This 100% self-sustaining cabin is was placed in the forest without a trace of fossil fuels!

You know my love for cabins and sustainability, I am always searching for the best cabins to go live in once the pandemic is over and sustainable designs that can help slow down the climate crisis. I finally found a design that marries them both and this is the most perfect cabin to exist on my list – a 100% self-sustaining and sustainable off-the-grid cabin that focuses on enjoying as well as preserving the environment it is in! They invented an assembly architecture that is fully adaptable to the environment and doesn’t even need a boom truck to be transported because of the construction technology (through assemblies) – the team takes the materials anywhere even when the construction site is far from the car path.

The latest cabin by the company is called Krul and is developed to perform independently of passive systems. The interiors are designed in a way to allow maximum natural sunlight, especially during winters to keep it naturally warm as much as possible. The orientation of the structure also maintains breezy natural ventilation even during summers. The water harvested or used is naturally treated through a worm-based Lombrifiltro system – think of it as biomimicry of our natural ecosystem. It provides enough for reuse (shower to WC), sanitation, drinking water, and sewage system. The wood used is treated with the best product on the market, certified without chemicals, and the best sealing technology in the world Rothoblass. The cabin completely eliminates the need for fossil fuels, external services, and bills!

ZeroCabin wants to change the habits of its occupants by providing the tools to live sustainably. “It is not about ‘what happens if the water-scarce,’ the questions these days should be ‘if the waters scarce, are my habits according to the water available in the place where I live? If the solar energy is not enough, are my consumption habits according to the energy available?” adds the team when talking about the thought process behind the design. All ZeroCabins regardless of the modality you buy (turnkey or DIY) have a structural base that allows optimal capture of their only two inputs, just like trees: sun and rainwater. The cabin maximizes functionality oversize but includes a wide range of modifications you can do based on the land you want to put it on and as long as it is aligned with their environmental guidelines.

Additionally, the company also encourages all cabin owners to be a part of their 100% ecological tourism network. Every cabin kit sold finances planting of native trees according to the reforestation campaigns. “We do not seek to make houses with character, spatiality, or identity … our architect is nature and its rules, and from there we create something for you. The result is a respectful mutualism that will not break the limits of the environment and in gratitude, you will be able to live without accounts happy of life for the rest of your life,” says the team with utmost love for their work and their efforts to help the environment. ZeroCabin is a home that adapts to you and the planet seamlessly.

Designer: ZeroCabin

This cat kennel doubles as a cat tower and storage area with enough room for two indoor litter boxes!

For the most part, cats know how to take care of themselves. The only thing they can’t do is buy cat litter and tin cans filled with wet salmon puree or chicken. All they need is a tiny home to call their own and they’ll be set. Luckily enough, designers at PaiPai Pets created a sort of tiny home for cats to play inside of and where their humans can stow away the litter box.

PaiPai Pets’ double basin cat kennel is a cat tower and console storage cabinet in one. Looking at the kennel head-on, two wide doors border a narrower middle door, which opens up to the kennel’s storage unit and jungle-gym interior. On the left and right sides of the kennel, there’s enough space to fit two large litter boxes, which are always accessible through the middle door’s open porthole.

Behind the kennel’s center cabinet, storage shelves can be found where cat owners can stow away smaller items like cans of wet cat food and litter scoopers. Painted in bright white, with natural wood accents along the perimeter, the kennel can remain discreet even in busier home spaces like the living room or den. Along the sides of the kennel, smaller portholes allow for plenty of airflow as well as a fun way for you to play whack-a-mole with your cat.

One of the main reasons people stay away from adopting kittens and cats is due to the smell of cat litter and the hassle that comes with taking care of that– if only cats could take care of their business and its smell too. PaiPai Pets’ double basin cat kennel provides a way for you and your cat to have your tuna and eat it too. With enough space to house two litter boxes and all the feline accessories you might need, PaiPai Pets takes care of the dirty business that we wish our cat could.

