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Espresso Veloce

Designer Paulo Mastrogiuseppe's Espresso Veloce machines may not be suited for the track, but are perfect for making a smooth cup of coffee. The just announced "Serie Titanio 500" is compatible with Nespresso pods and handcrafted from high-quality aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. It comes in V8, V10, or V12 engine models in your choice of different 6 camshaft cover colors. The hefty 50-pound machine will set you back a minimum of $15,000. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of carbon fiber being crushed with an industrial hydraulic press.

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Coral Reef Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Alexandre Chapelin's "La Table" seamlessly blends stone with resin to create the cross-section of reef surrounding the artist's home of Saint Martin, a small island south of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. The view can be interpreted as either an up-close look at an underwater formation or a bird's eye view of an island from miles in the air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wave House

What better place to build "The Wave House" than Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Architect Mario Romano did just that, and his 2-story masterpiece resembles a majestic ocean swell, wrapped in white aluminum skin and stained cedar. Its free-flowing spaces, tall windows and meticulously sculpted surfaces seamlessly blend with the region's natural surroundings. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Autonomous Tent

Priced from $100K, the Autonomous Tent is essentially a seashell-inspired, pop-up home that can be setup anywhere in the world. It was designed by modernist architect Harry Gesner, is powered by solar energy and comes with on-site waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment. The metal-framed tents are set atop a raised wooden deck, and then covered with a high-tech, translucent fabric shell resistant to mildew, rot, and pests. They are engineered to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and heavy snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot. An open-floor plan with soaring ceilings allow for natural light to flood in, while solar panels handle all of the electricity needs, including lighting, water filters, and a composting system. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly magical water transfer printing.

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ClearMax Power Extension Cord

ClearMax's 3-Prong Power Extension Cords reduce clutter, ensuring that your workspace stays organized, all for $7.94 with coupon code: 8SA9B3V7, today only, originally $11.94. It extends the outlet on the power strip to avoid being cluttered by bulky power adapters - cord resists moisture, abrasion, and exposure to sunlight. Built with molded water resistant blades. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 8SA9B3V7 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Michael Bay Home

Photo credit: Roger Davies / Architectural Digest

Michael Bay may be known for his explosive films, but that isn't the case with the stunning "L.A. Villa". This living space is immersed in the hillside and accentuates the distinct views of both Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range. There are two master bedroom modules that hover above and further frame the panoramic views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Store H3 House

Take an Apple Store, transform it into a two-story concrete cube, and you have the H3 House, designed by Argentinian architecture firm Luciano Kruk. Located in Mar Azul, the home boasts two social areas, a master bedroom and a smaller 'cabin-like' room that shares a bathroom. The master bedroom opens upward into an indoor/outdoor area for some added outdoor privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Airplane Hangar House

Architect Adam Kalkin decided to place a massive airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse years ago, as he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage, simile to "a ship in a bottle type of thing". Introducing "Bunny Lane". A conventional Butler aircraft hangar was placed around the original small home, while at one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, there's a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. These all-glass rooms peer down on the original home and a small "piazza". Continue reading for two more video tours and additional images.

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Floating House Jungle

Envisioned by award-winning designer Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the suitably named "The Floating House" overlooks the breathtaking Costa Rican jungle. The living complex consists of three pods that can house seven comfortably, complete with walkways and bridges connecting the spaces. Natural teak wood flooring, solar water heating and UV water filtration systems, keep the home sustainable. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Shipping Container House Modern

This began as a stack of shipping containers in a shipyard, but Atelier Riri took it upon himself to create a beautiful home from them. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, this multi-level, 155-square-meter living space consists of overlapped containers that form sleeping areas, a rooftop deck, living room, and even a play room for the children. Continue reading for more images. Click here to view a few bonus images of more incredible shipping container homes and structures.

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