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
Pohutukawa Six Person Tiny House
The Pohutukawa perfectly captures the essense of living large in a small space. This tiny home on wheels is capable of fitting up to six people, features a double mezzanine and includes other rich additions including 11.5 feet tall ceilings, aluminum-framed French doors and a full kitchen, washer and dryer and queen bed. An entertainment lounge is accessible via ladder as the living space feels extra roomy because of the Pohutukawa's efficient use of indoor-outdoor living. The home sits on a custom made house trailer for easy transport and anchoring. Prices start at $55,000 for the base configuration and are being assembled today.
Parkipelago - Artificial Island Chain
This is a pretty neat find for 'real estate' fans. Fokstrot - a Danish design studio - has started a project called the Copenhagen Islands. The islands are actually man-made platforms that will be daisy-chained throughout Copenhagen's southern harbor to resemble a sort of 'parkipelago.' Each platform will serve a unique purpose: a cafe, a sauna, a diving board, a mussel farm - and as a chain they can support full-featured event space for concerts gatherings and festivals. Using clean design and simple aesthetic, these islands are a smart way to take advantage of the beautiful and abundant Copenhagen waters and attract tourists and locals alike.