Designer: PaiPai Pets

PaiPai Pets’ double basin cat kennel has enough room to git two full-size litter boxes.

When closed, PaiPai Pets’ cat kennel is as nondescript as any other console storage unit.

The middle door opens up to a shelved compartment area for smaller accessories like litter scoopers and cans of food.

While the double basin cat kennel features areas for two litter boxes, there’s also room for a play area in the middle.

The side panels of PaiPai Pets’ cat kennel feature circular portholes that allow airflow and an additional play area for cats.

Camping products designed to glam up your rustic millennial camping adventure!

After a tiring week at work, with the weekend joyfully looming ahead of me, I often find myself fantasizing about a short sweet getaway! Just a few days away from my hectic life, and this hectic world, in a bubble of my own, where all my worries are nowhere to be seen. The pandemic may restrict my actual traveling plans, but it definitely cannot restrict my daydreams about vacations! Jetsetting on a flight may not be a practical option right now, but I do think Camping is a plausible plan! Although camping does have a few downsides too! I mean, you have to get down and dirty, live life on the road, and tackle the moodiness of the elements. In such a scenario, having a set of trustworthy and handy camping products can make a world of difference! Having the right products by your side can make your life much easier during those crucial moments. From an avocado-shaped tent to a portable bbq grill that folds into a suitcase, we’ve curated some fun and functional camping product designs for you! Enjoy.

You can find these unique tents in the Borgloon forest in Belgium if you are looking for a safer alternative to the usual touristy destinations post the pandemic. In fact, it has gained attention only now when people are looking to camp outdoors because it is safer, won’t require you to fly, budget-friendly and avoids the crowds. Designed by the Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, these ‘Tranendreef’ tree tents blend architecture and sculpture into one functional structure. The tent is suspended above the ground and basically hangs on the tree like fruit. The guests use a ladder to get inside/outside. It can host two adults and two small children. Originally installed as part of a public art project called ‘Pit’ (hence the avocado shape we assume) organized by Z33, it brought art into the public space of Borgloon.

The Z-Triton Electric Houseboat was created as a vehicle that could serve as an alternative to the traditional camper. It is comfortable enough to house two adults for a weekend getaway and the choice of land or water is up to the travelers. The amphibious nature of the modern camper fits into the flexible lifestyle we lead today, especially since air travel is not on the cards anytime soon it is opening up a lot of avenues for local trips in less popular/offbeat locations. The durable houseboat measures 3.6 meters in length, 1.2 meters in width, and 1.55 meters in height.

The Nomad Grill and smoker doesn’t come with any smart buttons or functionality but the intuitive industrial design makes it better than any smart options out there. It’s ultra-portable, has a cool modern design, and packs down to the size of a small briefcase. To make sure the heat stays inside and not radiate to the outside of the unibody case measuring 2×2 feet, it is crafted from anodized aluminum. The inside cooking area gives you 212 square inches of space for smoking or you can opt to double the space with open-grill mode. That’ll give you enough cooking area to barbeque steaks, ribs, or burgers – or even two racks of ribs or 30 burger patties.

Modern lifestyle has created a new genre of digital nomads – people who love the outdoors while balancing their work/ tech life. After all, while we crave a digital detox, we can’t really completely cut off from our smartphones. How can the humble trailer designs be adapted to meet their new-age camping needs while maintaining that sacred indoor-outdoor balance? The answer to that is the “NoMad” – a light and resistant vehicle that is presented as a fusion between a traditional tent and a futuristic-looking van designed by the ABIBOO Studio. Each NoMad creates this balance by designing 3 unique compartments – a wet area that holds the kitchen and bathroom, a living room/guest room/workroom, and thirdly a master bedroom that separates from to living room to help you disconnect at the end of the day. The layout of the trailer holds the wet area at the center of the design, automatically creating a barrier/ separation between the living room and the bedroom. Given the space constraints, every bit in the vehicle design holds storage space and hidden seating space. Smart use of terraces means we can leverage the outside space once the trailer is settled in.

