Volkswagen 21 Window Samba

Volkswagen Type 2 '21-Window' Deluxe Microbus

The 21 Window Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the iconic Type 2 Microbus, it was offered in both 23 and 21 window variants and both had 8 panoramic windows in the roof as well as a long fabric sunroof. When it was first introduced in Europe, Volkswagen marketed the Samba as a…

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray


The second generation Corvette was introduced in 1963, it was a substantial update over the original 10 year old design and for the first time a hardtop version was offered. From an engineering perspective the most important update in the C2 Corvette was the introduction of independent rear suspension, the C1 had a solid rear…

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Ford GT40 Cutaway

1965 Ford GT40

The GT40 gave Ford the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer in 1966, the win was noteworthy for a few reasons – it was also the first win for an American team at a large European race since Jimmy Murphy took the top step on the podium with his Duesenberg in 1921…

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Jaguar XJ220


“The Saturday Club” was an unofficial group of 12 Jaguar engineers and designers who worked after-hours and on weekends to secretly develop the car that would launch the company directly to the top of the list of the world’s fastest car manufacturers. The Jaguar XJ220 was a revelation when it was first shown to the…

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American Look: A Populuxe Film

American Look

American Look is a film produced by Chevrolet Motors in 1958 as a look into the industrial design of the decade. It’s a surprisingly expansive film that covers far more than just automotive design, the glimpse it offers into the design and style of the 1950s is amongst the best I’ve seen. Those of you…

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Maserati Boomerang


The Maserati Boomerang is undoubtably one of the most important concept cars of the 20th century, it’s revolutionary wedge shape would go on to influence automobile designers for decades to come, and it would become the de facto shape for almost all supercars from the decade of its introduction onwards. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the…

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Fire Design Extinguishers

Fire Design Extinguishers

Fire Design is a French company that was founded by artist and product designer Rodolphe Gimenez, his goal is to create fire extinguishers that people actually want to put in their homes – only 5% of residential buildings have fire extinguishers installed, and study after study has shown that having an extinguisher on hand can…

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The GM Firebird III Gas Turbine Car

GM Firebird lll Gas Turbine Car 1

The General Motors Firebird lll gas turbine car was a concept developed in 1958 as a progression of the Firebird I and Firebird II vehicles. None of these cars were intended for mass production, instead they were a testing ground for new technologies and drivetrains. The Firebird III was developed with a gas turbine drive…

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Auburn Speedster Barn Find

Auburn Speedster

The American answer to the lightning fast Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles coming out of Europe in the 1920s was the Auburn Speedster, a car designed by Gordon Buehrig that was audacious even in the heady days of the pre-Great Depression United States. It’s difficult to say anything about the design of the Auburn Speedster…

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4Style Leather Duffel Bag by Chivote

Leather Duffel Bag

The new 4Style Duffel Bag by Chivote is designed to allow owners to wear it as a backpack, shoulder bag, messenger bag or handheld bag – whilst still conforming to the size restrictions most airlines place on carry on luggage. Each bag is made from Italian leather with hand-stitched seams, has a double zip opening…

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