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Bugatti Beverly Hills

If Tony Star were to buy another home, it'd probably be 1181 North Hillcrest Avenue in Beverly Hills. This collaboration project between Interior Architect Joseph Ferrugio, designer Roman James, and the owner (Bruce Makowsky) really wanted push the phrase to the boundaries of luxury. It's located atop the Trous and features Bentley leather stitched furniture as well as a James Bond-inspired bar with its own personal candy shop. That's just the beginning, you also get a home movie theater and an open concept garage with hydraulic display sets. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery.Continue reading for a viral video of a full-sized truck jumping over a Formula 1 car.

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Survival Condo

Over the course of history, there have been several extinction events, but if one should be caused by a catastrophic nuclear war, knowing someone with one of these $3-million underground "Survival Condo" structures will definitely keep you out of harm's way, or at least for a little while. These are buried 174 feet underground in the shell of an old missile silo, spanning 54,000 square feet, and designed to sustain up to 70 people for a minimum of 5-years. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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DIY Backyard Pool

Photo credit: VonBubenberg / Reddit

Just about anyone with the right skills and lot size can build a swimming pool in their backyard, but Reddit user "VonBubenberg" wanted to try his hand at a swimming pond before. It all started with a pile of dirt in the backyard, and after lots of digging, heavy machinery, and even a custom deck, later, this dream became a reality. Let's just say that the results might surprise you, as what they built looks straight from a home decoration magazine. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Metal Door Backyard

Sometimes, home buyers might miss a thing or two before they move in, and for this family, it was a strange metal door in the backyard. Turns out, this door was actually a nuclear fallout shelter, complete with perfectly preserved vintage products from the 1960s. The previous owner, surgeon Frank Pansch, built it two years prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Didga, the skateboarding cat.

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Dr. Who Tea Infuser

This Doctor Who Tardis Tea Infuser isn't just for looks, it's perfect for your own special brew of free radicals and tannins. Just one simple mug, a bit hot water, some loose leaf tea, and a short steep later, you'll be thinking clearly again, ready to trek across the universe. For non-tea-drinkers, a tea infuser is basically a device in which loose, dried tea leaves are placed for steeping or brewing, in a mug or a teapot full of hot water; it is often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg. Continue reading for more.

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Swedish House

On the outside, you wouldn't be able to tell this Swedish home apart from others in the neighborhood, but there's a special room inside that sets this one apart. Let's just say that it will appear as if you've stepped onto a movie set and / or a theme park attraction, complete with props, lighting, lounge chairs, as well as dual displays. While you can't really make out a movie theater screen, you can almost rest assured that its owner has installed one. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Belt Floor Walls

Photo credit: Inghua Ting via VN

Inghua Ting uses these herself when putting together outfits, but she found an entirely new use for old leather belts...using them to create bespoke flooring, rugs and interior accents. She uses these belts to line walls, stairs and doors for a vintage one-off look that guarantees no two installations will look the same. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Star Wars Jedi babies. Available by the square foot, the belts are stripped of their metals, hand cleaned and prepared for processing. The composition for each tile or panel is created in-house to assure the correct pattern and colour balance for each installation.

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Jet Pencil Torch

The Mini 503 Pen-Style Jet Torch is currently being offered for only $4.70 shipped, today only, originally priced at $25.68. This pencil torch lets you control a flame of 1300° F with pinpoint accuracy. It's designed for jewelry manufacturing and repair, fine industrial applications, hard-to-reach areas, and all soldering tasks that require precision. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Notable features:
  • Mini Jet Pencil Flame 503 Torch Butane Gas Fuel Welding Soldering Lighter.

  • Adjustable Fuel Control,Button click igniter; refillable pencil.

  • 1300°C flame adjusts for use.

  • Inner loaded support spares your hands if neccessary.


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Viking Ship Table

South Africa-based architecture firm Wildetecture wanted a conference table design that really stood out. So, they decided to create a Viking ship-inspired table, complete with chairs. Quinton J. Damstra of Wildetecture says, "he is an absolute firm believer in aesthetics uber alles." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a movie shot to look like an FPS game.

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Dream Treehouse

Foster Huntington made a life-changing decision in 2011 when he quit his stable job designing for Ralph Lauren in New York City for something drastically different. He started living out of a van as he traveled the country, but eventually moved on to the amazing dream treehouse you see above. Huntington began construction in 2013, and after 1.5-years, as well as $135,000 in materials, the palace in the sky was complete. Located in near Portland, Oregon, it features a main house, guest house, Wi-Fi, cell phone coverage, a hot tub, and even a skating rink below. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bulldog puppy that just doesn't want to wake up.

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