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Leap Coffee Shop Bus

Forget Starubucks, or any other expensive coffee shop for that matter, and hop onto Leap in San Francisco. This luxury commuter bus boasts a coffee bar, free WiFi and a relaxing laid-back vibe. While most buses (besides touring and home conversions) are designed purely for transportation, this one adds some style with distressed-wood-panel accents and rows of elevated window-facing barstools, circular seating areas for collaboration. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

You know what they say..."the best part of waking up is the coffee in your cup". Most (if not all) coffee machines do not have the ability to wake you up as well as brew a fresh cup of Joe, but British designer Joshua Renouf's creation will do just that. Called The Barisieur, coffee-making alarm clock that first gently wakes you up with the sounds of steel ball bearings vibrating as they boil the water through induction heating, then incentivizes you to get vertical with a freshly made cup of joe. One caveat: you'll need to prep the beans, sugar, as well as milk before you go to sleep. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Coffee Portraits

Maria A. Aristidou is a commercial artist by day, but during her free time she creates amazingly detailed portraits using only coffee - several blends - on watercolor paper. After her first "accidental" portrait, the rest was history, and features characters like, R2-D2, Yoda, Davy Jones, Girl with Pearl Earring, and a host of Disney characters. 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 fall asleep in the military.

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Pizza Box Oven

CuiZen's Pizza Box looks like something you'd see at an Italian restaurant, but this thing actually cooks your pizzas. It can accommodate up to 12-inch pizzas and boasts a stainless steel cool-touch handle, 1200-watts of sheer cooking power, an adjustable thermostat with a maximum temperature of 525° F, and a 30-minute timer. Available now, priced at $78.99 shipped. Product page. Continue reading to see what's inside and for more information.

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Star Trek Sushi

This Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set isn't just for looks, it's modeled after the iconic starship NCC-1701 from the original series, and comes complete with a wooden base to use as a plate. That's not all, the saucer of the ship opens up to double as a soy sauce dish, and the blue warp trails can be pulled off to be used as chopsticks. Product page. Continue reading for one more picture and information.

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Blooming Flower Dessert

This looks like a simple dessert, but after pouring some cream on the dish, you'll can watch it bloom like a flower. This is the creation of Chef Joaquim Sousa at the Ipsylon Restuarant inside The Oitavos Hotel in Cascais, Portugal. We're not sure if you're able to order just this dessert, or if a course-based prix fixe meal, but either way it's definitely worth a taste if you're in the area. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy foot archer.

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Candy Crush Room

For Candy Crush (and the million of other clones) fans, the images above appear to be straight from a game, but in reality, it's a combination of colorful candy, glitter, sand, toys, beads, and other bright objects. Australian artist Tanya Schultz's firm named Pip & Pop filled an entire room with these objects to create the surreal scene. Continue reading for more pictures.

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PancakeBot

PancakeBot is the world's first pancake printer, and it can make your pancakes in whatever shape you ask it to. Simply put, the machine comes with tracing software that enables you to trace anything in the world directly onto your computer. You dictate the shading of the pancake by retracing particular parts of the image. Once you draw the design of your dreams, it can be saved onto the SD card that's used to tell PancakeBot what to draw. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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3D Printed Edible Growth

What do you get when food, gardening and 3D printing are all blended into one? "Edible Growth" by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloe Rutzerveld. It consists of specially printed outer dough casing that contains 'edible soil' and various seeds. Once printed, it will take a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate before poking out of the small holes on top. Rutzerveld's would involve several years of research, namely around 3d printing technology and issues of food safety, before it hits the market. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Smarter Coffee

We have seen the future of coffee machines, and you'll be able to brew from bed. Called Smarter Coffee, this is the world's first WiFi-enabled coffee machine that syncs with a companion smartphone app, giving you the ability to brew from anywhere - one to 12 cups at a time - as well as grind the beans with the desired coarseness. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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