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Rubika Rubik's Cube Bookcase

Rubika appears to be a floating 3D Rubik's Cube, but it's actually a cleverly-designed bookcase. Thanks to its three-color design, you can use each section for different items, including books, wine bottles, trinkets, and lots more. The shelves may not be optimal for video games, but with some tinkering, you could possibly use it to house your consoles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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IKEA Pet Furniture

IKEA offers computer desks, television stands, and now, an entire line of pet furniture. It's called the "Lurvig" collection, and for those wondering, the word means hairy is Swedish. The lineup includes dog beds, pet carriers, couch covers, cat tunnels, and even scratching posts. You'll be able to find the pieces now at stores in the US, Canada, France and Japan. Other locations around the world can expect it around March 2018. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Jellyfish Table

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Artist Daniela Forti from Italy specializes in creating surreal works of translucent art from glass, and his latest project is no exception. Called "Meduse" (Italian for jellyfish), these table sculptures are made with a process known as glass fusion, or a technique that consists of melting solid pieces of glass until they meld together, forming unique shapes. Next, gravity is used to form the tentacles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Cluster Bomb Drink Cabinet

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Priced at $17,405, this unique piece by Fallen Furniture is basically a RAF MK1 cluster bomb that was transformed into a luxury drinks cabinets. So far, three of these bombs, weighing 600 lbs each, have been transformed by Fallen Furniture co-founder Harry Tucker and his designers, for the luxury furniture market. They're created around a spindle that, in the original bomb, would have contained small bomblets to create a cluster effect when dropped. Now, these glass shelves are used to house drink glasses and whisky. Continue reading for more cool furniture pieces made from airplane parts. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Lift-Bit Sofa

Unlike other sofas, Lift-Bit by Carlo Ratti Associati and Opendot is a shape-shifting, modular piece of furniture. Simply hover your hand above the cushion, and the sofa can be adjusted, whether it be up or down, based on hand movements. The base model comes as a single, yet modular, unit, giving you the capability of pairing multiple pieces together to create a playground of sorts. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Lunar Table Moon

Designed by Cape-Town artist Jesse Ede, the "Lunar Table" is designed to either look like a cross-section of the moon, or a scene from the lunar surface, depending on the viewing angle. It's made entirely from molten aluminum and a large slate shard pulled from a quarry. First, they used a diamond saw to cut the base down before fitting it with a wooden collar. Next, the team melted the aluminum, and poured it directly onto the wooden surface surrounding the rock. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images from the Apollo moon missions.

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IKEA Wedge Dowel Snap Together Furniture

IKEA furniture may be affordable, and a great value, but sometimes, the assembly can take longer than expected. However, that is all about to change, with the company's new furniture line that uses wedge dowel technology, starting with the Lisabo table. Simply put, it only takes minutes to snap the pieces together, and without the use of tools. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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The IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp already looks like something straight from a science fiction movie, and Star Wars fanatic "Lylelo" thought so as well. "As two big nerds we both love Star Wars. I always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought 'it looks so much like a Death Star!'. With my boyfriend moving in, we took the chance and converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it," said Lyelo. Continue reading to see the full build process.

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Sharkman Wearable Furniture

Product designer Yang Zhao created "Sharkman" as a hybrid wearable furniture that explores the possibilities of "soft furniture," whether the person is sitting, lying down or standing. It can be modified to create total privacy or offer complete exposure to others. This design has been selected to be exhibited in the Brainwaves London Design Festival, and has also won the certificate of excellence from the mayor of London's International Student Innovation 2016 Award. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Piano Computer Desk

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Artist / musician Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer picked up a 1907 Upright Piano from someone off Craigslist who just wanted to get rid of it, and after lots of work, a stunning computer desk ensued. "I was able to trace the piano's serial number back to its date of creation, 1907. All the more so I was excited about this. You see, I am a veteran who appreciates this country's history. And to find an antique that has seen the years of WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, etc. was just amazing," said Sickmeyer. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish. Click here for a few more bonus unusual piano designs.

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