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Ghost Clock

At first glance, this appears to be a sheet covering something, but as you step closer, you'll realize that it's just all one piece of wood. That's right, this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. The drape effect was achieved by bleaching that section of wood and the base a walnut brown. According to the Smithsonian Institute, "Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity - the absence of time." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Hand Cut Art

Photo credit: Akira Nagaya

Akira Nagaya, a self-taught artist from Japan, has mastered kirie, or extremely fine paper cutting. It all started when he was 20-something and a sushi decorator, which entailed cutting slices into bamboo leaves. As time wore on, he'd use his set of knives to carve various patterns into paper. Now 47-years-young, his paper-cut designs are so intricate they look to be straight from a laser cutting machine. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how hot a Formula 1 car gets in action.

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Norway Mansion

Not just any summer home, this one, located in Vestfold (southern Norway) took nearly a decade to complete due to its location, and spans approximately 300 meters of living space. Jarmund/Vigsnas Architects first had to level the boulders underneath, and even so, building the residence atop the rugged rocky terrain was a challenge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Watch Sculptures

From the pictures, this looks like any old motorcycle, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's actually made entirely from old watch parts. DeviantART user "randomasusual" specializes in taking apart old watches and turning them into miniature sculptures of guitars, motorcycles, insects, and lots more. The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an arm watch. From the beginning, wrist watches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket-watches up until the early 20th century. Continue reading to see more.

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Bookshelf Chair

You can argue that tablets are quickly replacing traditional books, but fact of the matter is, lots of people still have plenty of them laying around the house. Now why waste space, when you could have a chair and bookshelf hybrid? This nifty hybrid aims to save you space, whether you live in a mansion or a cramped apartment. Continue reading for more space-saving gadgets and accessories - for those wondering, #19 is the Rumford Gardener.

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Anamorphic Drawings

Artist Jonty Hurwitz is back at it again, and his amazing anamorphic art are definitely eye openers. Anamorphisis refers to a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. In this case, that would be a mirrored cylinder. To create these artworks, he first scans a three-dimensional object, and then uses software to come up with new physical forms. Continue reading for more.

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Nail Art

Photo credit: David Foster Art

Artist David Foster is unlike any other because he specializes in pointillism portraits. They appear to be either tiny dots marked with a pen or just random nails up close, but from far, a beautiful portrait is revealed. All of this means hammering thousands of nails into a chosen canvas by hand. Each and every nail serves as a single dot to create incredibly realistic portraits of anything from a majestic elephant to Marilyn Monroe, above. Continue reading for more.

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Classic Art Modern Technology

Photo credit: Kim Dong Kyu

What happens when you combine classic paintings with modern technology? These 5 mashups by artist Kim Dong Kyu of Korea. There's the "Girl With a Pearl Earring (and iPhone)", "Relax[-ing with Some Music]", "Balcony [Shots for Instagram]", and a couple more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pilot attempting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Cube Home

If Apple started designing homes, they would probably look like this cube-shaped living space. Despite its size, this home features a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, bed area, and even an outdoor grass balcony of sorts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Batman spotted in the most unexpected place (Japan).

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Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world, topping out at 452m (1,483ft). The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Continue reading for more.

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