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DOC Sofa Bunk Bed

Forget normal sofa beds, the DOC Sofa Bunk Bed, created by the design team at Clei, transforms from sitting to sleeping space in minutes. This is possible due to a built-in mechanism that is hidden from plain view, but quickly snaps into into place in 30-seconds or less, complete with a ladder for easy upstairs access. How much does it cost? Well, there isn't an official MSRP, but you know what they say..."if you have to ask, then you probably can't afford it." Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Living Cube

Till Konneker knew that space is a luxury when living in the city, so he decided to make use of what little was available in his apartment by creating the "Living Cube". It looks like a home entertainment center from afar, but in addition to storing your television, this handcrafted cube has a bed up top, bookshelves, and even a closet / storage space inside. Now for really tight spaces, a toilet / shower equipped version might be necessary. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Spiral Wine Cellar Under Floor

Always wondered what James Bond's wine cellar looks like? If so, then look no further than these Spiral Wine Cellars. This storage solution can be installed just about anywhere, homes and restaurants included. Each one is a concrete constructed, watertight cylindrical system that comes equipped with a trapdoor at the top for easy access. The system uses a special ventilation system to store your wine - up to 1,870 bottles - at optimum temperature, humidity and darkness. Continue reading for two more videos and pictures.

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Real Dr. Seuss House

Looking like something straight from a story book, this house, nicknamed the "Dr. Seuss House," in Willow, Alsaka, appears to have been built by an individual who wanted to have expansive views of Denali. Why is this house so tall? Well, the owner wanted to maintain the beautiful mountain views, so he kept on building vertically as the trees around the house got taller. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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LeverAxe Smart Ax

Heikki Karna, a retired air traffic controller from Finland, was tired of traditional axes because they are "dangerous and hard to work with." So, he created the LeverAxe, which sports a handle made of engineering compound, characterized by high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal resistance. That's not all, it's hollow inside, making the LeverAxe even lighter, thus allowing you to easily build speed when in action. Unlike traditional axes, the head is attached from the side, not the center, which alters its center of gravity. After you hit a log, the head will break in few millimeters and then stops. At the same time counterweight on the right side of the head forces the axe to fall sideways, splitting the log apart with ease. Continue reading for an ultra slow motion video of it in-action.

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Aquabot Water Bottle Spray

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Lunatec's Aquabot is a cool gadget, priced at $20, that turns water bottles into a high-pressure spraying machine, complete with multiple spray patterns: shower, stream and mist. It's BPA free and requires no batteries, making any water related chore easier, especially drinking (or water fights). Need to clean a tire well? The accessory also works upside down, so simply flip the bottle over. Product page. Continue reading for two more videos and additional images.

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Gerber Artifact

Gerber's Artifact pocket-sized companion, offering plenty of functionality in a minimalist package, all for $8.65. Featuring a Phillips screwdriver, two flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pry bar, wire stripper, a knife that uses standard #11 blades, and a lanyard. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Hi-Can Bed

Sure, we may not all live in mansions and have custom-built home theater systems, but Hi-Can aims to change that. While not exactly custom, this futuristic bed has an integrated display that pops up at the push of a button, a surround sound system, blinds in case you want to snooze during the day, 4K HD projector and a slot for a video game console of your choosing. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Spin Chill

Spin Chill is basically a nifty gadget that clips onto the top of a warm drink, placed in ice, and spins it, chilling your beverage 20 times faster than normal in 60-seconds or less. In addition to beer, you can use it to chill canned sodas, bottled beverages and even wine. Since the device is water resistant, you can just throw it in the cooler without having to keep an eye out. Get one here now. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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AT-AT Wet Bar

Colin Johnson, an artist from Vancouver, decided to give into the power of the dark side and handcrafted an AT-AT Walker from The Empire Strikes Back, which opens up to function as a wet bar. Called "The Emperor's Cabinet", it was recently on display at the Hot Art Wet City gallery in Vancouver B.C., and now his custom creation might already be in the hands of a collector. It's made from high density plywood, mahogany veneer, solid brass trim and glass. The shelves and mirrored interior are perfect for displaying spirits. Continue reading for more pictures.

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