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Top 100 Design Trends in October

From Shower-Friendly Wine Holders to Whisky-Infused Coins

— October 27, 2018 — Art & Design
The October 2018 design trends boast innovations in UX and UI that are extremely function-forward, exceptionally aesthetically pleasing or both. For one, Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder can be considered an extremely worthwhile creation that allows one to enjoy a full-bodied red in the bathtub.

In terms of contemporary art, the October 2018 design round-up highlights Daniel Arsham's '3018.' The exhibition imagines a dystopian landscape, set a 100 years from now, through decaying pop culture icons like life-size sculptures of the flying car from Back to the Future. In conjunction with the presentation, Arsham offers art lovers an extremely limited edition of breakable bears. These sculptures boast a plaster-reinforced layer that is to be broken — an activity that boasts a subtle personalization opportunity in the world of contemporary art.
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Earthly Contemporary Lighting Collection
Earthly Contemporary Lighting Collection
Brave Matter Uses Himalayan Pink Salt as a Material
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97
Multi-Surface Tables
Multi-Surface Tables
This Cocktails' Table Has Satellite Surfaces for a Party's Worth of Drinks
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96
Eco-Friendly Bright Orange Homes
Eco-Friendly Bright Orange Homes
Chris Moore's Living Abode References Passivhaus Standards
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95
Design-Forward Charitable Turntables
Design-Forward Charitable Turntables
Secret 7" is Fundraising for Mental Health with This Project
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94
Sleek High-Quality Bluetooth Speakers
Sleek High-Quality Bluetooth Speakers
Libratone's New Speaker Boasts a Design with a Zip
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93
Urban Sterilizer Stations
Urban Sterilizer Stations
The Lambda Makes Waterless Hand-Cleaning Possible in Public Places
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92
Rotating Colorful Beach Huts
Rotating Colorful Beach Huts
Jak Studio Creates a Striped Structure That Can Follow the Sun
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91
Ultra-Minimalist Contemporary Benches
Ultra-Minimalist Contemporary Benches
Videre Licet's 'Offset Cube' is Incredibly Elegant & Chic
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90
Small Low-Energy Desk Lamps
Small Low-Energy Desk Lamps
Angelpoise's 90 Mini Mini Lamp is Half the Original Lamp's Size
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89
Child-Resistant Cannabis Packaging
Child-Resistant Cannabis Packaging
Duallok Keeps Children Out of Cannabis-Related Products
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88
Hybrid Winter Implements
Hybrid Winter Implements
A Combined Shovel and Brush is a Handy Companion for Snowstorm Car Care
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87
Luxury Writing Instruments
Luxury Writing Instruments
Bentley and Faber Castell Have Collaborated on Strikingly Gorgeous Pens
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86
Sculptural Concrete Faucet Designs
Sculptural Concrete Faucet Designs
Brizo's 'Vettis Bath Collection' is Informed by Brutalism
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85
Cinematically Inspired Footwear Designs
Cinematically Inspired Footwear Designs
Reebok's Predator Sneakers Boast a Camo-Style Aesthetic
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84
Hybrid Ink Multi-Pens
Hybrid Ink Multi-Pens
The Uni Jetstream Prime Includes Two Pens and a Mechanical Pencil
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83
Illuminating Sculptural Water Fountains
Illuminating Sculptural Water Fountains
Michael Anastassiades References Classical Architecture
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82
Nautically Inspired Pocket Knives
Nautically Inspired Pocket Knives
The Victorinox Skipper Pro Features a MarlinSpike to Undo Rope
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81
Iridescent Coffee Shop Tumblers
Iridescent Coffee Shop Tumblers
Starbucks' New Christmas Tumblers are as Sparkly as Snow Globes
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80
Modular Hard Drive Towers
Modular Hard Drive Towers
The UP Memory Tower Neatly Organizes a Hard Drive System
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79
Adaptable Four-in-One Sneakers
Adaptable Four-in-One Sneakers
Nextllen's Versatile Sneakers are Ideal for a Number of Occasions
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78
Corrugated Metal Furniture Detailing
Corrugated Metal Furniture Detailing
Beeline Design's 'Ridge Collection' is a Material Experiment
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77
Sustainable Dog House Parades
Sustainable Dog House Parades
House of Dogs Tasked Designers with Creating Sustainable Dog Houses
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76
Balloon-Molded Bowls
Balloon-Molded Bowls
Guy van Leemput Makes Delicate Ceramics Using Inflated Balloons as Bases
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75
Amazingly Stylish Wireless Earphones
Amazingly Stylish Wireless Earphones
Master & Dynamic Succeed in Refining the Wireless Silhouette
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74
Customizable Handmade Crystal Mugs
Customizable Handmade Crystal Mugs
Essarai Ceramics Produces Mugs That are Literal Works of Art
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73
Breakable Limited Edition Collectibles
Breakable Limited Edition Collectibles
Daniel Arsham's CRACKED BEARS Call for Fan Participation
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72
Stylish Pink Brunch Cafes
Stylish Pink Brunch Cafes
This Odessa Bakery and Cafe Boasts a Dreamy Interior
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71
Color-Changing Workspaces
Color-Changing Workspaces
This Modern Worspace Design Plays with Forms of Light, Shadow and Color
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70
Rose Copper Light Pendants
Rose Copper Light Pendants
