From inflatable concrete to boat-in-a-bag, new portable comforts are popping up
Implications - As people begin to move around more, whether due to virtual working arrangements, or the time and affluence of retired boomers, they are looking for ways in which to maximize the comforts they take on the road. Instead of camping or renting hotels, some travelers are drawn to the luxurious qualities of portable homes and recreation.
Still in draft-phase, the famous VW Westfalia Camper Van has been redesigned to bring it even more environmental street-cred.
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Bouncy castles are so much fun, but for some reason, even I get rejected when I try to play in them, and I'm pretty small! Imagine my excitement then when I discovered the Inflatable Pub!
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Researchers at Kassel University are exploring a new type of building material that involves inflating a flexible skin and then, filling embedded cavities with concrete. Voila - inflatable concrete! A… [More]
For most of us, the portable toilet’s that have offered us relief at outdoor events are hardly worth raving about. But not all portable toilets are bland and dreadful. In fact, some portable toilets are… [More]