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February 24 2014

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February 05 2014

14:30

Champagne Cork Forniture









When having the standard sized bottle of bubbles just isn’t enough, there’s furniture for a real large dose of the good stuff. A champagne cork cage blown up to a life-sized scale and crafted into side tables is the ultimate in surreal furniture design. This unique piece of furniture is part of a series of furniture that includes cork side tables in the champagne or wine variety, and even a nifty little side piece made up of tons of standard sized corks as well. The champagne cork cage table is crafted from high grade Portuguese cork and is suitable for use both indoors and out.

You can buy them here.

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February 02 2014

13:44

Toasty Mug: The Hand Warmer Mug





This hand warmer mug was designed to make tea and coffee drinking even more satisfying. Featuring an enveloping and ergonomic handle, the “Toastymug” fits perfectly in the hands. Thanks to its special shape, it keeps the liquid and your hands warm. Perfect for those cold winters. “Toastymug” is handmade by craftsmen in the Ceramic District of Montelupo, a little town near Florence (Italy). Available in two vibrant colors: grey and green.

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January 29 2014

12:58

Sliced Cold Beer Glasses



When these glasses start to look normal, that’s when you should call it a night!
Available in pairs and come with silicone coasters.

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January 25 2014

18:00

Soil treatment centre by Christensen & Co designed to look like piles of mud

This soil treatment centre in Copenhagen by Danish studio Christensen & Co was designed to resemble the mounds of earth being used to sculpt the landscape of a developing harbour-side community (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 20 2014

19:45

Hexagon Plates


Three hexagons are attached together to form a tray that is as multi-function as they come. Use it to hold snacks, small accessories, stationery items… etc. You can also add on more trays to create your own geometric shape.

Get it here.

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19:40

A Fancy And Elegant Hard Drive: Christofle X LaCie




French luxury brand Christofle partnered with LaCie to design the elegant and most impressive hard drive we’ve ever seen. The LaCie Sphère, is a silver-plated hard drive that will most definitely add some fanciness to your desktop. The handcrafted, globe-inspired device is enclosed in a spherical, silver-plated steel case.

Packed with 1TB of storage capacity, the sphere easily connects to your computer with a single USB 3.0 cable that also powers it. The device is stamped, silver-plated, and polished to a super shiny brightness in Yainville, France.

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January 17 2014

21:31

Hardwrk Massive Dock Made Out of Concrete


I love everything concrete so here goes. This is a Hardwrk's Massive Dock is made out of concrete. The 570g (about 1.25 lb) chunk is meant to sit and stay on your desk, featuring "the iPhone can be mounted and unmounted easily with one hand."

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January 15 2014

14:07

These Scribbles Are Actually Furniture






Japanese designer Daigo Fukawa created a series of furniture called “Rough Sketch Products” that look like scribbles on scrap paper! Cool!

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13:40

Rassen Chopsticks


Rassen chopsticks by Japan's Nendo and Hashikura Matsukan are a pair of chopsticks as a single unit, which can be separated into two for eating. The utensils were created using a multi-axis CNC mill to achieve the twisting form.

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December 31 2013

07:15

10 Smartphones Concepts We Wish Were Real

Remember the movie Iron Man 2 where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) uses a transparent phone that does just about everything? All the way through the movie, the futuristic device is employed in various scenarios enabling our hero to use it as a TV remote, home security system and even a projector. This is what the Smartphone of the future looks like.

We have also seen similar futuristic concepts of Smartphones used in other Sci-Fi movies as well some of which have now become a reality. And it is no wonder the pace at which technology is moving, no concept is impossible to execute. The days are long gone behind us when a phone was used only to make calls and send text messages. Nowadays, people demand convenience. They are willing to pay for a smartphone that can do just about every task for them.

Sighting this demand for a better lifestyle, various industrial designers and phone developers have created several concepts for smartphones that can be implemented in real life. Some of these ideas may sound a little far-fetched but with the right tools and technology in place, they are not impossible to replicate in real life.

Check out these 10 super cool smartphone concepts that we wish were real.

