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Coral Reef Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Alexandre Chapelin's "La Table" seamlessly blends stone with resin to create the cross-section of reef surrounding the artist's home of Saint Martin, a small island south of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. The view can be interpreted as either an up-close look at an underwater formation or a bird's eye view of an island from miles in the air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Animal Coffee Table

Artist and designer Derek Pearce has created a unique line of furniture called "Water Tables," with each one featuring an animal that appears to be partially submerged in water. These may not fool anyone, but they are however, both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There's no word yet on if he plans on releasing a DIY line through IKEA stores. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Snorlax Bean Bag

ThinkGeek has done it again, and this time, they've created a giant Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. Measuring 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this comfy accessory is perfect for any room, and great for naps, or just lounging around, training your characters in Pokemon Go. However, we don't recommend bringing this to your favorite coffee shop or park, as it may not fit inside standard washing machines. It'll set you back $149.99 when released this December. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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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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Carbon Fiber Bathtub

Carbon fiber looks good on cars, gadgets, and now bathtubs, thanks to Splinter Works. Officially called the "Carbon Fiber Vessel Bathtub", this creation measures in at 2.7m, and can be mounted between two walls, giving it a hammock-like appearance. There's a hole in the bottom to ensure that the water drains properly, and is available in blue, red, bronze, pure silver, yellow, or pink colors. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus amazing home interiors that will make you look twice.

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Hot Air Balloon Bed

Hot air balloons are nothing new or special, but this handcrafted bed by Circu is definitely worth a second look. "The Sofa part is made with traditional basketry technique, with the remaining structure made of wood with white lacquered gloss finishes. It contains drawers that can be used as storage. This bottom part can also be converted into a sofa. The strings are made by hand with traditional techniques and the metal parts are finished in gold bath," according to the company. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy ambiguous cylinder illusion.

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Volkswagen Bun Bed

Love unique beds and the original VW Bus? The Bun Van should do the trick. Built around a classic VW Bus frame made from fiberglass with chrome-plated accents, the interior boasts layers of luxurious palisander wood veneer, while several storage compartments ensure you have room for a television, mini-bar, and even a sofa. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rocket Coffee Table

Created by Stelios Mousarris, the "Rocket Coffee Table" took countless hours of hand carving, wood lathes, and 3D printing techniques to complete. The end result? A group of comic-book-like rockets with bubbly smoke plumes that serve as legs for the glass-topped table. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Water Ripple Bench

Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka may not be a waterbender, but he does specialize in creating water-themed home pieces, like this amazing bench. During the casting process, gold brass is melted in a 1100° furnace, poured into a sand mold, left to cool, and then polished by experienced craftsmen to create its shimmering gold surface. Continue reading for a few "making of" pictures and information.

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Human Skull Armchair

Photo credit: Greg Home

You've seen the geometric skull armchair, now check out Gregory Besson's version. This Paris-based artist decided to use fiberglass and handcraft a giant skull, giving a ghost-like white bleached design, while adding high-quality leather to keep things comfortable. For those who'd rather use this at a Halloween decoration, adding LED eyes might not be such a bad idea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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