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Modular Mini Home Cardboard

Dutch company Fiction Factory takes heavy-duty cardboard, and transforms it into the Wikkelhouse. These modular mini homes are basically made from large rolls of recycled corrugated cardboard. It all starts with a giant machine that applies a coating of eco-friendly adhesive to the cardboard before it's wrapped and rotated 24 times around a frame to ensure its strength, durability, and shape. Once all that is completed, everything is waterproofed and then wood paneling is added. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Tiny Apartment Hong Kong

LAAB Architects transformed a 309-square-feet apartment in Hong Kong into a comfortable living space that includes a full kitchenette, bathroom, workout space, storage, and even a two-tiered home cinema of sorts. Best of all, many aspects of the home, such as unlocking doors, turning on lights, etc., can be controlled with an app. "We began considering time as a factor, eventually designing the space around a 'form follows time' philosophy, which means that spaces open and close depending on the purposes needed at that particular time. This is best demonstrated by the bathtub area of the apartment," said the design team. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy Hot Wheels beach track.

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Monsters Inc House

S+PS ARCHITECTS unveils a Monsters Inc-inspired home in Mumbai, India that has a front facade made from recycled doors and windows. Other features include recycled columns that support its steel roof, a pipe wall, woven industrial mesh elevator enclosure, old textile blocks, and Burma teak rafters. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Photo credit: Yoshiaki Yamashita

What better way to show off your love of fine automobiles, than with a transparent garage? The Garage Terrace House in Japan was designed with that in mind, and features a row of floor to ceiling windows from the garage to the adjacent kitchen and living area. Other areas of 1,800-square-foot home feature raised timber ceilings and stamped concrete floors. Click here to view the firsat image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving you a first look at Nintendo's Star Fox anime.

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Travolta Airport Home

John Travolta is not only a successful actor, but also a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, so it's no surprise that he owns a home in Florida with two runways. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that. For the last 11 years, we've been able to globe-trot for Qantas and movies...I've been really able to operate out of this house for business and personal reasons," said the actor. Travolta has been a Qantas "ambassador-at-large" since 2002 and keeps his personal Qantas Boeing 707 parked in the front yard, just a 10-minute flight from Orlando. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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Industrial Tropical Home

Design studio Razvan Barsan + Partners transformed an industrial complex on a remote Californian beach into "Bay House", a stunning tropical home, complete with decks, its own dock and even a small island. Its minimalistic design incorporates a host of green materials, including local wood, reed and bamboo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Basement Home Theater

Home basements are nothing new or special, and are most often used to store junk that wouldn't fit in the garage. Imgur user "notadeckofcards" thought otherwise by transforming "The Dungeon" into a full-fledged home theater. "So here's where we started - a room under our house which we called "The Dungeon". Full of junk left over after moving in. We left it like this for nearly a year while deciding what to do with the room. The steel support beams are about 1.8m off the ground but everywhere else is perfectly fine to walk around in without hitting your head," said "notadeckofcards". Continue reading to see the finished product, along with an entire build log.

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Pyramid House

Photo credit: Juan Carlos Ramos

At first glance, this may look like a theme park attraction, but it's just the futuristic "Modern Pyramid House" by architect Juan Carlos Ramos. In front, a sliding panel opens up to reveal the garage, while large glass panes envelope the first level, flooding the dining area and living room with natural light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Real Dr. Seuss House

Here's another look at Goose Creek Tower, better known as the real-life Dr. Seuss house, by attorney Phillip Weidner. Standing 185-feet tall in the Alaskan wilderness, this odd-looking home boasts plenty of staircases and ladders inside connecting each floor, while the windows off 360° views of the landscape. At the basement level, there's a hidden escape tunnel that leads to a safe room. Click here for more pictures of Goose Creek Tower. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Whiskey Bullets

Whiskey Bullets are not only stylish, but can chill drinks, without compromising their flavor. Plus, their edges have been rounded off to prevent scratching from scratching the glass. After using them, a simple rinse is all that's required for cleaning, before placing them back in the freezer until their next use. Get it here now. Click here for the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how strong non-Newtonian fluid really is (corn starch and water).

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