1. Concept Plumage

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By Jet Ong

This concept tries to highlight the importance of having a keypad for touch phones. Designed by Jet Ong, this inspirational device has a foldable QWERTY keypad for Windows Phone. Basically the entire screen is covered with a protective flip cover made of fabric that can be folded in half, thus revealing a QWERTY keypad for ready access.

The designer of this concept phone has not disclosed any other technical specifications for the phone, as his main focus was on the design aspect. For people who like to have a touch and type phone, this is a unique concept indeed.

2. Mobile Script

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By Aleksandr Mukomelov

Ever imagined carrying a laptop in our pocket? Well here is one concept device that challenges to make that possible. The ‘Mobile Script’ is a smartphone concept that lodges a gigantic 9.5 inch display screen within its body in a collapsed state. So you can draw out the screen from the side of the phone whenever you want and still carry it in your pocket. How about that?

The device itself is 5 inches (130mm) in height and around 1.3 inches (35mm) in width and looks like a TV remote. The wonder does not end there as the device, also seeks to charge from solar energy. According to its designer, the case is made up of nano material that converts sunlight into energy to charger your phone. Pretty convenient! Let’s hope it turns into a reality sometime soon.

3. LIMBO

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By Jeabyun Yeon

Limbo is an innovative concept that truly defines the future of Smartphones. With top brands like Samsung and Apple already in the race to create flexible and bendable Smartphones, the ‘Limbo’ concept is one to watch.

The device is built using elastic materials like Thermoplastic polyurethane and hi-polymer along with a flexible display that allows the Smartphone to transform into a ‘smartwatch’. Technical specifications include 4.3” AMOLED flexible display, 8 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera for video chat. All in all, this concept device allows for better usability and lifestyle for Smartphone users.

4. Sony Transparent Smartphone

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By BRANDA

Here is a concept that will surely thrill all Sci-Fi fans…transparent Smartphone. A creation of marketing firm BRANDA as a concept for Sony, the phone showcases a smooth transition into a future of “more by less”. The concept basically involves reduction of occupied space inside the phone.

Chipsets are enclosed inside ‘aluminum round squares’ that hide the silicon inside. Moreover, all enclosed chipsets communicate with each other via ‘carbon nanotubes’ that are so incredibly small in size, it makes the device appear see-through. It also has a transparent OLED display that shows only the part of screen that is active while keeping the inactive space transparent.

5. IPhone Pi 

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By Chike Newman

Now here is one Smartphone concept that is completely original and unusual…the iPhone Pi (a.k.a the symbol?’). We have always witnessed all Smartphones manufactured in the same old rectangular shape. But this wonderful concept seeks to alter that with a ‘circular’ design.

Designed by Chike Newman, the size of iPhone Pi is roughly equivalent to the human palm. It retains Apple’s old ‘Home Button’ and nearly resembles a big stopwatch. The biggest drawback of this concept is how you can actually hold the device to take pictures with it. Which raises the question…Are we ready for a round shaped Smartphone?

6. HTC Dream 8

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By Giorgi Tedoradze

Despite being one of the first companies to have entered the Smartphone industry, HTC has lost considerable ground in recent times. And of course they cannot live entirely on the sales of HTC One, their flagship phone. HTC needs to tap the tablet market more aggressively just like LG did recently with its G Pad 8.3.

They can certainly do this through HTC Dream, a concept tablet phone. Designed by Giorgi Tedoradze, the HTC Dream concept has a gigantic 8 inch display powered with a 1.6 GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM and internal storage ranging from 16/32/64/128GB of storage.

7. fLEX Click

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By Valentin Neda

The biggest reason I don’t prefer Smartphones with touch screens is the difficulty in typing. With a keyboard or type interface, I can easily know where I’m typing since I can feel the button actually ‘click’. But with a touch screen there is lack of tactile feedback causing finger stress and lack of precision while typing.

However, the fLEX click concept phone designed by Valetin Neda seeks to address this problem fittingly. Under its curved Soft Touch display lays a matrix of microswitches which activate based on content displayed onscreen and can only be pressed where you expect to find a button or control. This enables a user to actually feel a click while they are pushing down a button thereby providing a faster navigation. You wouldn’t even have to look at the display while typing. The device is also curved from top and bottom making it easy to slip into your pocket.