The TACTICA M.020 Camping Tool Card is the novelty you want to always have in your wallet for the multitude of uses it brings to the fore. Ideal for adventure seekers who want to carry as little gear as possible, the multitool has a surprisingly great combo of minimal size (about that of a credit card) and more than 15 functions that come really handy for people who hike, camp, or go for an unexpected adventure quite often. TACTICA M.020 is made from a single piece of super-tough Grade-5 titanium or 420 stainless steel (depending on the one you choose). Well suited for any tasks at home or in the outdoors this tool includes functions like – a sundial, screwdriver, rope tensioner with finger pulls, saw blade for cutting, pry bar, metric ruler for measuring, fire starter courtesy the removable ferrocerium striker rod, tent peg puller for camping in a jiffy, can opener for home use, and bottle opener for times when you desperately need one!

For the good of every camper, Pyro Camp Fire and Grill presents a portable alternative to setting up the fire under the night sky and grill to prepare a sumptuous meal in the wilderness. Pyro Camp Fire is a portable fire pit constructed chiefly of American steel. It is provided with a grill/griddle extension for enthusiasts who want to create an inviting ambiance by burning wood or charcoal in a safe and clean manner. And when the stomach calls, the top extension can be swapped and you are good to prepare a meal or heat up the precook food on you. Designed by a team of camping and overloading enthusiasts themselves, this portable fire pit has an 18-inch long and 14-inch wide combustion chamber, while the contraption measure 9-inch tall.

Thomas Hoffman, a design student at the University of Colorado, managed to work at EarthRoamer (famous overland camper builder) as part of his senior design project after graduation. This polished his overlander skills, and he finally had the confidence to create something of his own – in the process, creating a teardrop trailer startup that now can be deemed as the best camper trailer out there money can buy. The NS-1 (Nomadic Systems 1) was in the works ever since his design project at the university, and once Hoffman was confident about his skills, the project finally saw fruition. This all-electric rugged camper runs solely on solar power with the ability to power the onboard electronics and appliances, including cabin heater, kitchen, lights, and more.

The Muzen Wild Mini Rugged Outdoor Speaker lets you listen to music anywhere! Portable and compact, it’s perfect to carry on all your camping and outdoor adventures. Equipped with a built-in outdoor flashlight that comes in three modes – high, low, and SOS, the speaker can light up those dark areas you encounter while camping. Boasting a six-hour battery life, the speaker is durable and water-resistant as well, so you can carry it to the beach without fear of spoiling it. Listening to your favorite tunes, without damaging the speaker playing it, is now possible with Muzen’s Outdoor Speaker!

The BioLite Headlamp 750 is a wearable light that helps you see in the dark without having to hold a torch in your hand! Perfect for camping and other outdoor adventures, you can wrap the lamp around your head and make use of its eight lighting modes. You can adjust the settings and the brightness according to your need and the need of the environment. The headlamp’s 3D SlimFit construction ensures it stays tightly fitted on your head, so you can carry out your tasks without the fear of it slipping off!

Lee’s induction dual stovetop was constructed to make those tiring, family trips a little bit more relaxing and easygoing because that’s what camping’s all about if you’re doing it right. Eating is a necessary part of any family trip and cooking for the whole family can sometimes take up that prime golden hour time that should be spent fireside. The design for the induction dual stovetop provides two induction surfaces suited for various kinds of cookware and less time spent actually cooking. Since the family was at the center of this design, Lee incorporated a safety sensor that must alert users of surfaces that might be too hot to touch and an intuitive interface that younger folks can understand just as well as the adults.

Playground fun meets grown-up furniture to make the ultimate sliding chair!

