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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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We've all probably reached the point where even several cups of coffee won't help you stay awake, and that's where this desk comes in. Greece-based designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL invented a convertible desk of sorts that can be used as a bed in just four easy steps. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading to see more.

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Did you know that cats were domesticated for their appetite for mice and rats in the early days? However, the average pet owner today is content with having them laze around the house to keep them company, but they still do possesses a fierce hunting instinct. With that said, some furniture designers have gone the extra mile to design pieces just for them. Continue reading to see them all.

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Israel-based artist and designer Hilla Shamia fabricates stunning one-off wood and aluminum furniture using a special method that combines cold aluminum and wood. To be more specific, Shamia pours molten aluminum onto logs of raw cypress and eucalyptus that have been cut lengthwise. The burning of the molten aluminum on the surface of the raw wooden log creates a beautiful black layer of carbon that creates a boundary between the cold silvery color of the aluminum and the wood's beautiful natural colors and forms; molten aluminum runs into all openings in the wood, creating a strong bond and a striking appearance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Just about anything can be turned into a functional lamp, including branches (above). Speaking of lamps and light bulbs, did you know that Hiram S. Maxim started a lightbulb company in 1878 to exploit his patents and those of William Sawyer? That's right, his United States Electric Lighting Company was the second company, after Edison, to sell practical incandescent electric lamps. They made their first commercial installation of incandescent lamps at the Mercantile Safe Deposit Company in New York City in the fall of 1880, about six months after the Edison incandescent lamps had been installed on the Columbia. Continue reading for more.

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From afar, it almost looks like a magic carpet of sorts, but upon closer inspection, you'll see it's just a very clever table. Created by designer Alessandro Isolal, this creation combines a rug and a coffee table into a single object, called Stumble Upon. This installation was inspired by the annoyance of tripping over the wrinkles in carpet. Continue reading for up-close shots of what's behind this table.

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In case of zombie apocalypse (or any dangerous emergency), flip down these shelves, and you'll be ready to fight. Called TacticalWalls, these shelves may look normal at first glance, but they actually double as storage solutions for rifles and handguns. They can be opened up with magnetic keys placed over two hidden locks. As you can see, there's plenty of room for your firearms, thanks to a customizable medium-density polyurethane foam-lined cavity. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Designed by Seo Young Moon, the Samurai Chair looks like a samurai's razor sharp katana has sliced its way through all 4 of its legs, but in reality, there are poles inside them to create this illusion. Believe it or not, the designer says that this chair can support up to 330-pounds. Continue reading for ten more cool and crazy chairs that geeks would love.

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Unlike other hammocks, the Mega Hammock from Hummingbird Hammocks measures in at 8-feet by 25-feet and has a maximum suspended weight of 1,000 pounds. In other words, it's large enough for the whole family, or three adults. They are all made to order at Hummingbird's Colorado factory, and it takes approximately 2 weeks before each one is shipped out. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to make it to the American Ninja Warrior finals.

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The earliest candle chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times. They were generally wooden crosses, with spikes on which candles were secured. They were hoisted to a suitable height, hooked on a rope or chain. Fast forward to today, you get these ultra creative examples. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the best and most cinematic way to sell your used car.

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