table with cool blue accents, but when it starts getting dark, you'll see that it starts glowing. There are no electronics involved, just normal resin mixed with pigmented resin, carefully poured into all the nooks and crannies of the wood piece of your choosing. Once that's done, you'll want to sand everything down for a smooth finish, before sealing it with a finish. Continue reading for the full instructions.

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Cocoon Tree Treehouse

If you love the outdoors, and want an alternative to camping in a tent, then look no further than Cocoon Tree. This structure can be assembled and mounted using normal tools in just 2-hours. Best of all, its air-conditioning mechanisms can be powered entirely by the sun and wind. Rigged with ropes and secured by nets, the 130-pound structure boasts 12 locking points for both suspension and lateral stability. Inside, one can fit a large mattress, and a custom made duvet, comfortably accommodating 2 people. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glow in the Dark Tattoo

H/T: Bored Panda

Black-light tattoos are made with a special ink only visible under an ultraviolet light, and depending upon the ink, they can be nearly invisible in non-UV environments. Therefore they are a popular consideration for people seeking a subtler tattoo, and are particularly popular in the raver subculture. Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. However, some UV inks are not as bright under normal light as normal tattoo ink and are considered not as vibrant. Click here for a few bonus images. Continue reading to see them all.

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Post-Apocalyptic Batman

Photo credit: Travis Durden

French artist Travis Durden has created a post-apocalyptic series to celebrate the release of Batman v Superman. He collaborated with several photographers who document abandoned architectural spaces around the world. Durden used 3D software to recreate elements from the Dark Knight's world, like the Batmobile, and then seamlessly blends them into these decaying environments. "I wanted the final images as real as possible, as if Batman really spent time in these abandoned places," adds Durden. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Smartphone Locker

Power banks are nice to have around, but sometimes, you just don't have access to one while out and about. These device charging lockers could quite possibly be the next best thing. Simply pay with a credit card, select the cable you need, start charging, lock it up, and you'll be set with a fully-charged device in 1-2 hours or less. Other borderline genius ideas include: a Pringles chip can with a pull-up tab, a car stereo that won't start playing until you've buckled up, cold weather simulator for trying out coats, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Slide House

Most homes have stairs connecting multiple floors, but this apartment by Ki Design Studio has a giant slide. It's located on the top floor of a 20th-century building in the Ukrainian capital, and before the renovation, a single staircase connected the ground floor to the upper level. After the renovation, a new staircase, along with a slide that descends from the top floor, through the kitchen and into the living room below, were added. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Animal Human Eye

Photo credit: Flora Bosi via My Modern Met

Artist Flora Borsi specializes in creating surreal portraits, and without the use of Photoshop. This self taught artist used animals for her latest series, titled "Animeyed," in which she replaced one human eye with an animal counterpart. The profile of each animal is perfectly aligned with Borso's own human models to evoke a fantastical mood. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Abyss Table

UK artist / designer Christopher Duffy of Duffy London has revealed his latest creation, the "Abyss Table". No computer-generated trickery was used in these images, as the actual table itself is made from layered glass and sustainably sourced wood to mimic the ocean depths. Turn off the lights, and its embedded LEDs illuminates your works pace. Continue reading for more pictures of the table. Click here to view some incredible living spaces and home theaters.

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Japanese Illusion

Meiji University professor Kokichi Sugihara specializes in creating impossible illusions that seem to defy gravity, including these mind-boggling slopes that you see above. How is this possible? Technology of course, as he used a computer program to interprets two dimensional line drawings as three dimensional objects. "Sometimes the program turned these objects into real objects, and that's how I discovered that some impossible objects are not really impossible - they can actually be built as solids in three-dimensional space," said Sugihara. Continue reading for two more of his impossible illusions.

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