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Power of Makeup

Lucia Pittalis, a geek and makeup artist from Italy, is truly a master of disguise. All she needs are a few cosmetic products, tools, and wigs to go from Lucia to Rambo. Here's what she has to say: "The process is studying the character - watching photos, movies, videos, and saving frames where necessary. I think how can it be adapted on my face. It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I start to watch myself in the mirror." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Amchit Residence

Lebanon, a country in Western Asia tat's bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, isn't known for luxury ocean view mansions, unless...you're talking about the Amchit Residence. Designed by Blankpage Architects, this residence is situated in Nahr el Mott, Lebanon, and has all the amenities you'd expect in a 6-star resort, including s citrus, olive and sea-salted palm trees as well as a minimalistic open design. Rooms are connected by outdoor bridges and the mid-level living room, along with kitchen, are graced by floor to ceiling glass windows, suspended lighting, and dark hardwood floors. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Bead Kitchen

This is not a fake image or painting, but rather a real kitchen created by artist Liza Lou. She spent 5-years building this life-sized kitchen and backyard using lots of tiny glass beads. These brightly colored glass beads are known as "seed beads" and often used for making jewelry. These "seed beads" cover the food, the water in the sink, the furniture and fixtures, and all 250,000 blades of grass in the backyard. No machines were used, just her hands and a pair of tweezers to place each one in the right place. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Pallet Sofa

Have some spare pallets laying around the house? Why not stack them up, get some cushions, pillows, and create some theater seating inside your home? While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials. That is just one of the many cool and geeky furniture life hacks that show how to give life to old things that would normally be thrown in the garbage Continue reading to see them all.

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Starbucks Coffee Cup Art

Starbucks is already one of the most popular coffee brands in the world, but what if they had personalized cups? Somewhat similar to what Coca-Cola is doing with their bottles, Korean artist Soo Min Kim takes old cups and, with using just normal paint and markers, he transforms them into works of art, like the Dragon Ball Z-inspired piece above. Continue reading for more.

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$95-Million Penthouse

Sure, 99.999% of the world don't even need to worry about whether to choose from a fully-decked out Gulfstream G600 jet or buying a massive penthouse in Manhattan, but for the billionaires (or newly minted lottery jackpot winners), that have $95-million to burn, these images might help in their decision. NYC's 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, at 1,396-feet, and offers 104 apartments. Some of them span up to 30,000-square-feet, complete with vaulted 12.5-foot ceilings, and 10 x 10 ft floor to ceiling windows. Continue reading for an update video, more images and additional information.

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Wire Sculpture

At first glance, these trees appear to either be computer-generated or just a 3D-printed creation, but in reality, they're real sculptures made using nothing but wire by Clive Madison. He fabricates these intricate trees, growing from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches, without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Laucala Island Resort Pool

Most tropical island resorts are known for their infinity pools, but Laucala Island Resort is one of the few (or only) with an above-ground pool that boasts transparent glass panes at the ends. Spanning over 3,500 acres, this private luxury resort features mesmerizing lagoons, breathtaking beaches, and magnificent coconuts plantations as well as lush green vegetation that covers the entire mountainside. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Sharpie GT-R

Photo credit: Nicoclub

Most auto enthusiasts, especially Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R owners, would not want anyone even near their car, even for photos, but this one - a member of the US military - is one exception. He asked his wife to use a black Sharpie marker to cover up some scuffs on the front bumper. One thing lead to another, and after 100-hours of work, along with several layers of clear coat sprayed on, it became a whole new car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Cube Home

It looks to be a scene straight from an apocalyptic movie, but this home is no optical illusion generated by digital artists. Atelier 8000, a Czech architectural, has constructed a cubical home set on its side, called the Kezmarske Hut. It was built to provide sustainable, year-round, off-the-grid shelter for adventurers. Its unique exterior consists of aluminum, glass, and photovoltaic panels. Plus, there's also a wraparound patio for when the weather gets warmer. Continue reading for more images and information.

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