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The PopUp Hotel: Catch it while you can

This post is about a new hospitality innovation, rather than a new product per se, but don’t let that put you off. The PopUp hotel has enough cleverness and beauty to please every design junkie, even if you don’t like camping. The PopUp Hotel is a moving glamping experience that hosts guests in style at a wide range of temporary, rural and open-air events, from Glasto’ to Goodwood. Continue reading

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Hot tub boats: a new lounging experience

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Has anyone of you ever envisioned, dreamed or even perhaps seen anything similar to this? Hot tub boats! Do you also happen to regard this as a pretty cool idea and invention? It certainly doesn’t go unnoticed and am personally intrigued to how the experience is going to be. Soaking up in steamy 104 degrees water, while being surrounded with more water, enjoying the Seattle skyline from Lake Union, lounging with your loved one or friends in a luxurious, fully equipped boat. Continue reading

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TrolleyTote Folding Basket: Delivering the goods

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Even though the TrolleyTote is not the most glamorous basket you’ll find on the market, it has a heart of gold. Combining wheels and engineering grade plastic, the TrolleyTote functions as a bike basket, wheeled trolley and stacking crate, plus it snaps shut when done (so perhaps you can hide it from your hipster mates). Continue reading

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Shipping Container Gives and Takes a Recess

The life of a shipping container is typically not glamorous. Packed to its gills, these containers travel across the globe among up to as many as 15,000 similar containers on a large ship. Once their cargo is unloaded, they’re most often left at the port where they arrived. In the case of Sleeping Around – a shipping container hotel along the river Schelde – that port is Antwerp, Belgium. Continue reading

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Cave tent: Bringing Geodesic to the Masses

The Cave tent design by Heimplanet is a tent like no other. Rather than being based on rigid struts, the tent assumes its kickass structure (Inflatable Diamond Grid FYI) through the inflation of a network of supporting tubes. The geodesic shape’s stability is so impressive that guy ropes are only necessary in the windiest climes, tested up to 120km/h… The look of the tent cannot fail to make you the slickest in the campsite – but frankly these are designed for far more extreme and exotic destinations. Continue reading

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Van Moof M2 Collection bikes: Turning wheels, turning heads

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Van Moof are a Dutch boutique bike brand that have released a new generation of bike designs (M2 Collection) embedded with a ton of features whilst maintaining a coherent and clean look. Continue reading

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The Square: a water bottle that might just be your new best friend

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In today’s active lifestyles we all know how important it is to keep hydrated, whether working out at the gym, hiking outdoors, or simply throughout the day doing errands, attending meetings… the list goes on and on. However, finding the perfect water bottle is not a simple task. It needs to be comfortable to carry, easy to clean, and without any of that awful metallic aftertaste some of us know so well. Meet the Square – a new kind of water bottle, born after a three-year collaboration between a group of former Apple engineers, that might just be your new best friend. Continue reading

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Sylvan Camper: Coolest. Camper. Ever.

This must be the coolest camper ever! Sylvan Camper to begin with is so much more than just a travel trailer. It is your most trustworthy companion, hauled behind your car, not requiring that much extra fuel when driving, thanks to it being as light as a feather could be for a construction and conception of its size. Designed and manufactured by experts in the company’s North Carolina facilities, every Go camping trailer is built by a team of highly trained craftsmen with the intention to guarantee good performance for years. Continue reading

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Portable grills: Supper in the wilderness

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Designed by a debutante inventor, the Slatgrill is a simple solution to remote cooking and grilling. The 3 piece design is unpretentious, collapsible and infinitely portable – the heaviest version ‘The Trail’ weighs under 1.5 kilos, and the lightest ‘Summit’ only 0.6 kilos. Continue reading

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Donkybike: A workhorse for the workforce!

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The Donkybike urban cycle is the reliable result of problem-solving design. It has two cargo shelves at the front and back that can be used to carry not just baguettes or onions, but significant (ie. useful) loads around when you need to. It allows you to fully enjoy the convenience, cheapness, health and Eco-friendliness of city cycling and to carry more than just the essentials. Continue reading