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Pistol Coffee Maker

You can either opt for a high-end coffee machine, or this cleverly designed gadget. The Noir Coffee Maker and Espresso Cups were designed to look like a pistol and six bullets. Sporting an aluminum body, the pistol coffee maker features a secure grip and soft-touch handle, complete with a silicone gasket for durability. The metal-plated porcelain espresso cups may not be microwave-safe, but they most certainly are conversation starters. Continue reading for more.

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Truck Castle

It looks like an ordinary truck at first glance, but the two turrets on the back hint that it's much more, as they can be rotated inwards for travel mode. When parked, this truck transforms into a fantasy castle of sorts. The owners built it as a solar-powered, off-the-grid home that has the ability to harvest rainwater on the go. The family of three built this home to suit their active lifestyle, enabling them to travel without having to compromise on quality of life. You'll find living / working areas, a kitchen and all the amenities expected in a normal home. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.

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Vertical Record Player

Photo credit: Roy Harpaz via My Modern Met

Roy Harpaz, an industrial designer, has just released his latest invention, "Toc". Simply put, it's a vertical record player that's beeen given a modern makeover, complete with remote control functionality, LED touch buttons and a sensor that scans the record for different songs, enabling you to easily skip between tracks. There are special spherical bearings to let you play previously unplayable vinyl. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnut wood that seamlessly blends with the rest of your home entertainment system. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Floating Fish Dome

Velda's Floating Fish Dome is a must-have for all pond owners, and it's basically a 31-inch dome that your koi need to experience life outside the grind of swimming around the pond all day. Do your fish continue meandering to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? If so, then this interesting device will give them a whole new outlook on life, literally. Continue reading for a video and more information. Get it here

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Laser Engraved Rolling Pins

Why make standard cookies, when you can use these laser-engraved rolling pins to bake some with groovy designs. Created by Valek Rolling Pins, these 16.5" beech pins can be laser cut with any pattern or text you wanna see on your baked goods. That's right, each and every one of these pins are made to order to ensure quality. Continue reading for more cool kitchen gadgets you might want, but probably don't need.

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Cool Life Hack

Summer is finally here, and it may be time to organize things around the house. Before deciding to skip the cleaning, and plop down in front of the computer for another Netflix marathon or gaming session, check out these organization life hacks. To start, hiding unsightly wires could be just placing the powerstrip inside a drawer or use office clips to hold cables up, so they don't get tangled. Continue reading for more.

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Tetrashed Modular Office

Forget renting and get a geometric Tetra Shed instead. Measuring 86-square-feet, this modular office pod is completely portable, enabling you to set up a work space right in your backyard, ensuring natural views throughout the day. The system is constructed from a combination of timber, rubber and plywood. This workspace can comfortably fit 2 people, but the pod can be connected to others to create an ever-expanding office. Each shed sports a double door entry with windows that swing open all around. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Super Mario Rug

Photo credit: AlexKingshill / Reddit

Kjetil Nordin, a skilled programmer and skydiving champion from Norway, spent over 800-hours in the span of 6-years to crochet the amazing Super Mario Bros. 3 World 1 rug you see above. Not just any simple map, Nordin researched the exact yarn colors needed to emulate the map (Super Mario All-Stars version). He went as far as re-crocheting an entire section when the water had a slight purple tinge rather than blue. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Wheelhaus Luxury Cabin

There are tiny homes, and then Wheelhaus, a luxury cabin on wheels. Each home is built-to-order by an experienced carpenter, and it can literally go anywhere your heart desires. There are several different models - ranging from $75,000 - $95,000 - offered by Wheelhaus, which include the Caboose, Wedge, Lighthouse, Rail Car, Hitch Haus and Silo. Some of the higher-end homes include a full-kitchen and even a high-tech entertainment room, complete with a home theater system. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Toybox Tiny Home

The Toybox Tiny Home may sound like a playhouse of some kind, but it's actually a modern house on wheels. Designed by Frank Henderson and Paul Schultz, this $48,000, 140-square-foot trailer home took approximately year to complete, measuring 20' x 8' and weighing in at just over 8,000-pounds. Once guests slide open the glass door, they'll be greeted with a raised loft sleeping area, kitchen, Murphy table with modular seating and a bathroom with toilet, sink as well as a shower. During harsh winters, you'll be happy to know that the floors are lined with heating pads made from recycled denim. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how sugar really affects the human brain.

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