If you're stuck in a home without a built-in fireplace, you can now buy a $US5,400 chest that opens up to reveal a self-contained fireplace. If you manage to not burn your place down, it'll be a great substitute.
The "Mall Fire" by Atria is a fire trunk that uses bio ethanol to create flames when its opened. When closed, it just looks like your standard issue white trunk. As for how much heat it throws, I'm assuming not a lot. But hey, fire! Everybody loves fire. [Product Page via BornRich]