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Paper Sofa

Called the Paper Sofa, this functional chair, made almost entirely from recycled cardboard and recycled wood waste, is basically a giant slinky can seat up to 16 people in a variety of configurations. Thanks to the unique qualities of its accordion honeycomb structure, users are able to fold it into a multitude of shapes and lengths by simply pulling each end. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest Halloween light show you'll see today.

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Scorpion Chair

Most chairs look boring, this one is not. Designed by artist Vyacheslav Pakhomov of Russia-based furniture studio Workshop Pakhomov, the custom Scorpion Chair is handcrafted from the finest wood and measures in at 6.5-feet tall. Buyers can choose from a variety of leather upholstery and wood finishes. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading to watch a viral video of a daredevil who decided to BASE jump off a skyscraper into a rooftop pool.

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Cool Table Design

Some very early tables were made and used by the Egyptians, and were little more than stone platforms used to keep objects off the floor. They were not used for seating people. Food and drinks were usually put on large plates deposed on a pedestal for eating. The Egyptians made use of various small tables and elevated playing boards. The Chinese also created very early tables in order to pursue the arts of writing and painting. They've evolved into what you see above, which contains a real log. Continue reading for more.

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King Fredere

This antique cabinet is over 200 years old and was handcrafted ing Abraham (1711-1793) and David Roentgen's (1743-1807) workshop. This writing cabinet is crowned with a chiming clock and features finely designed marquetry panels as well as elaborate mechanisms that allow for doors and drawers to be opened automatically at the touch of a button. It was owned by King Frederick William II and best known for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity, and sheer size. Continue reading for video showing exactly how this exquisite marvel works.

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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

What do you get when you combine a giant hamster wheel with a standing desk? This creation by California-based designer Robb Godshaw. The wheel itself was designed using Autodesk Inventor and only took Godshaw 24 hours to build. For those who wish to recreate this wheel, you'll need four sheets of plywood, four skate wheels, two pipes, 240 wood screws, and a pint of glue. Continue reading for a time-lapse video of the build process and also a link to the instructions.

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Pop Out stairs

Most starter homes or apartments in metropolitan areas aren't usually the largest of places, but with the right furniture, things can appear to be a lot more spacious. For example, installing drawers and shelves directly into your staircase might be an option to consider, especially if your home is still under construction or due for a big renovation. Continue reading for more.

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Radioactive Shelf

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Web designer / graphic artist Mat Brown created these awesome shelves with his own hands, and not some computer program. He says, "We were running a bit short on shelving in the kitchen and wanted somewhere we could store all the preserves we're going to make from the garden this year, so we went to the timber yard to see what they had. They had this, 155cm long piece of chestnut. It was pretty heavily cracked and pitted, with knotholes and so on. But, I had a plan. Resin inlay. A technique traditionally used with a colour-matched epoxy to the wood, to give an 'invisible' repair. I'm taking a slightly different approach." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about giving that will restore your faith in humanity.

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We've all probably reached the point where even several cups of coffee won't help you stay awake, and that's where this desk comes in. Greece-based designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL invented a convertible desk of sorts that can be used as a bed in just four easy steps. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading to see more.

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Did you know that cats were domesticated for their appetite for mice and rats in the early days? However, the average pet owner today is content with having them laze around the house to keep them company, but they still do possesses a fierce hunting instinct. With that said, some furniture designers have gone the extra mile to design pieces just for them. Continue reading to see them all.

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Israel-based artist and designer Hilla Shamia fabricates stunning one-off wood and aluminum furniture using a special method that combines cold aluminum and wood. To be more specific, Shamia pours molten aluminum onto logs of raw cypress and eucalyptus that have been cut lengthwise. The burning of the molten aluminum on the surface of the raw wooden log creates a beautiful black layer of carbon that creates a boundary between the cold silvery color of the aluminum and the wood's beautiful natural colors and forms; molten aluminum runs into all openings in the wood, creating a strong bond and a striking appearance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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