Meet the ‘S-it chair’ – a chair that you sit on by sliding down its backrest!  This might be one of the most natural way to sit in my opinion but make sure you are not sliding in with drinks or snacks because adults have to clean up their own mess. The chair includes a ladder, a handrail, a backrest, and a seat that are all combined together to give us a playful modern piece of furniture. I can picture this in our homes and no one will suspect the amount of fun one can have with their own mini slide-chair!

Designer Shinji was inspired to create this fun design when he was visiting a local playground and went down the slide to bring back some of his fondest childhood memories. He happened to notice that the slope he just slid down had turned into a backrest given that a kid-size slide is practically a chair for an adult and that is how the ‘S-it chair’ came to be. The S-it chair would make a great addition to your yard or even inside office space because, let’s admit it, we all need that unconventional, out-of-the-box inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. Eccentric yet nostalgic with the right mix of functionality, the S-it chair is a piece that elevates what furniture design means for the designers and the end users.

It is perfect for a Netflix binge, a quiet reading session, or that morning lazy moment when you have to start work but don’t feel like it so you literally slide into your chair. This chair is 2021 essential!

Designer: Shinji Hishida

The sustainable alternative to LEGO are these building blocks entirely carved from timber

Classic toys like LEGO building blocks never go out of style. A quick Google search even proves that there’s a whole web of online stores devoted to selling and buying rare, collectible pieces. There’s one standard 2×4 LEGO brick on the market, entirely made from gold, with a firm asking price of just under $15,000 – to each their own. Then, there’s Mokulock, an alternative type of building block. Carved entirely from sustainably sourced timber and not compatible with plastic building blocks, Mokulock works in the same way as LEGO bricks but is a couple of steps ahead on the road towards sustainable toy production.

Coming from a love for trees and the natural world, the designer behind Mokulock recognized the waste that manifests with forest thinning and decided to make use of the smaller trees that are too thin for architectural purposes or furniture-making. Prioritizing simplicity and organic structure over shiny paint jobs, the Mokulock building blocks maintain their original tree’s finish, without additional finishing oil, chemical paint, or glue. While the different timber species used to create the building blocks of Mokulock vary, a sanded finish that promises a soft feel and splinter-free play is guaranteed. Currently, Mokulock uses timber from Japanese Cherry, Japanese Zelkova, Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia, Birch, Hornbeam, and Maple trees to produce their building blocks, which provide different textures and shades of wood for either smooth gradient or color block building projects.

Mokulock was initially created as a means for preservation and sustainability, but the timber used in producing these building blocks offers some mental benefits for the user as well. In addition to supporting an endeavor that provides a sustainable alternative to a worldwide beloved toy, Mokulock utilizes the soft feel of wood to help enhance creativity, stabilize the autonomic nerves by lowering the blood pressure, regulate an otherwise abnormal pulse, and generally calm the nerves. Then again, we don’t need research to remind us of the comfort that comes when we immerse ourselves in nature and notice the solidity of its surrounding trees, the soothing scent of freshly cut timber, and the warm feel of tree bark.

Designer: Mokulock

Due to the tree’s natural coloring, Mokulock offers a wide array of shades for its building blocks.

A natural camouflage color scheme is achieved through the varying natural gradient of Mokulock’s building blocks.

Just like LEGO building blocks, Mokulock bricks can be used to create large-scale 3D scenes or smaller designs like automobiles or miniature pyramids.

Mokulock stays away from using any finishing oil, chemical paint, or glue in the making of their building blocks to maintain an organic finish.

Some of Mokulock’s building blocks come engraved with quirky scenes and characters for children to integrate into their buildings.


This outdoor fire pit + flexible grill is the perfect accessory to elevate your camping trip!

Setting up fire and cooking are two integral things that the average adventurist does wrong. It’s not easy camping if you are not sure how you’re going to set up a fire, and eventually cook the food you have been carrying. Fire pits are an option, but most of them you find on the market weigh heavy and occupy a lot of space; owing to which many campers take to the woods without the equipment. For the good of every camper, Pyro Camp Fire and Grill presents a portable alternative to setting up the fire under the night sky and grill to prepare a sumptuous meal in the wilderness.

