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1956 Kitchen

Furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler recently purchased a home that has remained sealed since 1956. Its mid-century American interior was kept perfectly intact to boot. Whether it be the pastel pink counters or manuals still attached to the unused GE home appliances, every detail is straight out of a 1950s American family television show. Continue reading for more pictures.

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CoeLux Artificial Sunlight

Priced from $68,600 with installation, the CoeLux system recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight that uses a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate light through Earth's atmosphere and the effect known as Rayleigh scattering. This doesn't just recreate the color temperature, but the feeling of sunlight as well. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Plastic Spoon Chandelier

Just had a big party and have dozens of leftover plastic spoons? Then why not turn them into a working chandelier? Simply find a water jug, cut off the plastic spoon handles, slice open the jug, glue the heads on, insert the electrical elements through the bottom, and you'll be ready to light up any room. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the top five most popular viral videos of today.

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Narrow Japanese House

At first, second and third glance, this home appears to be just a facade, but step inside, and you'll probably want to live there. Japan-based Mizuishi Architects Atelier knows how to make the most of small spaces, 594-square-feet to be exact. Despite its small footprint, there's still a full kitchen, bathroom and even a loft bedroom. Sure, having a dedicated home theater room might not be possible, but who's to say you can't project your favorite films in the upstairs play area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wilton Bash Ball Pein Hammer

Wilton's BASH Ball Pein Hammer would probably be Thor's tool of choice on Earth, because it only features the company's patented Unbreakable Handle Technology, which uses spring steel rods throughout the hammer to allow for maximum abuse with minimal wear and tear, but also a safety plate to prevent the head from dislodging. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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VW Bus Bed

Photo credit: Inexplorata / Reddit

How does one use Volkswagen Beetle parts that were acquired for free off a Craigslist user? Well, if you're Reddit user Inexplorata, building a custom Volkswagen Bus bed would be the most logical choice, especially since his daughter was outgrowing her crib. Four months and countless hours of work later, the incredible bed you see above, came to life, working headlights, dashboard, horn and all. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.

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Bug-A-Salt 2.0

The original Bug-A-Salt is no slouch, but the updated 2.0 version is not only more powerful, but uses less salt too. Plus, it has a quick action safety for increased rate of fire, a textured hand grip, and stronger material so the gears do not break as easily. If you don't like the original yellow color, you'll be glad to know that it's now also available in camouflage. Product page for original. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Tiny Heirloom

When people think of vacations, small living spaces don't usually come to mind, but after seeing this tiny home on wheels, called the Heirloom Tiny Home, it just might change your mind. Built in Portland, Oregon, this custom creation is basically a tiny vacation home on wheels, complete with a kitchen, bathroom, loft bedroom and more. The company's motto says: "Home is where you park it." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Starry Night Sky Floor

Why bother with night lights to keep things lit in your bathroom, when you've got the skills to transform the entire floor into a starry night sky? Instructables user "Baldr" did just that with his own bathroom, using a plethora of fiber optics. It's not as complicated as you may think, but for those who don't have any carpentry or flooring experience, we probably recommend having a handyman friend help out. Continue reading for more pictures and the Instructables page so you can get started on your own starry night sky floor.

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Camper Fan

Many people would rather fly (or drive) to their destination and stay at a nice comfortable hotel, but after seeing this transforming Urban Camper, it might be next on your bucket list. You'll find these parked at the "Urban Campsite" festival of arts and architecture in The Netherlands. Think of these as small apartments more so than a camper, as there's a full-kitchen inside, along with a small seating area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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