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Basecamp Tiny Home

Most tiny homes may have all the amenities you need to live comfortably, but this one, by Day Star Homes, is 204-square-feet of cozy living. Featuring 2-levels, a full kitchenette, living area, bedroom, and even a rooftop deck. To keep things powered up, the company added solar panels up top. Want your own? Plans will cost you just $255 - $340, materials not included. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Datsun Volkswagen F1

Photo credit: Yasid Design

F1 cars are downright impressive, both aesthetically and technologically, but what if automakers used the actual shells of their cars? Yasid Design shows us just that with the "Datsun 240Z Mutant" and "Volkswagen Beetle Mutant". Both models are easily recognizable even in race form, while adding a top-mounted air scoop, large rear spoiler, and beefy slicks. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't park illegally in China.

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Glass Floor Library

Photo credit: XL-Muse via Hype Beast

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, nor is this a computer-generated scene from Inception, just the Yangzhou Zhongshuge library in China. Architecture firm XL-Muse recently unveiled this futuristic 1,000-square-meter design, and in addition to the black mirrored floor, you'll also find sweeping bookshelves, arched walls, and seating areas. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Off-Road Ferrari

Photo credit: Rain Prisk

The Ferrari FF is the Italian automaker's first production four-wheel drive model, and the body style has been described as a shooting-brake - a type of sporting hatchback/estate car with two doors. Despite being a hatchback, it still has a top speed of 208 mph and accelerates from 0-62mph in just 3.7-seconds. Rain Prisk Designs shows us what this model would look like as an off-road SUV. Continue reading for more awesome supercar concepts by Rain Prisk and Khyzyl Saleem. Click here for a few bonus concepts.

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Getaway House

This Sandcrawler-inspired Getaway House allows you to disconnect from bustling city life, without sacrificing comfort. Each one can sleep up to 4 people, and include lots of windows, a reading nook, sleeping area, as well as a cocoon hammock for those lazy Sundays. Unfortunately, they can only be rented if you're in the New York or Boston area...for now. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Fish Aquarium Sink

Love fish tanks and modern bathroom decor? If so, then look no further than The Moody Sink. This aquarium sink hybrid fuses the two together into one, and features two circular holes on either side, making it easy to feed your aquatic friends. Unfortunately, this item comes with a high-price tag, at $4500 to start. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Solar-Powered Floating Home

Why spend millions on a small yacht, when you could purchase a custom-built Waterlovt? The most basic model features solar-power, two bedrooms, 8-foot ceilings, a deck, a basement, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with natural light. You can also add a desalination plant for all your fresh water needs, and a digester to convert waste into energy. If the weather permits, lazing on the wooden deck is also an option. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bizarre jumping cholla cactus attack.

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Van Gogh Tilt Shift

Photo credit: melonshade

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. In just over a decade he produced over 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. Reddit user "melonshade" turned some of these masterpieces into tilt-shift miniature worlds. To be more specific, making use of the tilt for selective focus to simulate a miniature scene. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Futuristic DeLorean

Photo credit: Khyzyl Saleem

If a tuner were to give the DeLorean a futuristic makeover, complete with airless tires, this is probably what it would look like, or so artist Khyzyl Saleem thinks. "I've always wondered what a DeTomaso Pantera would have looked like as a time machine instead of the not-so-trustworthy Delorean haha. So here it is, a mixture of photo bashing & painting, just my modern-ish interpretation of one. I had to add Marty in as well becuase..well..it's Marty (his face is a little odd but the time issue got in the way)," said Saleem. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's worst used car.

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Cassette Tape Coffee Tables

Cassette tapes are a rare sight these days, thanks to compact discs, digital audio formats, etc., but there are ways to relive their glory days, like with these geeky tables. Called the "Great Tape" collection, these furniture pieces are modeled after giant cassette tapes, and available in a various bands. They're handcrafted from MDF, and coated with the highest quality auto paints. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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