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Architect Cake

Photo credit: Dinara Kasko

Architectural designer and pastry chef Dinara Kasko from Ukraine combines baking with geometric figures and architectural designs using graphical algorithm editor Grasshopper and a 3D printer. The cake above was inspired by the works of artist and engineer Matthew Shlian, and consists of 81 uniquely-shaped cakes layered with meringue, ganache, berry confit, a crunchy biscuit, all covered with pink Ruby chocolate. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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MacBook Roof Apple Store

Designed by Foster + Partner and located along Chicago's beautiful riverfront, the Apple Michigan Avenue store officially opened today. Unlike other Apple Stores, this one boasts a 111-by-98 foot carbon-fiber roof designed to look like a giant MacBook from above, though the iconic logo was removed for unknown reasons. The entire structure is supported by four interior pillars to provide guests with an obstructed view through its 32-foot glass facades. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Kraken WW2 Ship

Photo credit: BVI Art Reef via Bored Panda

This giant steel kraken is not an illusion, or a computer-generated image, but rather a real sculpture by BVI Art Reef, who teamed up with Secret Samurai Productions, social justice entrepreneurial group Maverick1000, and ocean education nonprofit Beneath the Waves. This massive sculpture was sunk attached to a World War 2-era ship near the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, to create a new coral ecosystem. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Koenigsegg Bike 1090

Koenigsegg is known for their hypercars, but it wouldn't surprise auto enthusiasts if they unveiled a motorcycle, like the "Bike 1090," which was designed by Burov Art. Featuring a sleek shell that is divided by matte black carbon fiber and glossy paintwork, and a light saddle that looks to be almost floating on air, suspended above the rear suspension. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Sharp Curve Smartphone

The Sharp Curve aims to combine function and form, starting with its curved bezel-less display up front. A fingerprint scanner is embedded directly into the screen itself, while dual rear cameras can be found out back. Similar to the iPhone X, there's dual front-facing cameras, which could mean the handset uses some type of Face ID in addition a biometric sensor. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Groot Pumpkin Carving

Photo credit: The Pumpkin Geek via Bored Panda

Halloween is just a little over two weeks away, and that means for those who haven't started their pumpkins, time may be running out, or at least if you want to create something as detailed as these pop culture masterpieces by Alex "The Pumpkin Geek" Wer. Everything you see has been hand-carved and are one-of-a-kind pieces, starting with the "I Am Groot" (above), complete with lights to finish off the look. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Optical Floor Illusion

Tile floor company Casa Ceramica was tired of people running through one of its hallways, so they decided to install an optical illusion using 400 floor tiles. Owner Duncan Cook posted several videos on social media of himself navigating floor just for a little promotion, and in hopes that one of the clips would go viral. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Elliptic House

Photo credit: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG / Mario Martins Atelier

The Elliptic House (Casa Eliptica), located along the coast of Portugal, is perfect for Tony Stark, starting with its minimalistic geometric design. Its exterior boasts overlapping ovals, while a seaward wall features a curved silhouette with a glazed facade for panoramic ocean views. The reflecting pool, Jacuzzi, and a cutout in the cantilevered roof all follow the circular motif. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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21 Shipping Container House

Photo credit: Danny Bright

Architecture firm LOT-EK used 21 shipping containers to build the "Carroll House," a single-family residence located in Brooklyn's williamsburg neighborhood. The containers were stacked atop each other, and then cut diagonally along the top / bottom to create 'a monolithic and private volume within the urban fabric.' Plus, the construction team repurposed all of the scrap leftover by the diagonal cut inside the living space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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IKEA Pet Furniture

IKEA offers computer desks, television stands, and now, an entire line of pet furniture. It's called the "Lurvig" collection, and for those wondering, the word means hairy is Swedish. The lineup includes dog beds, pet carriers, couch covers, cat tunnels, and even scratching posts. You'll be able to find the pieces now at stores in the US, Canada, France and Japan. Other locations around the world can expect it around March 2018. Continue reading for more pictures.

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