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
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Namibia's Skeleton Coast's name comes from the dozens of shipwrecks and bones that litter its shores, the results of seal hunts and whaling operations. The Shipwreck Lodge is inspired by these ships and a destination spot for adventuring travelers looking for one of the most unique places to stay on Earth. There are 10 ensuite shipwreck rooms that feature wood burning stoves, solar-powered electronics, an impressive lounge and restaurant with a large wraparound deck offering breathtaking views of the stretches of sand and Atlantic Ocean. An architectural team led by Nina Maritz has made the lodgings as environmentally friendly as possible going to such extreme lengths as using only wooden nails to build each cabin. Bookings for this once in a lifetime experience are open now with rates starting at $750, all-inclusive.
Sand One - Street Art
Hailing from the streets of East Los Angeles, Sand is - in her own words - 'the most notorious and influential female artist'. While this may be a stretch, the street art that she creates is a feast to behold and truly unique. Her distinct style incorporates anime-inspired huge eyes, long eyelashes, sassy smiles and exaggerated features. She's been commissioned by Levis and Red Bull and has worked in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Las Vegas, Mexico and New York. Now, shes opened up her books to the public and is commissioning custom watercolors through her site. Prices start at $800 for a one of a kind collectible.