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Peugeot Onyx Sofa

Volcanic lava stone and carbon fiber aren't usually associated with sofas, that is unless...you're talking about Peugeot's Onyx Sofa. It's made from lacquered black carbon fiber that's been fused with hand-cut volcanic lava stone from France's Auvergne region. One caveat: this 10-foot furniture piece weighs in at a hefty 800-pounds, so moving it may be an issue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Van Gogh's Bedroom Real

Van Gogh's own title for this composition was "The Bedroom", and now you can rent it in real-life for just $10 per night. The original painting depicts Van Gogh's bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, known as his Yellow House. The door to the right opened on to the upper floor and the staircase; the door to the left was that of the guest room he held prepared for Gauguin; the window in the front wall looked on to Place Lamartine and its public gardens. Continue reading for more information and the Airbnb page.

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3D Calligraphy

Tolga Girgin, an artist from Istanbul, specializes in 3D calligraphy that appears to leap off the page. Using the forced perspective art style, Girgin uses normal Pilot parallel pens to apply rendered shading and create images that hover above his sketchbook, or even stand upright against adjacent sheets, while weaving through alternating rows of lined paper. Continue reading to see more. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Glowing Table

During the day, this looks like a normal table with cool blue accents, but when it starts getting dark, you'll see that it starts glowing. There are no electronics involved, just normal resin mixed with pigmented resin, carefully poured into all the nooks and crannies of the wood piece of your choosing. Once that's done, you'll want to sand everything down for a smooth finish, before sealing it with a finish. Continue reading for the full instructions.

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Cocoon Tree Treehouse

If you love the outdoors, and want an alternative to camping in a tent, then look no further than Cocoon Tree. This structure can be assembled and mounted using normal tools in just 2-hours. Best of all, its air-conditioning mechanisms can be powered entirely by the sun and wind. Rigged with ropes and secured by nets, the 130-pound structure boasts 12 locking points for both suspension and lateral stability. Inside, one can fit a large mattress, and a custom made duvet, comfortably accommodating 2 people. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hidden Rock Cabin

If you're flying Cabin Knapphullet, you could easily mistake it for a pile of rocks, but get closer? You'll see it's a luxurious modern home by architectural firm Lund Hagem. It seamlessly blends glass, cement, and natural rock into a living space that is perfect year round. Floor to ceiling windows throughout ensure that natural light floods in during the day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glow in the Dark Tattoo

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Black-light tattoos are made with a special ink only visible under an ultraviolet light, and depending upon the ink, they can be nearly invisible in non-UV environments. Therefore they are a popular consideration for people seeking a subtler tattoo, and are particularly popular in the raver subculture. Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. However, some UV inks are not as bright under normal light as normal tattoo ink and are considered not as vibrant. Click here for a few bonus images. Continue reading to see them all.

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Star Wars Reimagined

Photo credit: Marcelo Laborda via Kotaku

A group of CG artists entered contest called "Star Wars: Reimagined," and it's exactly as you expect. The description stated "to re-imagine your favorite character, creature or vehicle from the Star Wars universe." While you can no longer enter, it's fascinating to see just what a group of talented artists, many of whom are also diehard Star Wars fans, can come up with. Continue reading to see more.

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Trailer Tiny Home

It started as an old trailer, but Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon managed to transform the vehicle into a cozy modern home on wheels. At just 200-square-foot of living space, you'll find a small living room, storage space, loft sleeping area, as well as a kitchenette, complete with 24-inch cabinets, small range and oven. Yes, there's also a functional shower and bathroom. Want to live somewhere else during the summer? Its removable cedar deck makes transportation easy. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jack Black in a marshmallow eating contest.

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Porsche 919

First, there was the 918 Spyder, now Brazilian designer Guilerme Kataoka shows us what its successor might look like, with his 919 concept, based on the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. To be more specific, he drew inspiration from the 918 and 919 racer, along with a mid-engine layout for better weight distribution. In front, 919-inspired headlights are visible, as well as ultra wide front wheel arches and a set of aerodynamically-efficient wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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