The Ambra Pendant Plays with Contrasting Texture and Shapes
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69
Sleek Contemporary Hawaiian Hotels
Sleek Contemporary Hawaiian Hotels
OMFGCO Infuses the Laylow Hotel with a Mid-Century Aesthetic
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68
Photographically Printed Textured Fabrics
Photographically Printed Textured Fabrics
Kirkby Design x Tom Dixon's Detailed Work is Interesting
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67
Ultra-Minimalist Wireless Keyboards
Ultra-Minimalist Wireless Keyboards
Vinpok Taptek is a Slim and Sleek Wireless Keyboard for Mac
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66
Ergonomically Correct Architecture Tools
Ergonomically Correct Architecture Tools
Sean Riley's Design Will Alleviate Strains on the Hand
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65
Low-Slung All-Black Homes
Low-Slung All-Black Homes
Deborah Berke Partners Designs an Elongated Contemporary House
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64
Reflective Art Studio Extensions
Reflective Art Studio Extensions
Chen + Suchart Studio Create a Glazed Extension for a Modern Home
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63
Understated Pocket Knives
Understated Pocket Knives
The Kershaw Concierge is a Stylish Modern Gentleman's Knife
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62
Architect-Reinterpreted Handbags
Architect-Reinterpreted Handbags
Three Female Architects Creatively Redesigned the Prada Handbag
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61
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Frank Gehry Designs Facebook's Headquarters in Silicon Valley
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60
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Lancaster University Students' Design is City-Friendly
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59
Adorable Animal Home Decor
Adorable Animal Home Decor
Studio Front Creates Cute and Modern Resting Animals for Vitra
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58
Affordable Minimalist Dishware Collections
Affordable Minimalist Dishware Collections
Year & Day Offers Millenials High-Quality Dishware
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57
EEG-Dependent Art Installations
EEG-Dependent Art Installations
David Carson & Thijs Biersteker Produce Interactive Responsive Art
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56
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
TID Watches Partners Up with Clara Von Zweigbergk for a Cheerful Piece
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55
Easy Replanter Pots
Easy Replanter Pots
The Rem'Pot Makes Repotting Your Plants a Simple and Shovel-Free Exercise
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54
Load-Bearing End Tables
Load-Bearing End Tables
This Tubular Steel Table Provides a Flat Surface and Several Pegs As Hooks
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53
3D-Printed Imaginative Rug Designs
3D-Printed Imaginative Rug Designs
These Design-Forward Rugs are Presented at 'Dutch Stuff'
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52
Conceptualized Autonomous Vehicle Interiors
Conceptualized Autonomous Vehicle Interiors
IKEA's Latest Project is Futuristic and Imaginative
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51
Geometry-Themed Home Goods
Geometry-Themed Home Goods
NOOM's Suprematic Collection is Full of Lighting and Vases
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50
Impressively Stacked Home Designs
Impressively Stacked Home Designs
This House by FreelandBuck Proves to Be Exceptionally Crafted
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49
Celebrity-Owned Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Celebrity-Owned Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Opened a UK Pop-Up Store
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48
Origami-Inspired Seating
Origami-Inspired Seating
The Exo Chair Mimics the Folding of Paper and the Rigidity of Sculpture
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47
Augmented Reality Online Shopping
Augmented Reality Online Shopping
Opendesk Allows Its Customers to Choose Furniture with AR
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46
Shower-Friendly Wine Holders
Shower-Friendly Wine Holders
The Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder Lets You Enjoy Vino in the Tub
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45
Luxurious Custom Stationery Sets
Luxurious Custom Stationery Sets
Château D’esclans Whispering Angel's Card & Envelope are Delicate
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44
Pop Culture-Referencing Dystopian Art
Pop Culture-Referencing Dystopian Art
Daniel Arsham's '3018' Exhibition is Raw and Future-Facing
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43
Modular Open-Plan Offices
Modular Open-Plan Offices
Work & Co’s Open-Concept Office Space Was Created as a Gathering Place
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42
Luxurious Long-Range Electric Vehicles
Luxurious Long-Range Electric Vehicles
BMW's Vision iNext Concept Will Go into Production by 2021
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41
Bright Pastel Apartment Interiors
Bright Pastel Apartment Interiors
HAO Design's 'Starburst House' Boasts a Contemporary Aesthetic
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40
Urban Gardening Accessories
Urban Gardening Accessories
RT1home Curates Items Specifically for Modern Gardeners
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39
Customizable Modular Mattresses
Customizable Modular Mattresses
The M3 Launchpad Adapts to Sleep Patterns, Seasons and Conditions
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38
Serene Coastal Yoga Studios
Serene Coastal Yoga Studios
The 'Warrior One' Yoga Studio Design Creates a Rich Sensory Experience
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37
Ultra-Colorful Pastel Cafe Interiors
Ultra-Colorful Pastel Cafe Interiors
Appareil Architecture Arranges a Whimsical & Engaging Design
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36
Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
The PuffCuff Was Awarded the Sally Beauty Innovation Award