8. 360 Degree Phone Concept

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By Kent Dechjun

When viewing something on your Smartphone, ever wondered how the flipside would look like? We cannot do that because the phones we use show 2D graphics and not 3-Dimensional. This might be possible only in futuristic Smartphones that we see in movies. But with the 360 degree phone concept by Kent Dechjun, this dream can become a reality.

The device is built with a crystal clear screen that wraps around the entire body (front to back) of the handset and offers 3-Dimensional graphics. Picture this. You are watching a movie or image on your phone and when you flip it, you can see the backside of things. The phone also gives users the option of switching back to 2D graphics, by turning the back opaque so you can see only the front side. How about that?

9. HTC Two

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By 91mobiles

There are numerous renditions of how the HTC One successor, ‘HTC Two’ would look like. Here is one concept that outclasses all others. The Smartphone literally lives up to its name by having two of nearly all its features…dual screen, dual OS and dual SIM.

From hardware perspective, the best proposition of HTC Two is that it is convertible into a tablet. It has two screens back-to-back that can be flipped to make it a full screen tablet. It gets even better as both the screens are powered by different operating systems (OS) at simultaneously. The concept involves Android OS running on one screen and Windows Phone 8 on the other. The best part is that after converting into a tablet, users have the option of again running a single OS on the entire screen.

Other performance specs include 2.2 GHz of Snapdragon 800 processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB built-in storage, a gigantic 41 Megapixel Pureview rear camera (5MP for front) and best of all a 4000 mAh battery that is chargeable in 20 minutes. Beat that!

10. Sony Xperia Pix

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By David Quijada

Sony is undoubtedly one of the most struggling tech firms in the smartphone industry. Despite its efforts of reinventing itself through its ‘Xperia’ series it has failed to capture a noteworthy market share. Maybe adopting this creative concept of a Sony Windows Phone designed by David Quijada will make an impact.

This wonder concept (dubbed Sony Xperia Pix) is largely inspired by Nokia’s Lumia series. Though there are no concrete specs available, it seems that the handset has an exceptionally long body probably with a 6-inch screen and equipped with Cybershot camera.

What Will Be Next?

Which of these smartphone concepts do you think will become a reality in the near future? What can we expect from the next generation of smartphones in the next decade or so?

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Evan Brown
Evan Brown
Evan Brown is an avid blogger and design enthusiast. He writes for DesignMantic blog on a variety of topics including graphic design, branding, user experience, marketing, web analytics and more, however, the underline focus is design.

December 12 2013

07:03

Watch your Back: 4 Professional Chairs You Should Consider Buying

Having a good chair can make the difference between complete comfort or body pain (and possibly terrible back problems down the road). When it comes to finding the right office chair, being cheap is the dumbest thing you can do. If saving money is more important that your health, then I guess we’re not on the same page.

By having a good and proper chair for your work, you’ll eliminate the possibility of terrible back and neck pain. Plus, cheap chairs will break easily and sooner or later you’ll find yourself in the endless cycle of buying cheap crap every one or two years. So why not buy a great chair once and have no regrets down the road?

Let’s have a look at our top pics for professional chairs.

Steelcase Leap Fabric Chair

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A beautifully designed, ergonomic and strong chair with a comfortable fit that provides the perfect support for your back. You can easily adjust the arm positions. Control the movement of the upper back and lower back by adjusting the firmness. The material on the chair soaks up moisture and absorbs heat to keep your back at the right temperature. The Leap chair fits you comfortably for the entire day.

Buy $889.00

Air Grid Leather Chair

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The Office Star Space Professional Air Grid Chair is one of the best on the market. Renowned for being purchased for use in military services, this chair is known for providing the ultimate comfort needed for those who work up to 12 hours a day. With its thickly padded contour seat to support the back and heavy duty base, it stands out from the crowd. It’s also covered with a breathable mesh, making it body temperature comfortable as well.

All in all, the Professional Air Grid Chair is a great buy. It has many adjustable settings which allow you to tailor the chair to your body type. The lumbar support means that your weight is evenly distributed giving good back support. The height adjustment also gives that added sense of comfort, allowing your feet to sit comfortable on the floor. It has a sleek, modern and stylish look, which makes it desirable to have in any office.

