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EverBlock LEGO Bricks

Forget building miniature toy sets, the EverBlock system lets you use life-sized LEGO bricks to build real desks, tables and more. With four different stackable pieces - a full-sized 12" brick, a half-sized 6" brick, a one-quarter-sized 3" block, and a 12" finishing cap, you can create build practical objects that not only look cool, but are structurally sound, without the use of any tools. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Chewbacca Sofa

Designed by Nersi Nasseri, this strange-looking sofa looks to be lined with wookiee fur. It features a base constructed from reclaimed American oak boards, and is covered in long wool Icelandic sheepskin. The sheepskin is not only extremely soft to the touch, but it will keep you warm throughout the winter season. Each one of these stylish pieces is made to order. Click here to view the first image in today's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone moonwalking on their knees.

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Cosmos Sleep Pod Bed

Created by Russian designer Natalia Rumyantseva, the Cosmos Bed was designed to give you the ultimate sleeping experience, all while recreating the starry night sky above. It's shaped like a giant pod, and has been equipped with a high-tech LED lighting system , audio system, and even aromatic dispensers. Those who have tried the bed said it takes just minutes to fall asleep, thanks to the combination of light, sound and smells. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a magical frosting machine that can decorate a cake in seconds.

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Discarded Tree Trunk Sculpture

Photo credit: Jae-Hyo Lee

Artist Jae-Hyo Lee from South Korea repurposes discarded tree turnks like you've never seen before. Basically, he assembles various chunks of wood, slightly burns them and then applies polish for the shiny smooth surface. "I want to express the wood's natural characteristics without adding my intentions. I like to make the most out of the material's inherent feeling. Little things add up to transmit a stronger power, greater energy. That is why I have quite a lot of large pieces," said Lee. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Hidden Bed Ceiling

Simon Woodroffe has a solution for those who live in tiny apartments, but don't want to sacrifice luxury...a bed that retracts into the ceiling when not in use. Other space-saving features in the 430-square-foot YO! Home include: a small kitchen that folds into the walls, a pop-up dining table and hidden storage tucked into the flooring. To make the bed transition seamless, a near-silent, yet tiny, motor moves it from ceiling to the floor. In case of power outage, there's also a manual crank, so you won't have to sleep on the couch. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Liquid Table

Artist Ben Young takes layers of glass and transforms them into bodies of water. No high-tech machinery is used in the making of these stunning tables, each one of these pieces are 100% handcrafted. First, he sketches everything out to make sure things look right. Next, he constructs models, hand-cuts sheets of glass, and then laminates layer upon layer to create the amazing organic forms. The hue is either a lighter or darker shade depending on the thickness of the glass. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Monopoly Kitchen Table

Photo credit: Toastneggs / Imgur

An internet user who goes by "ToastnEggs" online, decided to transform his kitchen table into something that could not only be used for meals, but as a functional Monopoly board as well. So, countless hours were spent measuring, planning, wood-burning the board and applying varnish. After a week of work, the table was finally complete, and the resulting table is impressive to say the least. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.

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DIY Infinity Table
Photo credit: Torchic_for_Dinner / Reddit

Sure, you could always just buy an infinity mirror table, but this Reddit user and his roommate decided to build one from scratch for their shared apartment. It all began with a bunch of hardware store supplies, including lots of LED lights as well as a two-way mirror, but after lots of work, the table came together. For the technical geeks who are wondering, yes, it's powered by RasberryPi, and it took quite a bit of tinkering to get the lights to all work together. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.

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Aluminum Wood Fusion Furniture

Israel-based industrial designer Hilla Shamia wanted to create furniture that you don't see everyday, so she fused aluminum and wood into one. However, the process isn't just simply combining the two materials, but rather she pours the aluminum directly into the wooden crevices, beautifully burning it and casting it into the body of the pieces. The end result is stunning to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Coffee Table Axes

Instead of traditional wooden legs, the Woodsman Coffee Table has four real axes at all corners. Created by Duffy London, this piece is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," and made from solid oak, light walnut / ash, and of course, the hickory axes. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if you'll be seeing this stateside anytime soon, or even at a museum. Continue reading for more pictures.

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