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Tim Burton Superheroes

Photo credit: Andrew Tarusov

Tim Burton is best known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as superhero films, like Batman and Batman Returns, all of which combined have grossed over $1-billion worldwide at the box office. It's only a matter of time until we see The Nightmare Before Christmas-style superheroes, or at least artist Andrew Tarusov thinks so. Continue reading to see what nine more superheroes would look like in this dark, gothic animation style.

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Starry Sea Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Artist and designer Alexandre Chapelin spent 1.5-years researching / testing materials needed to create the stunning "Starry Sea" table, which combines both stars and sea into one piece. It's crafted around an unusual piece of marble from Anguilla, a neighboring island of St. Martin/San Maarten, also the birthplace of Chapelin's "LA TABLE" brand, and acrylic resin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Johnny

This may look like a movie set at first, but it's actually Johnny Depp's $12.78-million USD penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Nestled in the top floors of the Eastern Columbia Building, this luxurious home spans five condo units that are connected together with doorways the actor added later on to create a seamless living space. However, his real estate agent Kevin Dees of Partners Trust, says that the buyer(s) may patch up the doorways to create separate units again if they desire. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Inception Coffee Table

Designer Stelios Mousarris used a combination of wood, steel and 3D printing technology to create this stealthy matte black "Wave City" coffee table inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Inception" film. Like its predecessor, this design features a city skyline that appears to fold back onto itself, resting on a sturdy steel frame to keep everything in place. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes of Inception images.

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The Vessel Building

"The Vessel" by British designer Thomas Heatherwick may look like an alien structure at first, but it's actually an interactive 15-story-tall building that has 154-flights of stairs, or 2,500 steps to be exact. At 600-tons, this behemoth will be located in Hudson Yards on NYC's Far West Side. "New Yorkers have a fitness thing. We had to think of what could act as the role of a landmarker. Something that could help give character and particularity to the space," said Heatherwick. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Skapet Mountain Lodges

In case of zombie apocalypse (or nuclear war), you'd probably want to stay in some place remote, and these Skapet Mountain Lodges in Norway by KOKO Architects, are perfect. They are all equipped with solar panels, wood burning stoves, and gas heating to ensure a cozy stay no matter the season. On the inside, there are plenty of windows for natural light, a large living room, and an upstairs sleeping area. 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 a massive 1:2 scale remote-controlled jet disintegrating in mid-air.

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Ultimate Man Cave

This teen in South Africa probably wouldn't mind living down in the basement for good, thanks to Inhouse Architects. This space has been transformed from storage area into the ultimate urban 'man cave', complete with skate park, plenty of LED lights, and a surround sound home entertainment system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Audi R8 Desert

Soon, you'll be able to rent the Rondolino Residence, situated on a dry 80-acre lakebed near Scotty's Junction in the Nevada desert, on Airbnb. Unlike other botique rentals, this one includes the use of an Audi R8 with a full tank of gas and no mileage restructions, during your stay. Other VIP amenities include: chauffeured transportation from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, a personal chef, and evening entertainment. One caveat: only 7 three-day slots will be available in October, when the listings go live on September 18-24. Continue reading for a full video review of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus. Click here for bonus images of the Audi R8 V10 Plus "Selection 24h" edition.

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Grain Silo Home

This cylindrical structure doesn't look like anything at first glance, but it used to be an old grain silo from the 1950s, which has now been transformed into a modern home by architect Christoph Kaiser. Measuring in at just 340-square-foot, it features custom-made doors, windows, and 10-inches of spray foam insulation inserted between the silo walls and house interior to keep things warm during the winter. Inside, there's a loft sleeping area, full kitchenette, a spiral staircase, and bathroom with shower. Continue reading for three more unusual living spaces you probably never knew about.

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Tesla Model S Coupe

The Tesla Model S may be powerful enough to take on the latest and greatest supercars, but some auto enthusiasts just prefer coupes over sedans. Rain Prisk Designs decided to show us what a potential 2-door model could look like, with a revamped front end that includes a lowered splitter for a more aggressive stance. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a gamer trying to play Battlefield 1 with only voice commands.

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