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Birdsnest Chair

At first glance, this looks like a giant bird's nest, but in reality, it's a real piece of furniture. Designed by Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group this circular wooden structure is loaded with soft, egg-shaped pillows that's supposed to resemble a "fusion of furniture and playground." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Inception Furniture

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Remember that one scene in Inception where all the buildings were being peeled from the ground? Well, sculptor James McNabb has created an entire line of furniture, titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery, that look just like that. In his words, these furniture pieces represent "sketching with a bandsaw" composed of abstract shapes that are cut from repurposed and exotic woods. These pieces then become components for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of lighting, an aurora, and sunrise from the International Space Station.

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Power Mac G5

Designer Klaus Geiger unveils BENCHMA, a line of sleek furniture made from old Power Mac G5 cases. After the internals are removed, he adds in drawers to the cases and / or wood planks, as well as glass, to form furniture. The Power Mac G5 is Apple Inc.'s marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh that contained the IBM PowerPC G5 CPU inside an anodized aluminium chassis. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apple's lineup when it was introduced, widely hailed as the first 64-bit PC, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built.

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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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