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Greenhouse Home

Stockholm, Sweden gets quite chilly in January, -3°C to be exact, so homeowners Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto decided that old fashioned heaters just weren't the way to go. So, they decided to build a house-in-a-greenhouse with the help of architect and friend Bengt Warne. The duo settled on an old summer house located in the Stockholm archipelago, and using Warne's design, the small summer home, plus an additional 4 millimeter in glass, enveloped the structure. Since the footprint of the greenhouse is nearly double that of the home, there's enough room for a wrap-around garden, especially since it's a Mediterranean climate inside the bubble. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour and more information.

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USB Wall Outlet

TopGreener's High-Speed USB Wall Outlet is great for all your home appliances, as well as mobile devices, and you can pick one up for $18.99, today only, originally priced at $36.99. Two "Smart" USB charging ports precisely "read" the power need of your two devices attached to deliver optimum power charge accordingly. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how easy it is to install this in your home.

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Wooden Millennium Falcon

Photo credit: Martin Creaney

Wood artist Martin Creaney has recreated the Millennium Falcon using over 3000-pieces of timber. It measures in at around 6-feet-long and is comprised of 30 different varieties of wood. For those unfamiliar with this craft, the highly modified Corellian Engineering Corporation (CEC) YT-1300 light freighter first appears in Star Wars (1977), and subsequently in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Click here to view more pictures of the Millennium Falcon. Continue reading for a video.

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Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray

Kotobukiya's Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray can also be used to make chocolate, as well as JELL-O, and you can pick up one for $6.99, today only, originally priced at $10.99. It has enough room for six (6) small, 1.75" Han Solos and one (1) large, 3.5" Solo. ThinkGeek is "pretty sure that Boba Fett would be happy with just one smuggler on ice but seven would be a serious payday. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information on how to make crystal clear ice cubes.

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Death Star BBQ

The Death Star Barbecue does not require "The Force", and has the power to annihilate just about any type of food you place on the grill. If you have friends who love Star Wars over, don't settle for your run-of-the-mill grill, bust this out and terrorize the outer rim planets, or just cook a nice rack of ribs. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tree Cabin

There are tree houses, and then this amazing tree cabin, designed by architect Missy Brown. Located in Colorado and anchored to a 90 foot spruce tree, it features a spiral staircase that leads directly up to the front door. In addition to electricity, you'll find a cozy sleeping area, work space, and coolest of all, a rooftop patio deck, great for entertaining guests during warmer weather. However, you won't need to worry about cold temperatures too much either, as electrical baseboards were installed to help keep the cabin warm. Continue reading for a video of a fully-plumbed DIY tree house resort. Click here to view a few more incredible tree houses.

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Oldest Mall Apartments

Northeast Collaborative Architects transformed America's oldest mall in Providence, Rhode Island space into a mixed-use housing with 17 shops on the ground floor and 48 micro-apartments on the second floor. Rent starts at $550 a month for a one-bedroom unit that spans 225-450 square feet in size. Each unit offers a built-in bed, full bathroom, refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher, seating, as well as plenty of storage. There's a shared TV room, game room, on-site laundry facility, bike storage area, and parking garage for residents. Continue reading to watch a grand video tour of these micro apartments. Click here to view more pictures.

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LaFerrari Living Room

You could either put a normal coffee table in your living room, or a mint 950-horsepower LaFerrari, like Magazin ProDriver CZ. That's right, as you can see, the hypercar is sitting right in front of the couch, on the hardwood floors, blocking the television. However, this is certainly a view that most would not mind. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker

The Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker is no longer a concept, and is now available for purchase. It's officially licensed, and comes complete with fully operational features: a regulating thermostat to ensure even browning, five temperature settings for preferred waffle crispness, a dual-indicator LED light lets you know when the iron is hot and when the waffle is ready. When not in use, it can stand upright. Get one here now. Continue reading for more simple, yet clever, product ideas.

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Playboy Mansion Sale

If you happen to be tonight's Powerball jackpot winner, $200-million can either get you three brand-new Gulfstream G650 jets, or the Playboy Mansion. Located in Los Angeles' "Platinum Triangle", this magnificent home is situated on 5 picturesque acres in Holmby Hills. The residence spance nearly 20,000-square-feot, complete with 29 rooms, a catering kitchen, wine cellar, home theater, separate game house, gym, tennis court and a free-form swimming pool w/cave-like grotto. There's also features a four-bedroom guest house, as well as a zoo license. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here to view more pictures.

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