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Broken Translucent Chairs

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, designer Tatiane Freitas actually repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic resin to create an optical illusion of sorts. She aims to demonstrate a "clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history." Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images of furniture made from real Boeing airplane parts.

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UFO Capsule House

Living on a houseboat doesn't have to be without style, and Jet Capsule's UFO 2.0 shows why. This futuristic floating living space is composed of a central shell divided into three different levels: the main living area with a full kitchen, storage and bathroom; the sub-level that offers a sea-view bedroom and large bathroom, along with a 50-square-meter terrace as an upper deck/floor to control the vehicle. It can also be used for floating hotels, with each capsule being used for a different functions, such as a restaurant, gym, and more. Continue reading to see more interesting images from around the web. Click here for bonus images of the UFO 2.0 capsule house.

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Glass Pool House

Most pools are located outside the house, but Villa Clessidra in the Netherlands, by LAAV Architects, has one one the second floor. In addition to the swimming area, this 3-story glass, steel and concrete living space boasts expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, a library reading area, and a glass ceiling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Penny Floor

Tonya Tooners from Portland, Oregon took 13,000 coins, or three $50 bags worth, to create a stunning patterned floor in her house. After organizing them by color, she used ten bottles of Elmer's glue, wood filler, and grout to keep things in place, while an epoxy layer gave it a shiny finish. The project took Tonya a few months to complete, and had to be delayed several times due to mishaps by one of her dogs on the pennies. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bunker House

At first glance, this appears to be just a patch of grass, but step inside, and you'll see that it's an abandoned World War II shelter turned home. Located in a rural part of the Netherlands, the Bunker House spans just nine square meters, but features all custom wooden furnishings that can be folded up, slid away, or pushed up and down for space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Casa Brutale Cliff Home

Finally, after months of concept drawings, construction begins on the jaw-dropping, house-in-a-cliff called "Casa Brutale". This extravagant abode will be carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, complete with a transparent roofed swimming pool and dizzying views of the sea below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Logo Meaning

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The production of Toyota automobiles was started in 1933 as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works devoted to the production of automobiles under the direction of the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda. Its first vehicles were the A1 passenger car and the G1 in 1935. The Toyota Motor Co. was established as an independent company in 1937. Since then, the company's logo has changed many times, but the most recent iteration actually has the letters "Toyota" hidden inside it. Continue reading for more hidden meanings in famous logos. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Trump White House

Catalan artist Victor Enrich provides us with his vision of what the White House in Washington DC will look like after his presidency in 2020. It's basically the original structure stacked 13 times on top of itself, mimicking the president elect's vast residential and hotel projects. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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IKEA Syrian Home

Inside IKEA's flagship Norwegian store in Slependen, Norway, you'll find 25 m2 of Syria, an honest depiction of a home just outside of Damascus, Syria. The story goes that a woman named Rana and her family of nine live among cinder block walls and some scattered furnishings, and as you step inside, you'll realize that residents lack many basic necessities, such as food, medicine, and clean water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Audi Union

Inspired by the 1930s Silver Arrows, the Audi Union is literally a street legal go-kart, powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine. While not much has been revealed for about the vehicle, rest assured that it will provide plenty of creature comforts, including a booming sound system (if wanted), touchscreen infotainment system, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures, and to see it in gray.

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