March 2013

The Inflatable Tent

I’ve been dreaming of something like this since my Boy Scout days: a German design firm called Heimplanet has created an inflatable tent. The Cave is a next-gen tent framed by five modular double-layer air beams, giving the structure the appearance of a tiny geodesic dome. The tent sleeps about three people and can seat

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Niche Biz: Fair Trade Baskets

Cassandra Daily: ‘Fair trade’ has become a widely recognized ethical badge among coffee drinkers and, though its standards have long been applied to products other than java as well, most consumers don’t seek it out when it comes to home goods. Revered Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is seeking to popularize socially and environmentally responsible

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