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Steampunk Batman

Steampunk Batman is not just a fan creation, but actually exists, or at least in artist Hitoshi Kondo's world. For those who haven't heard of the term before, Steampunk basically refers to a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Continue reading to see more awesome Batman designs from alternate comic book universes, including a real Dark Knight and one from medieval times. Click here to view a few more bonus images.

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Scrap Metal Supercars

Fifty artists from around the world visited a scrap metal yard in Pruszkow, which is located near Poland's capital of Warsaw, and transformed a pile of otherwise useless material into life-sized supercar replicas. They include: a Mercedes-Bez 300 SL, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, a Fiat 500 and Maserati GranTurismo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Building Built-in Graffiti

Photo credit: Patric Rodriguez

From afar, it appears that one side of this building has been tagged by graffiti artists, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that the design is actually built into the structure itself. Located in Melbourne, Australia, ITN Architects hired an artist to create a design, and then used cement to seamlessly integrate it into the side wall. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Animal Coffee Table

Artist and designer Derek Pearce has created a unique line of furniture called "Water Tables," with each one featuring an animal that appears to be partially submerged in water. These may not fool anyone, but they are however, both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There's no word yet on if he plans on releasing a DIY line through IKEA stores. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Shipping Container House Modern

This began as a stack of shipping containers in a shipyard, but Atelier Riri took it upon himself to create a beautiful home from them. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, this multi-level, 155-square-meter living space consists of overlapped containers that form sleeping areas, a rooftop deck, living room, and even a play room for the children. Continue reading for more images. Click here to view a few bonus images of more incredible shipping container homes and structures.

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Steve Butcher Tattoo

After seeing the work of New Zealand-based Steve Butcher, you'd think that he spent years at several art schools, but he started practicing at home, and the rest is history. He's based out of Matt Jordan's Ship Shape Tattoo studio, in West Auckland, and while pop culture is his main inspiration, but he also gets ideas by watching other talented tattoo artists work. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus tattoo designs.

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Book Cover Stairs

Photo credit: Philippa Branham via Bored Panda

Pippa Branham and family moved to their first permanent home just last year, and rather than spend a fortune hiring an interior designer, she added a personalized touch. In addition to making the stairs safer for children, she opted to paint them as her favorite books, instead of just paying £200 for carpeting. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fish Aquarium Sink

Love fish tanks and modern bathroom decor? If so, then look no further than The Moody Sink. This aquarium sink hybrid fuses the two together into one, and features two circular holes on either side, making it easy to feed your aquatic friends. Unfortunately, this item comes with a high-price tag, at $4500 to start. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Van Gogh Tilt Shift

Photo credit: melonshade

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. In just over a decade he produced over 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. Reddit user "melonshade" turned some of these masterpieces into tilt-shift miniature worlds. To be more specific, making use of the tilt for selective focus to simulate a miniature scene. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Cassette Tape Coffee Tables

Cassette tapes are a rare sight these days, thanks to compact discs, digital audio formats, etc., but there are ways to relive their glory days, like with these geeky tables. Called the "Great Tape" collection, these furniture pieces are modeled after giant cassette tapes, and available in a various bands. They're handcrafted from MDF, and coated with the highest quality auto paints. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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