Pyro Camp Fire is a portable fire pit constructed chiefly of American steel. It is provided with a grill/griddle extension for enthusiasts who want to create an inviting ambiance by burning wood or charcoal in a safe and clean manner. And when the stomach calls, the top extension can be swapped and you are good to prepare a meal or heat up the precook food on you. Designed by a team of camping and overloading enthusiasts themselves, this portable fire pit has an 18-inch long and 14-inch wide combustion chamber, while the contraption measure 9-inch tall. The entire pit weighs only 14.5 pounds making it appropriate to carry on every camping trail you’re headed for. The standout here is its side-loading system that lets you easily add wood without having to remove the top fire screen or grill.

The lightweight and compact fire pit accommodates up to 16-inch firewood and burns it safely within the combustion chamber covered with a protective mesh of perforated stainless steel. The mesh around the Pyro Camp Fire offers an unobstructed view of fire encircling within, and also provides excellent airflow for complete combustion while containing burning embers safely inside. Pyro Camp Fire includes a removable top fire screen and the ash catcher in the base. While the stainless steel base can be removed for ease of cleaning the ash and debris, the top mesh screen can be removed for open fire experience and swapped with the grill/griddle. The grill cooktop seasons just like cast iron to function as a fantastic cooking surface. The extension includes a cutting board that provides additional prep space.

With Pyro Camp Fire in contention, it’s time to give your camping gear a second thought. If you have been carrying a heavy and outdated fire pit, or don’t have one at all, Pyro should be a nice portable and safe option. Since the fire pit is nicely covered with fire screen all the time, burning embers are controlled within, ensuring even kids can be around it without you having to worry too much. If it interests you, the Camp fire pit retails for $249 and with the grill extension, the price scales up to $349.

Designer: Pyro

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Travel to these sustainably designed hotels and staycations to enjoy an ecotourism style vacay!

Ecotourism has become a growing trend, although I do hope it is here to stay. We all love taking vacations, and if we can integrate sustainability and a greener way of tourism into our holiday plans, then why not? In an attempt to encourage ecotourism, architects have been designing sustainable hotels and resorts! These holiday destinations provide all the facilities and amenities we require for a comfortable (luxurious even in the case of some) stay, while taking care of the local natural environment. We’ve curated a collection of exciting and enjoyable options – from a sustainable ring-shaped hotel in the Arctic circle to a bamboo resort in Bali! We hope this helps you make sustainable and eco-friendly travel plans in the future.

Snøhetta designed ‘Svart’, a sustainable ring-shaped hotel, tucked at the base of Norway’s Almlifjellet Mountain, in the Arctic Circle. The hotel promises to be ‘energy-positive’, which basically means it will produce and create more energy than it consumes! It also promises to consume 85 percent less energy as compared to other contemporary hotels, which can be achieved, owing to the hotel’s solar panels. Snøhetta attempted to design a sustainable hotel that would leave “a minimal environmental footprint on this beautiful northern nature.”

When most people think about living sustainably, they think it means sacrificing luxury but the Ulaman Eco-Retreat Resort made mostly from bamboo is here to show you that sustainability can be well integrated into luxury. Designed by Inspiral Architects, this eco-resort is located in Bali’s Kaba-Kaba village. It has been constructed using materials found directly on the site and the immediate locality which helped the resort become completely carbon zero. Apart from bamboo, rammed earth has been used for the resort‘s ground-level walls. Rammed earth is a wonderful green alternative to concrete which is responsible for more than 8% of the construction industry’s emissions which contributes to 30% of global greenhouse emissions.