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35
Eco-Conscious Flat-Pack Furniture
Eco-Conscious Flat-Pack Furniture
Henning Stummel's Compact Furniture Collection is Sustainable
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34
Engaging Kaleidoscope Furniture Collections
Engaging Kaleidoscope Furniture Collections
IKEA's SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Line is Inspired by DIY Projects
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33
Co-Branded Dessert Cosmetics
Co-Branded Dessert Cosmetics
Sephora and Museum of Ice Cream are Launching Collaborative Makeup
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32
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
'Project Milestone' Will Be Available Through Vesteda
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31
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Framestudio Creates the Opportunity for an At-Home Spa Day
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30
Sleek Baby Gear Collections
Sleek Baby Gear Collections
Milk & Honey Babies Offers a Variety of Elegant & Functional Styles
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29
Vacuum-Sealed Sofas
Vacuum-Sealed Sofas
This Collection of Compressed Furniture Makes Moving a Lighter Weight Effort
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28
Multi-Purpose PIggy Banks
Multi-Purpose PIggy Banks
The Storage Box Series Conceals Loose Coins and Collects Assorted Items
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27
Whisky-Infused Coins
Whisky-Infused Coins
The Whisky Coin Contains a Drop of the World's Oldest Vintage Whisky
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26
Emerald Green Apartment Interiors
Emerald Green Apartment Interiors
Atelier Sagitta's Design is Color-Rich, Bold and Assertive
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25
Clever Photochromic Packaging Designs
Clever Photochromic Packaging Designs
Cheetos' Packaging Strategy is Interactive and Entertaining
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24
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Glasstic is Sustainable, Ultra-Convenient and Fully Customizable
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23
Vibrant Art Deco Bags
Vibrant Art Deco Bags
EDAS Focuses on Sustainability Through One-of-a-Kind Designs
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22
Collaborative Creative Projects
Collaborative Creative Projects
Peanuts Global Art Collective & STORY Boast Community Enhancement
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21
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
Be-poles' Design is Strongly Informed by Agriculture Traditions
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20
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Safdie Architects' Building Boasts a "Hillside of Terraces"
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19
Award-Winning Ice Cream Sculptures
Award-Winning Ice Cream Sculptures
Sally Reynolds' Creation is Shaped Like a Woman's Breast
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18
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Ström Architects Designs a Glazed House for a Family of Five
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17
Plant-Based Air Purifiers
Plant-Based Air Purifiers
brēth Brings a Functional Nature-Infused Element to the Household
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16
Breathtaking Aerial Photographs
Breathtaking Aerial Photographs
Alex Medina Takes Incredibly Satisfying Photographs of Burning Man
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15
Paper-Made Window Display Installations
Paper-Made Window Display Installations
Helen Musselwhite's Art is Whimsical & Multicultural
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14
Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
This Apartment by tsai design is Just 35-Square-Meters in Size
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13
Convertible Portable Fans
Convertible Portable Fans
This Portable Mini Fan is Compact and Adjustable for Convenient Cooling
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12
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Snowe's Latest Collection is the Epitome of Refined Quality
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11
Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Qixuan Lim Presents Limbs and Organs as Food Creations
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10
Whimsically Interactive Candy Installations
Whimsically Interactive Candy Installations
Candytopia is a Vibrant Real-Life Candy Wonderland
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9
Silent Wireless Breast Pumps
Silent Wireless Breast Pumps
Elvie's Ultra-comfortable Design is Compatible with Nursing Bras
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8
Zero-Waste Restaurant Barns
Zero-Waste Restaurant Barns
Overtreders W Borrows Construction Materials for This Structure
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7
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
The Hero Organizer Adds a Stylish Twist to One's Desktop
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6
Alternative Engagement Rings
Alternative Engagement Rings
Arsaeus' Salt and Pepper Diamond Rings Have Captivating Character
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5
Sensual Futuristic Streetwear Collections
Sensual Futuristic Streetwear Collections
The HUF X Sorayama Collab Boasts Sexually Charged Robots
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4
Gen Z-Targeting Makeup Brands
Gen Z-Targeting Makeup Brands
Marta Veludo & Another Studio Produce a Whimsical Brand Identity
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3
Physical Modification Exhibitions
Physical Modification Exhibitions
Simon Huck's Otherworldly Installations are Very Fantastical
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2
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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1
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
This Flexible Bath Solves Three Major Problems Associated with Bathtubs
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