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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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Ocean Abyss Table

Photo credit: Ben Young via Design Boom

Influenced by the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes, artist Ben Young takes layers of glass, laminates them in a bluish tone, and then layers them onto concrete. Each piece in his "Ocean Abyss" series are hand drawn, hand cut and handcrafted. The most difficult steps are the planning and development phases, where models are constructed, templates drawn, and custom jigs created, before hand-cutting the sheets with a glazier's tool. "I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished piece. Sometimes my starting point changes dramatically as I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes," said Young. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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AK-47 Chair

Scarface fans rejoice! This JamesEdition piece is made from real AK-47 assault rifles, and the idea came to artist Rainer Weber while reading a book on AK creator Michail Kalashnikov. Each one boasts four service-used, fixed stock stb AK-47s and two stb AK-47s with folding stocks, used at the front chair legs and arm rests. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hugging Sofa

Sometimes, all you need is a hug to brighten your mood, and the "Free Hug Sofa" may not offer any comforting words, but it does get the job done. Created by designer Eun Kyoung Lee, this innovative piece of furniture was created specifically for A'Design Awards, and "it will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend, and a lover." It can be twisted in many different shapes in seconds, even a lounger. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Skull Armchair

First revealed back in January, HAROW's awesome skull armchairs have now gone from concept drawings to reality. Made from fiberglass, each piece is meticulously handcrafted over the span of 3-months inside a small shop located near the south of France. The armchairs are limited to 12 individually numbered pieces and come in black or gold colors. Continue reading for more pictures of the actual armchair.

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