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Just add water: Free Style Blumenvase in my xB

Being a fan of the traditional Japanese art, I have always looked with interest at the different traditions of flower arrangement they use in their interiors. Commonly known as ikebana, it has many styles, schools, and rules that need to be followed to properly express the beauty of nature and bring that into the space we live in. Free Style is a contemporary and recently developed art and suits me best: do how you feel and use what you got. I have always liked the popular car accessory of the past - the bud vase or blumenvase, as it is called in the VW world (which is how i got familiar with it). So here is my attempt to apply both of the traditions to my own car:



The passenger side area above the glove box has a removable tray that I decided to use to hold the "vase." I made the mold and copied it to the piece of plastic:



One of the intake velocity stacks I had laying around looked suitable to hold the flowers in place so it has been bolted to the base:



This removable set-up drops into the tray that can even hold water to support life for some time:



The end result:



Now all I had to do was add water and some flowers to brighten the dash up.


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This is sooo cute. I love this mod. Good job and thank you !


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Stainless steel and black plastic clash too much for me. I'd go with black lacquer, myself. But Free Style lets you run with what you brung. Looks good!

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Whats that silver bar thingy?


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That's a bar to keep things like my CD case from flying out of that tray. I've had that for a while.
The color is matched to the rest of the silver interior accents- that area looked like a black hole. I like contrasts and wanted to continue with factory black/silver combo.

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Re: Just add water: Free Style Blumenvase in my xB

Looks great. I like this touch. Something like this would go well with the jdm flower knob. As for the bar you have, did you make that? I constantly have stuff falling from that area. Either way, looks nice.
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Pch thats a great idea! Did u make that?

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Re: Just add water: Free Style Blumenvase in my xB

I put black cabinet liner in my cubby hole to keep stuff from flying around.. works pretty good.. as long as stuff isn't stacked or something.. Also.. I love this mod.. I'd totally rock it except thats where all my Ipod/Aux cables are run.. :/

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My hubby and I like the rack/bar too to keep things from sliding off the shelf there. Did you make it or buy it? If the latter, where?
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Thanks! Made that out of aluminum rod. Running it straight side to side without any bends would've been much easier and still work the same. I need to find pics how it was made on my other comp.

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Re: Just add water: Free Style Blumenvase in my xB

This would be an amazing way to integrate my love for the VW world with my love for my xB... and it would totally win brownie points with my Sister-In-Law who runs a Black Turbo Beetle. =)

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If i find something that would work nicely in place of the velocity stack (i only had one) sure, that would be fun. Any new ideas anybody?

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Classic Swarovski crystal, of course!

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very slick Victor. Would be great for car shows to drop some fresh flowers in.

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Great idea. True feng shui for an automobile !
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very slick Victor. Would be great for car shows to drop some fresh flowers in.
A little branch of cherry blossom is how i see it. But it's not the season for that now, so i had to use flowers for the picture.

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love it man! i actually ride with my gf every weekends i think that will make her more in love me with if i have those on my xb lol
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