Have you ever been traveling, in the city or otherwise away from your home and just needed an hour or two to grab a quick nap? Well Casper, the innovative bed-in-a-box mattress company, has created a refuge in New York City for tired commuters and travelers looking for just this. Called the Dreamer, this sleeping lounge is home to a handful of private pods stocked with the brand's namesake signature mattresses and bedding. Custom pajamas and lullabies from Headspace (the mobile meditation app) are provided as are post-nap amenities such as toothbrushes, face wash and free drinks. Sessions run for 45 minutes and can either be booked ahead of time or as walk ins.
Casper Dreamery Sleeping Lounge
The Space Smart Home - Iohouse
The Space Smart Home by design firm iOhouse aims to be an image of what a home of the future may look like. Every aspect of this house was designed to be 'smart' from the 220v generator and solar panels that power the entire home, to the fully integrated networking systems, cameras, connected devices and intelligent appliances. The home is designed to run completely 'off the grid' and the clean, modern and sleek aesthetics truly look like something out of a sci-fi movie. In addition to the smart interior, the house is completely modular and able to be moved and situated in any urban, rural or off the grid locale. Additional points of note from the company:
- connected to your mobile phone or tablet 24/7, wherever you are
- environmentally friendly; made with empathy and care
- freedom to live and move wherever you like, whenever you like.
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Avrame A-Frame Kit Homes
Tiny homes. Yurts. Cabins. Earth domes. In 2018, small dwellings are all the rage and offer more sustainable and affordable options for the conscientious citizen. The A-frame cabin from Estonian company Avrame is the latest take on this growing trend of housing. The cabin consists of eco-friendly materials, energy efficient design, modern and space maximizing interiors, and several special add-ons including terraces roof gables and flooring upgrades. If you’re looking for a highly-efficient, portable home that redusces your footprint and maximizes your quality of life, the A-frame is for you. Complete kits and plans start at $12,000 and are shipping now.