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25 Verde, an incredible urban treehouse apartment in Turin, Italy is the work of Luciano Pia. The idea was to lift the plants off the ground and into the sky to provide a whimsical escape from an otherwise very urban landscape.

The complex includes 150 trees and a variety of deciduous plants from the area that absorb 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide every hour. The 63 unit building also blocks some of the city’s noise and creates its own microclimate for more even temperatures during cold and hot months.

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Oh my glob! Did you just put your coffee down on my hot body? Lump off!

This Lumpy Space Princess coffee table is just one of several nerdy options available in Bakky’s Etsy store. You can also get TMNT, Star Wars and Ghostbusters versions. Plus they’re around $200 or less, which seems pretty reasonable.

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Why have plain old walkway lights when you can have this Ninja Gnome guarding you at night?

This solar powered Ninja protector is cast from a rugged weather proof resin and his eyes light up at night with a “gentle white glow” so you can find your way in the dark.

Plus, you’ll have a mini-Ninja assassin guarding your house, which is never a bad thing.

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The incredible swirling pattern of water that flows from this faucet not only looks gorgeous, but saves water. It’s the brainchild of designer Simin Qiu and Bored Panda describes it thusly:

Qiu’s design works by sending the water through a double turbine, which spirals as water moves through it, creating an elaborate and beautiful lattice of water streams. The turbine also limits the flow of water by 15%, meaning that you waste less when using it! 3 different nozzles let users choose which water-saving design they’d rather use.

The design was so well-received that it won the iF Design concept award last year. Hopefully, it will eventually become a real world product.

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This thing would be cool if it was just a metal, snarling T-Rex head, or even a metal, snarling T-Rex head that light’s up. But this Jurassic metal masterpiece is a snarling T-Rex heat lamp. Just think how much cooler outside heating would be if you used these?

It was made by an evil genius named Yueshi and he put together a build log and shared a pattern at Instructables if you want to make you own.

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Etsy shop owner Burnt Pixels knows that no ordinary votive holder will do for the nerd home. These super unique light boxes are really made just for us and are available in a wide variety of fandoms. You can find light boxes etches with emblems of Iron Man, Batman, Super Mario Bros. and more.

For daylight presentation, each 3″ cube is laser cut and then painted a brilliant metallic color to stand out on your shelf. Then for the wee hours of night, you can place the box over a flameless battery-powered tea light or any kind of LED to display the awesome glow of the cut-out design. Each side of the box is carved and your order will arrived gift wrapped with a flameless tea light included.

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This Doctor Who lamp is just the thing for letting the Doctor know that you’re ready and waiting for him to show up in that magical blue box. It’s a triangular lamp that features the TARDIS going through the wormhole on the front and back, but the villains are along for the ride, too. A Weeping Angel, Cyberman, and Dalek are on the sides of the lamp and project their images onto surrounding walls.

The lamp is handmade from acrylic and measures 9″ on each side. It uses just a standard C7 bulb and is made to order so it’ll take about 4-6 weeks to have this Whovian lamp on your table.

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Miniature wargaming is the kind of hobby that starts out small and grows into a living, breathing thing that takes over you life and a large amount of what would otherwise be living space. I say this as someone who is surrounded by half-painted models and bits of terrain at this very moment. Controlling it all can be a challenge, but the guy who runs the Wargaming Workshop blog is a master.

Helge has created the ultimate miniature wargaming room which includes a 4-foot by 8-foot table to accommodate as many as 6 players. There’s also a painting station, photography and terrain-building areas, display cabinets to house 6,000 miniatures, and all sorts of storage for the random bits a gamer collects. This is just incredible.

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For a mere $375 you can enhance your living room decor with a massive LEGO inspired coffee table from Etsy seller Branching Outward. Each 48-pound wooden brick is made to order and can be finished in a variety of colors. The advertised size of 28.5″x16″x15″ can also be adjusted upon request. However, the piece appears to serve as a table only – so if you were hoping to use these things to add on to your house or store your brick collection, you’re out of luck.

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Imagine having a secret door in your home that only appears with the touch of your hand. Redditor Eclipse_007 built a secret entrance to his home movie theater inspired by the Door of Durin from Lord of the Rings. Although the famous doorway to the Mines of Moria opened with a spoken word, he’s working on that.

First he built a box out of plywood to fit the doorway and lined the inside with a string of super bright LED lights. Then using plexi-glass covered in vinyl, he hand-drew and cut out the designs to replicate the markings from the LotR door. After painting, the installed door looks more like something from the side of a rock, which ultimately gives a much more desirable look.

And finally, he hand-carved the most important part, the incantation which reads,  “Ennyn Durin Aran Moria. Pedo Mellon a Minno. Im Narvi hain echant. Celebrimbor o Eregion teithant i thiw hin.” Translated it means “The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter. I, Narvi, made them. Celebrimbor of Hollin drew these signs.”

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