This Eco-Floating Hotel in Qatar is raising the bar for eco-friendly travel and tourism! Powered by wind + solar energy it also features tidal sustainability mechanisms and a revolving restaurant to give you ALL the best views. Designed by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS), the hotel would span over 35,000 sq m (376,000 sq ft) and house 152 rooms. The giant glass donut-shaped structure has a lush green cover integrated into its exterior and a mesmerizing indoor waterfall with a huge vortex-like glass roof. Sustainability is at the core of this project and all of the design details are centered around it. The vortex shape of the roof will actually be used to collect rainwater for irrigation and more while solar panels + wind turbines will provide clean energy. Even the water current will be harnessed with a tidal energy system so when the hotel turns it can produce power similar to a dynamo. The hotel also intends to purify seawater and treat the wastewater it produces so it doesn’t harm the environment. Speaking of waste management, the team aims to develop waste separation units for efficiency and to use them as fertilizer in the landscape for the recycling of substances such as food waste.

The Lilypad is a luxury villa designed by Chuck Anderson and is anchored just north of Sydney’s Palm Beach. Anderson is a boat enthusiast so it is no surprise that he created a floating house! This beautiful Airbnb is also eco-conscious, it is completely solar-powered and is slowly helping us pivot towards sustainable travel. The exterior of the house is made from timber and includes an open living area, a wine cellar, a sleeping loft, and, of course, a bathroom (for all that wine that we will consume post quarantine on our holiday!). To feel fancy, you have an al fresco dining (means you can eat your food while enjoying the breeze and sun when going outside is cool again) and sunbathing area on the lower level which also boasts of an expansive terrace.

E-glamp is a product/service that has been designed to boost economic and tourist development in rural areas. Think of it as an Airbnb-style tiny house merged with a biking network like Bird or Lime. It is an integrated system of modern cabins that are all independently powered by solar panels. These tiny homes are also fitted with smart tech and are connected to the e-bike system which encourages carbon-neutral exploration of the landscape. Biking not only helps to maintain the pristine air quality of the rural area but also helps in getting an enjoyable workout in. All the E-glamp houses are modular, movable, and constructed with sustainable materials like timber. Along with solar panels, it will be interesting to see how the design is able to also repurpose and reuse rainwater for the guest’s needs.

Get ready to take a beautiful virtual tour of the O2 Treehouse by Treewalkers that blend the best of our childhood imagination with glamping reality while keeping it all an eco-friendly experience! Treewalkers is one of the leading players in the world of treetop construction – they actually make treehouses that adults cannot reason out of. The treehouses have unique geodesic domes and can be connected to create entire villages. The houses are modular so it enables franchisees to start their own village setups with one or more units – this can be a sustainable hotel, unusual Airbnb getaway, or simply a camping site that offers a different kind of stay.

Nestled in the wilderness of British Columbia, Nimmo Bay gives you the best of Candian scenery with soaring pine trees and beautiful lakes. One of the most interesting parts of the resort is a floating cedar sauna — a serene, meditative cabin that can be used as a personal wellness space or as a room for group yoga classes. To reach the wooden spa you have to take a kayak or a canoe. The floating wooden platform holds the cabin on one end and an intimate socialization area, picnic table, and tub can on the other end. The love for nature goes beyond the location, Nimmo Bay also focuses on building a sustainable community. “From the beginning, the Murray family has strived to create and share their dream of living off the land, while minimizing their footprint on the environment itself. That’s why you’ll find landmark innovations like our hydropower system fueled by streams and waterfalls, providing clean drinking water and up to 80% of our resort’s power needs, as well as floating docks in lieu of deforested land,” says the team.