Buy $169.00

Raynor Ergohuman

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The Raynor Ergohuman chair boasts of many good features such as seat adjustment, height adjustment, a headrest, and it allows you to lean back. This chair is so comfortable that people report falling asleep on it! What makes it an outstanding purchase is that it also comes with a 5 year warranty. The chair also has commendable features such a tilt control, which allows you to adjust the chair to the preferred slant for your body, as well as good back angle adjustment.

The Raynor Ergohuman chair is top of the range, and for its price, gives the quality that you would expect. It also comes in a variety of colors, such as blue, grey, black and orange. With swivel wheels it makes it easy to move around while doing important tasks. The upholstery is of the finest quality and also comes with mesh covering that promotes hygiene and temperature control.

If you want your chair to be confortable, last for years, and be durable,  this chair is an absolute must have for any office.

Buy $649.00

Herman Miller Aeron

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With a 12-year warranty, Herman Miller claims to provide comfort that no other chair can provide. It has high tech fabric, namely graphite and carbon, putting it above the rest. It has extra padding, which gives ultimate comfort, but it also gives the chair a unique look.

It’s easy to assemble and the delivery is timeless. The Aeron chair distributes body weight throughout making it a guaranteed chair for comfort. It also has mesh fabric, but the mesh is tighter, giving a more luxurious and less economical look. Keep in mind that all the product parts are fully replaceable.

Buy $577.15

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Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov is a 21 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

December 10 2013

18:54

Oil Roll On





How cool is this idea for spreading your oil onto your bread! Just easily roll it on. No waste, no mess.
By Croatian studio Oaza!

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07:13

Garden Offices – Working From Your Shed

With the rise of telecommuting (working from home) prompted in part by the global financial meltdown and the redundancies that occurred as a result, there has been an increase in the popularity of the concept of “shedworking,” or working out of a converted garden shed.

Others have decided to abandon the office environment in favor of spending more time at home, being able to pick up kids from school, having the luxury of starting and finishing work when it suits them and of course, eliminating all that time spent travelling to and from work.

Whether you have been forced out of your office, or have consciously chosen to leave it behind, working from home can be made a far more pleasurable experience and your productivity greatly increased by moving your office to the shed.

Office Potential

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A garden shed has enormous potential to function as an office because it is a self contained space not vying for attention with other parts of your house. A study in the main body of your house is only a few rooms away from your kitchen, your living room and all the distractions that these rooms contain.

Added to that, creating a garden office gives you the all too rare opportunity to design, customize and personalize your working environment from scratch. Choosing to work in a spare room or a study in your house is more restrictive, because you have to work around the room’s existing size and shape.

Creating your ideal Workspace

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  • Hook up your shed to your house’s electrical supply, phone line and internet connection by using a subterranean cable running from your house to your shed.
  • Warm up your shed by using insulation, double glazing and a portable heater.
  • Secure your shed. This is very important as you will no doubt have all of your personal files as well as expensive hardware in your garden office.

Once you’ve taken care of these basics, you can start having some real fun creating your office. Uninteresting though the above steps may be, they are absolutely essential to making the most of the garden office experience. You can start making your garden shed into your ideal working environment by:

  • Decorating it – Paint the walls, lay a carpet, hang up your favourite pictures, hang up an inspirational quote… however you do this, this is vital to making your shed personal to you
  • Choosing furniture – Having the right furniture is very important. This will depend largely on the nature of your work, you might not need lots of desk space for example, but you might require a sofa and a bookshelf.

Working from a garden office is practical and enjoyable in every sense. It fuses the benefits of working from home with the convenience of working in your garden. There is also the added benefit of having the great outdoors on your office doorstep, giving you the possibility of taking your work into the garden on a nice day.

If you’re new to telecommuting, or have been doing it for a while, a garden office could have a huge impact on your ability to concentrate and produce good quality work. You don’t have to build your own shed from scratch either. Many sheds today are sold prefabricated, so that all you have to do is to order a shed, pick a location in your garden and start planning your new home office.

