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Cuddly Travel Mate

20 Oct

Last week I went to the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and there I visited the graduation expo of the Design Acadamy where I saw lots of interesting stuff. A lot of designers came up with cool idea’s for people who travel a lot around the world. The so calles ‘Urban Nomads’, there was one designer who made a product line of furniture that is easy to pack and move, a designer who made cool bags to travel your pet with you and also this sleepover bag which I really liked:

This is the ‘Sleep Over’ bag, designed by Man & Identity student Lisa Lagemaat of the Design Acadamy Eindhoven. The Sleep Over bag is a soft and cuddly bag that offers your body support and warmth and keeps your personal belongings safe at the same time. The quilted material and ergonomic form make you want to hold them close, the bag just easily adepts to any pose.

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This is the ultimate solution for the die hard Urban Nomads among us. Considering that I’m a Urban Nomad myself this product would really help me to get enough rest during al my train rides around the country. Traveling goes so much faster when you’re dreaming about nice things, especially when you have a long day ahead of you. The only problem most people have in the train or on the road is the that you can keep an eye on your bag while you asleep. This bag combines a comfy sleeping position with the possibility to keep your stuff really close to you, how cool is that?!

Because of globalization where probably going to travel a lot more around the world in the future. But since everything is moving really fast and where not having enough time for ourselves to really relax, the only time we have to take a nap might be on the road. I’m not sure if I can see people standing with their Sleep Over bag in the queue at the Albert Heijn, but it might be a solution for when you’re backpacking around the world…

Smart Material, Palm Leather

2 Oct

The Resort Slipper

Today I went to the Transnatural festival at NEMO Amsterdam, an art, design and industry exhibition about balancing nature & technology.

There was one thing that really caught my attention, ‘The Resort Slipper’ from Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven. He discovered that when the leaf of a palm is combined with a bio-organic solution is has the same characteristics as leather or rubber. The Resort Slipper is produced from this material, it’s an economic, fully bio-gradable sandal who can replace the disposable flip-flop.

Tjeerd Veenhoven - Palm Leather

A very sustainable way of producing and also a very cool and original product, the palm leafs also feel very nice and comfortable and it’s very flexible to0.

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