The Red Sea Project is a luxury retreat that is being built as part of a large-scale infrastructure focused on renewable energy, water conservation, and re-using resources to minimize waste. “The best location for the water buildings was chosen through accurate bathymetry investigation, biodiversity studies, and marine engineering studies, in an attempt to prevent any damage to the coral reef and avoiding interfering with the sea currents,” explained the team at Kengo Kuma & Associates. The grand plan even includes a special airport designed by Foster + Partners exclusively for this destination! The first phase of construction is set to be completed soon and a part of the resort will open in 2022 which will have five developed islands as well as two inland sites. By 2030, the destination will be complete with 22 islands and six inland sites. The Japanese architecture studio has taken all measures in their design to respectful of the extreme environmental sensitivity of the region by choosing a light-touch approach that will have the least detrimental impact on the rich biodiversity of the islands.

Designed by H2, the Saigon Thuong Mai Hotel in Vinh, Vietnam was rebuilt from a pre-existing hotel. The new hotel has been built using sustainable materials! In fact, architects from H2 worked with locals to understand and utilize locally available materials. Reclaimed wood was used to primarily build the hotel. Local wood from local joinery stores was used to create little wooden pillars, these pillars were then merged with iron frames to build the base modules for the hotel. A beautiful wooden facade was created, which allowed natural light to stream effortlessly into the building, and also encouraged natural wind and ventilation.

In an effort to encourage eco-tourism, In-tenta design created ‘DROP box N-240’ – a low-impact little hotel suite in a resort, located in a quaint little Spanish village. It’s an innovative and sustainable vacation option for people who want to relax and rejuvenate, without stressing out the environment. It occupies a very small portion of land, while also featuring all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. Placed on a sloped terrain, the tiny suite creates a very minimal impact upon the site.

This tiny A-frame cabin can be transported anywhere for a spontaneous escape to nature!

Being cooped up indoors as a result of the global pandemic, many of us have been getting creative with new ways of traveling and escaping to cabins in nature. Some of us are road tripping and stopping at peak destinations along the way, some of us are migrating back home for more nostalgic ventures, and then the rest of us are sticking to good, old-fashioned camping. Designed especially to bring people closer to the great outdoors, Bivvi is a modular and transportable A-frame cabin that can either be attached to your car for road trips or to a chosen foundation for permanent placement.

The creators at Bivvi make up a team of travelers and adventure-seekers– they built Bivvi so that we can be too. They set out to build Bivvi after noticing the inherently immobile and expensive nature of cabins and other modes of residence for travelers already on the market. Taking on mobility as their main source of inspiration, each Bivvi Cabin can be attached to a trailer hitch and tow so that they can be transported anywhere. The team behind Bivvi even outfit their A-frame cabins with off-grid capabilities including three 600W AC outlets and a 100W solar panel, so they really do mean anywhere.

Bivvi’s triangular shape measures 8-6’’ wide x 11’-6’’ long and 10’-6’’ tall, providing enough space for a full-sized bed and an optional desk to fit inside the cabin’s interiors, which are paneled in pinewood or plywood, with options for either Douglas fir or birch. The bed can be positioned just underneath the Bivvi Cabin’s triangle picture window, so guests can sleep and nestle as close to nature as possible.

To get even closer to nature, each cabin is also prefabricated in a factory with sustainably sourced materials to maintain eco-friendly building practices. Offering natural ventilation window openings, stained and sealed tongue-and-groove cedar siding, full insulation, locking door hardware, additional porthole windows, and durable metal roofing, a Bivvi Cabin provides all one might need to get away to the great outdoors.

Designer: Bivvi Camp

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Bivvi Cabins can either remain transportable via trailer hitch and tows or can be situated and fastened to chosen foundations.

Bivvi Cabins can be easily be attached to cars and transported anywhere.

Whether you’re looking for a more remote experience or communal getaway, Bivvi Cabin can accommodate your travel needs.

Bivvi Camp comes outfitted with durable metal roofing to ensure a weatherproof buid.

Inside, Bivvi Camp can fit a full-sized bed and even a desk.

While the exterior of Bivvi Camp boasts a durable, long-lasting metal coat, the interiors are warmed up with natural pine wood.

A triangular picture window provides guests with up-close views of the surrounding nature.

