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Chinese architect and designer Ruan Hao has unveiled CATable - designed for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS - a table that lets you work while your cat(s) play, without disrupting each other. Called a "paradise for cats" by its creator, "the thick table has a network of smooth wooden tunnels that are just the right size for your feline friend to creep and crawl through," says Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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At first glance, this may appear to be a futuristic, computer-generated home from an upcoming sci-fi movie, but it's actually just the Iniala Beach House in Phuket, Thailand. It was designed by architectural studio A-cero and boasts high-quality polycarbonate furniture for the sleek seamless look. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what it's actually like to be a Blue Angel.

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Over the years, the internet has showcased some cool-looking business cards, like the example above, which doubles as a functional USB drive. We've combed through old posts and rounded up some of the most creative for your viewing enjoyment. Bored Panda says, "Some have been cleverly designed to double as useful tools, product samples or funny little toys, while others manage to make a point about the person on the card that will stick more than just a name and an address." Continue reading to see them all.

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These days, it not only takes innovation to catch the eye of consumers, but great design as well. Everyday things, such as earbuds, umbrellas, and even toilet seats, can be made all the more interesting with an out-of-the-box design. A good example would be building an actual bathroom above an old elevator shaft, complete with a transparent glass floor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hamster that chewed off a lot more than it bargained for.

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These days, you could either have a large digital marketing budget to help push your product, or hire a design agency to come up with packaging that will definitely catch the eye of consumers, like the honey you see above by Maksi Marbuzov. Bored Panda says, "The honey pots are an excellent example of packaging design. The hexagon shape is perfect for representing what's inside the jar, and it can be stacked to form a honeycomb pattern. And the hexagonal cap doubles as a honey dipper as well. A jar like that complements its product and makes it more of a pleasure to use." Continue reading for more.

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German art director Robert Jahns, known for his frozen Venice Grand Canal work that we recently featured, specializes in creating beautiful and adventurous images will get your imagination going. Bored Panda says, "His images are surreal, but many of them are only subtly dream-like or unreal - it all looks like a normal photograph until you spot that one mystical detail that takes his image into the realm of fantasy." Continue reading for more.

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Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with incurved sides". The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas. Today, we have the Guitar Boat above, which was made by Australian guitar-smiths Maton for singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. Continue reading for mroe.

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What better way for Canon to advertise the camera you just bought than by creating a bag specifically to showcase it, complete with shoulder strap and fake EOS? That is just one of the many cool and geeky shopping bags that we've rounded up for you today. In addition to make you look twice, many are reusable to ensure that they're not just eye candy, but functional as well. Continue reading for more.

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Artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, the grandson to a railroad engineer, has always been fascinated at the mechanical workings of things. So, he now takes apart old watches and transforms them into recycled mechanical sculptures. He says: "My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray." Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Noah, a student with down syndrome, receiving a college acceptance letter.

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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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