Believe it or not this simple wooden seat isn't a rare Japanese antique from a pre-industrial time when samurai roamed the country causing mischief with their legendary swords. Nope, it's a modern piece by Seo Young Moon designed to look like it's been chopped down at the knees, only to remain standing as its defiant last act.

The Samurai Chair is just an optical illusion made possible by a clever bit of design. It's as strong as any wooden chair you're gonna find, able to support someone up to 330 pounds in weight like a couch-ridden Samurai who hasn't been able to find work in the past 150 years. [Moondiii via Beautiful Life]