Bivvi Cabin can accommodate large groups of travelers or lone travelers looking for a quick getaway.

This Japanese wireless speaker uses a LED show to elevate listening to music into an experience!

We’re all the DJs of our own dance parties in quarantine. Whether we’re at that local jazz bar with Tuesday open mic nights or those rave-filled after-parties following a late Friday night, we’re all pretending we’re on the dancefloor. Until we can get back on the real one, take it from me, a solid speaker setup is crucial for solo Saturday night interpretative dance routines. Thankfully, Japanese design and manufacturing company, Balmuda has the portable speaker with surround sound we’ve been searching for to keep our quarantine dance parties going.

The Balmuda Speaker does a lot more than just play music too. Starting from the top, Balmuda’s 77mm full-range speaker was designed to reproduce realistic vocals and instrumentals the way they were made to be heard in the studio. The speaker’s drive unit was built to deliver a deep, robust cloud of sound with bass heard from below, providing a thick blanket of sound for the vocals to sit on and remain centered, while the treble hangs overhead, making each sound experience fill up every room. The speaker’s sound clarity was achieved through fully-enclosed, vacuum tubing made of organic glass, that traps air to act as a spring, delivering a bouncy and crisp sound with each play.

Then, while your music plays, an LED light show emanates from each speaker’s center to mimic the lights from live musical performances. The speed of lights synchronizes with each song played and can be manually adjusted to fit the mood of any hangout or dance party. The sound of a song is converted to pops of light at a speed of 0.004 seconds, so no matter which song is on queue, Balmuda Speaker automatically adjusts its light show. The Balmuda Speaker can either be connected via BlueTooth or AUX input, and its Live Light mode has three different settings: ‘Beat’ for uptempo songs, ‘Ambient’ for a relaxed mood, and ‘Candle’ for slower songs.

Designer: Balmuda

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Balmuda Speaker features an LED light show that syncs up to your music no matter the song.

For slower tunes, Balmuda Speaker can be adjusted to act like a candle, just like live music in candlelit jazz bars.

A vacuum tube constructed from organic glass helps to deliver crisp audio.

Balmuda can be taken anywhere, even outdoor hangouts at the park.

The sophisticated design and subtle elegance of Balmuda helps in making it fit into any room.

The speaker’s 7mm full-range speaker offers 360-degree sound to fill up the entire room.

Balmuda comes with the option for Bluetooth connectivity, offering wireless capabilities.

Also equipped with an AUX input terminal, Balmuda can play, music from any source.

The rear panel of Balmuda comes with three options for different Livelight shows: Beat, Ambient, and Candle.

This solar-powered tiny house has an integrated e-bike system to boost sustainable local tourism!

E-glamp is a product/service that has been designed to boost economic and tourist development in rural areas. Think of it as an Airbnb-style tiny house merged with a biking network like Bird or Lime. It is an integrated system of modern cabins that are all independently powered by solar panels. These tiny homes are also fitted with smart tech and are connected to the e-bike system which encourages carbon-neutral exploration of the landscape. Biking not only helps to maintain the pristine air quality of the rural area but also helps in getting an enjoyable workout in. All the E-glamp houses are modular, movable, and constructed with sustainable materials like timber. Along with solar panels, it will be interesting to see how the design is able to also repurpose and reuse rainwater for the guest’s needs.

The smart cabin system comes with its own app that lets you manage your experience right from booking the accommodation and checking in to discovering nearby trails as well as keeping your bikes charged. E-glamp was created to take advantage of experiential tourism and promote underrated local gems like vineries, farms, and hill stations that often go unnoticed because tourists only flock to famous big cities. As we all still wait for the pandemic to slowly fade and border restrictions to ease, this is a wonderful new way to boost local tourism and create travel bubbles while maintaining social distance. E-glamp gives sustainable tourism a smart upgrade and has also been nominated for the Green Concept Awards 2021!

Designer: E-glamp