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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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Glacier Couch

Cement and melting glaciers aren't exactly synonymous, when it comes to furniture at least, that is unless..you're referring to the Drift Sofa by Fernando Mastrangelo. From some angles, it may actually look like something you brought back from an arctic expedition, but upon closer inspection, you'll see its plush purple velour and painted cement. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Shape Shifting Sofa

Design firm Carlo Ratti Associate partnered with Swiss furniture company Vitra to create "Lift-Bit", an internet-connected, shape-shifting sofa. Its modular design enables one to seamlessly transform it into a chair, lounger, bed, and lots more. The prototype system is comprised of a series of single, upholstered hexagonal cushions of sorts, each motorized using actuators. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a woodworker who transforms a block of bamboo into the Death Star.

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Boeing 737 Chair

Photo credit: Fallen Furniture

Aviation enthusiasts rejoice! The 737 Cowling Chair by Fallen Furniture, is made from a real Boeing engine cowling that measures 2m by 2m. The chair sits atop a highly polished aluminum base, which also enables one to spin it effortlessly on its axis. Inside the cowling, you'll find plush black leather that complements the shiny shell quite nicely. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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