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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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Ocean Floor Table

Photo credit: Eduard Locota

Romanian designer Eduard Locota unveils his latest piece, the delMare. This amazing table combines marble with layers of acrylic glass to create an optical illusion that mimics the ocean floor. The $5,500 table is limited to just 35-pieces worldwide, stands on 3 legs, and looks different depending on your viewing angle, as well as the available light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hanging Cocoon

Photo credit: Fabio Galeazzo via Bored Panda

Whether it be digital books or their paperback counterparts, there's nothing like bundling up in a small nook on a lazy day. To start things off, we have a room that features a hanging cocoon and book wheel. However, you're about to see other examples that range from minimalist to just a clever use of an otherwise normal wooden window frame. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus spots.

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Rado Kirov, an artist / sculptor from Bulgaria, specializes in metal works, and his latest series is definitely no slouch. He starts with sheets of stainless steel and manipulates them to create surreal pieces of furniture that appear to be dripping mercury. These seemingly liquid surfaces are paired with natural wood, giving them an almost museum-like quality. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine, consisting of magnets and marbles.

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