Posts Tagged ‘ Camping ’

Little People Project


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Slinkachu is as a London-based artist who creates very small street-based installations and then photographs them. He modifies tiny human figurines from model train sets and places them in real urban situations, capturing them sight-seeing, camping, grocery shopping, fighting and dying. Slinkachu creates tiny scenarios that, seen from afar, are almost unrecognizable, but when viewed up-close unveil an almost-hidden alternate reality.

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LifeStraw Portable Water Filter


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Never stuck thirsty while you’re at camping, hiking or exploring. LifeStraw is a brilliant invention that won the title of “Invention of the Year” by Time Magazine and saved thousands of lives in African countries. Made of durable material the LifeStraw uses a highly tested and reliable mechanism that ensures you only drink safe water even if you’re drinking from polluted-looking still water. LifeStraw remove 99.99% of parasites according to EPA standards without use of any chemical or battery inside and due to its design it can last up to 5 years. Its weighs only 2 ounces that means you can carry it easily in your accessory bags.

A Private Suite on Wheels


Talk about bringing camping into the 21st century. This luxurious take on the camper gives you the freedom to go, or stay, wherever you wish, while enjoying the outdoors in style. This camper is known as “The Opera”. It is a mobile holiday package combining tent accommodation, optimum traveling pleasure, convenience and comfort, and of course a modern look. This spectacular travel companion will open a world in which you can enjoy the luxuries of a comfortable boutique hotel against the backdrop of your favorite natural settings. The camper comes equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, two beds, a deck and plenty of storage to bring all that you need to have a memorable date with nature. Camping anyone?

Field Candy.


FieldCandy tents do not give you camouflage protection in the natural setting, nor do they help you blend in with the rest of the crowd at the campsite. FieldCandy tents are designed to stand out.  When I saw the first images of these limited-edition designer tents with their cool flysheets, we had to really stop and think.  Is it true that no-one else has manufactured these types of tents for sale before?

Pieces can be individually displayed as art, but I haven’t seen anything quite like this.  It was one of those moments when you think: Why have all tents always looked pretty much the same? We customize everything else, why not tents? And even more remarkably: Why have we been satisfied with those boring, standard tent colors for so long?

So, through a two-year development process, Jersey, UK-based FieldCandy has created what we did not know we needed. Until now. They selected a group of 20 or so artists and designers – photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, branding and advertising designers – to create designs that were then transferred to the ultra-light, waterproof flysheet that covers the two-person tent.

They now offer more than 40 different designs by 18 artists. The designs are grouped in several collections. In The Legend Collection, for example, includes Terry Pastor’s black design with psychedelic guns and Philip Gatward’s blue and yellow parrots on a grey hued background.  On the FieldCandy website, a counter next to each design indicates how many of that design are still left.  Each tent comes with a label that shows the edition number and the design name. Prices range from $430 for the black FieldCandy signature tent to over $1,000. FieldCandy ships around the world The tents are available exclusively through the website.

This Is How The Rich Go Camping.


In a heavily wooded country like Sweden, it comes as no surprise when one comes across a hotel deep in the forest. However, the Treehotel is something beyond the ordinary. Located in Harads, a village in the northern part of the country with only 600 inhabitants, the hotel has made the forested region a touristic attraction.  Designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects such as Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham as well as Mårten & Gustav Cyrén, the hotel promises to reconnect its guests with nature. The hotel, which first opened in July 2010, consists of five tree-rooms and the owners Britta and Kent Lindvall, expect to build a total of 24 tree-rooms by the end of 2012.  All of the rooms harmoniously blend into the natural environment with the aim of making a minimal ecological footprint. Each room is located four to six meters above the ground and they all share the magnificent views of the surrounding natural environment. The rooms themselves vary in size from 15-30m2.

The Mirrorcube includes a queen size bed designed by Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham and blends into the forest surroundings due to the mirrored walls, which reflect the surroundings. Guests can enter the room through the 12-meter long bridge. The Cabin designed by Mårten & Gustav Cyrén features a double bed that accommodates up to two people with a terrace that overlooks the Lule river valley. A long horizontal bridge takes  the guests to the room and its structure will permit for additional bridges to be built once more rooms are constructed. The Bird’s nest room is a four-bed room with the look of a real bird nest. Designed by Inredningsgruppen, guests can access the room via an electric ladder that extends from beneath. The room offers the opportunity for guests to experience life as bird surrounded by the trees. Once the Bird nest was completed the idea to create a room that is “out of place”, was born and thus Inredningsgruppen designed the UFO, a room casted in durable composite materials which is also the biggest room that the Treehotel has. Finally, The Blue Cone has the distinct character of a traditional wooden house painted in red and accommodates up to four people.