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Tree in the House

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Architect Aibek Almassov from Kazakhstan wanted to create a living space unlike any other, and "Tree in the House" was born. "The main purpose of this project is to offer an alternative to the bustle of city life. We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty. And more importantly it doesn't do harm to environment. This is an opportunity to escape from the sweltering concrete boxes and feel the present unity with nature," said Almassov. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Amazing Toy Photography

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Photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has always had an affinity for toys, but as he grew older, his imagination took things to the next level. Using real toys, he creates magical scenes using everyday things, like flour as snow, in real settings. A macro lens and the "focus stacking" technique - multiple photos merged to create a wider focus - are employed, in addition to post processing in Photoshop. Continue reading for more.

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Hugging Sofa

Sometimes, all you need is a hug to brighten your mood, and the "Free Hug Sofa" may not offer any comforting words, but it does get the job done. Created by designer Eun Kyoung Lee, this innovative piece of furniture was created specifically for A'Design Awards, and "it will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend, and a lover." It can be twisted in many different shapes in seconds, even a lounger. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LED Plant Lamp

Live in a windowless space, or just want to grow plants in the basement? If so, then you'll want to pick up a Mygdal Plant Light. Unlike other planters, this one doesn't require any human care like ventilation or irrigation, but instead, it makes use of the physical similarity between LED and sunlight to perform photosynthesis. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Walk Into Ocean

This is not an optical illusion, just a real attraction that has guests waking over the ocean. To be more specific, the pavilion is actually a boat of sorts, thus could remain in its location or travel around the region. Inside, you'll find a high-tech pavilion, filled with touchscreen exhibits, and even a transparent roof, so you'll be able to enjoy the show above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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3D Printed Braces

Design student Amos Dudley has always been self-conscious of his teeth, and didn't want to shell out thousands for orthodontic treatment. So, he decided to use a 3D printer to make his own braces, similar to the Invisalign system. After researching how to formulate teeth realignment calculations over 12-months, he eventually made 12 sets of aligners. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Skull Armchair

First revealed back in January, HAROW's awesome skull armchairs have now gone from concept drawings to reality. Made from fiberglass, each piece is meticulously handcrafted over the span of 3-months inside a small shop located near the south of France. The armchairs are limited to 12 individually numbered pieces and come in black or gold colors. Continue reading for more pictures of the actual armchair.

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Welding Art

Artist and sculptor David Madero specializes in scrap metal, as he uses a wide variety of techniques to manipulate metal. Tools used include: plasma cutters, spot welding steel rods, and more. The finished sculptures range from a self-portrait to mythical creatures and even angelic beings. Click here to view more pictures of his creations. Continue reading for another interesting video of the process.

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Lagoon Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Artist Alexandre Chapelin combines resin and travertine marble to create incredible optical illusion-like lagoon tables. This seris is officially called "Lagoon 55", and reproduces "the depth of the sea and bringing the ocean/lagoon effect to your living room from the comfort of your sitting area." Chapelin "poured the especially created resins from our unique formula at each different level of depth." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Homemade Garage

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Belgium resident Eric Vekeman tried several times to apply for a garage permit, but was denied, so he decided to get creative. Once his food shop was closed, it was cleverly turned into a garage of sorts, but appears like a regular shop window. Believe it or not, the entire opening process takes just 2-minutes. The only issue are passing cars that may be waiting for Vekeman to close shop after moving the car out. Continue reading to see the everything from start to finish.

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