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At $50,000, the Fletcher Capstan Table can expand from a standard 6-10 foot table to one that measures anywhere between 20 to 30 feet across in just seconds. These expanding tables come in four standard sizes, and expand by simply rotating the top 180 degrees manually or electronically by remote. UK-based furniture company Fletcher was inspired by a similar patent from 1835. Featuring a star-shaped leaf design at the center with six pie-shaped leaves that expand and fit together seamlessly. Continue reading for the video.

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French designer Harold Sangouard unveils "Skull Armchair", and it's definitely not just another art installation. This slick onyx chair is velvety on one side and a ridged, geometric skull on the other. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the longest married couple in America.

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Interior designer Funn Roberts was recently asked to renovate a 580-square-foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC's Mad Men). The renovation of the small, sound space in Hollywood was completed bit by bit, since the two men first began working together in 2010. The center piece is a retractable bed attached to a 300-pound steel counterweight that allows it to work on an effective pulley system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Geeky parents and children alike can run away from technology, and lose themselves in this massive reading hammock / net by creative studio Playoffice. The Madrid-based studio transformed the idea of a formal library into this interactive net that can be installed in the home. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a world record-setting basketball shot.

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Created by designer Robby Cuthbert, an artist and designer based out of Palo Alto, California, his latest line of furniture pieces uses only tension wires to hold the items together - no screws or glue are used, just opposing forces of tension to achieve stability in each design. Continue reading for more.

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Have a tiny room and still want a full-sized bed? Meet the Elevator Bed. It was created by the Italy-based furniture maker Espace Loggia and when in use, they look like a standard bed, but during the day, they can be raised up to the ceiling. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video exploring how fresh food compares to its frozen counterparts.

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Book lovers rejoice! Your favorite books don't have to sit on boring old shelves, and these cool examples prove it. They range from a United States-shaped creation to Dr. Who's Tardis and even one where you hang from the ceiling. Continue reading to see thirty-two more creative examples that will make you look twice.

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No, this isn't an optical illusion, or digital trickery, but rather a real table. It's called "The Float Table", consisting of a matrix of magnetized wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Movie fans with large apartments / homes rejoice! These nifty couch setups were designed specifically to double as cozy movie pits for those lazy weekends. If you're a master craftsman, you could even make things more interesting by building a second story loft atop one of these. For the outdoor types, there's even a special version here. Continue reading to see more.

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According to its designer, the Cuddle Mattress could strengthen relationships by letting partners remain cuddled together. It features three-inch wide slats that easily part from one another, leaving room to slide an arm beneath a partner and leave it there. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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