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Antoni Swidlicki
Antoni Swidlicki
Antoni Swidlicki is a content creator for Garden Buildings Online, who supply the UK with prefabricated garden buildings.

December 06 2013

17:09

Industrial building transformed to beautiful loft in TriBeca

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This sensational property was a former industrial building transformed into a beautiful loft in TriBeca, New York by Threshold Interiors.

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December 01 2013

17:56

Hangbag: A Shopping Bag With A Twist








Shopping bags are naturally given to the customers as they purchase clothes from the store and they are unintentionally collected at homes. What if we add a twist to these bags and transform it as hangers when you take your clothes home? By following the easy-to-follow graphic instructions on the bag, users can easily reuse the shopping bag in a more practical manner while also being sustainable. Don’t stack shopping bags in a corner anymore. Hangbag can be revolutionary!

Designers : Parin Sanghvi, Shruti Gupta, and Mohit Singhvi

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November 25 2013

18:13

Building transformed into industrial home in Portland

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SE Division Street is a commercial building project that was transformed by Emerick Architects into an industrial home by adding a second story light-filled living space in Portland, Oregon.

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Top 10 Vintage Cars

If you love vintage iconic cars, riding spirit, motors then you will find here great references of the best nostalgic car designs that made history since our days.You will see great brands, from high hp sports cars to economic standards.

Ferrari 330 p4, the Ferrari P series were prototype sports cars in the 1960s and early 1970s.Although Enzo Ferrari resisted the move even with Cooper dominating F1, Ferrari began producing mid-engined racing cars in 1960 with the Ferrari Dino-V6-engine Formula Two 156, which would be turned into the Formula One-winner of 1961.top 10 vintage cars2 Top 10 Vintage Cars

top 10 vintage cars3 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars1 Top 10 Vintage Cars This unique Bugatti Type 51 Dubos Coupé is a prime example of a tradition typical for the 1930s; the re-bodying of obsolete racing cars for road use. By combining the race-bred underpinnings with luxurious roadster and coupe bodies, the cars were given a new lease of life.top 10 vintage cars4 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars5 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars6 Top 10 Vintage Cars The Plymouth Fury is model of automobile which was produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1989. The Fury was introduced as a sporty, premium-priced model designed to showcase the line, with the intent to draw consumers into showrooms.top 10 vintage cars9 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars8 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars7 Top 10 Vintage Cars The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British racing car, built and designed in England (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III) and in the United States (Mk IV) respectively, and powered by a series of American-built engines, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times.top 10 vintage cars10 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars11 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars12 Top 10 Vintage Cars   The Jaguar XJ13 was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar to challenge at Le Mans in the mid-1960s.It never raced, and only one was ever produced. The car has not been officially valued, but a £7 million bid for it was declined by the owners in 1996. top 10 vintage cars15 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars14 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars13 Top 10 Vintage Cars The Lamborghini Miura was a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1972. The car is widely considered to have instigated the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. At launch, it was the fastest production road car available.top 10 vintage cars18 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars17 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars16 Top 10 Vintage Cars Mercedes 300Sl was built by Daimler-Benz AG, the fuel-injected production model was based on the company’s highly successful yet somewhat less powerful carbureted 1952 race car, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL (W194).top 10 vintage cars19 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars20 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars21 Top 10 Vintage Cars The AC Cobra, sold as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra in the United States and often known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in that country, is an American-engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962.top 10 vintage cars23 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars24 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars25 Top 10 Vintage Cars The Volkswagen Type 2  (T1) was manufactured between 1950 and 1967 although it was still produced in Brazil until 1976.The Type 2 is mostly known from its popularity in the counterculture movement of the 1960s.top 10 vintage cars29 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars30 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars31 Top 10 Vintage Cars The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. The Beetle was designed for sustained high speed on the Autobahn. It ultimately gave rise to variants, including the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and the Volkswagen Type 2 bus.top 10 vintage cars26 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars27 Top 10 Vintage Carstop 10 vintage cars28 Top 10 Vintage Cars

 

 

 

 


    






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