Portaspace

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.
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Eco-Retro - Retro VW Camper Goes Green
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Warm 40,178 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 08
Eco-Retro
Retro VW Camper Goes Green
Still in draft-phase, the famous VW Westfalia Camper Van has been redesigned to bring it even more environmental street-cred. Alexandre Verdier envisions an "intelligent" vehicle with solar panels to… [More]
Push Button Homes - Quik House by Adam Kalkin
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Warm 9,505 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 08
Push Button Homes
Quik House by Adam Kalkin
Remember the Illy house? The shipping container that would unfold at the push of a button to reveal a fully furnished, highly functional pre-fab coffee shop? People went crazy for the New York installation… [More]
Inflatable Portable Pubs - Bouncy Castles for Boozing
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Average 15,047 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 08
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Bouncy Castles for Boozing
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! Designed for… [More]
Portable Sail Boat - Urban Skiff
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Average 20,369 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 08
Portable Sail Boat
Urban Skiff
The Urban Skiff, by designers Thomas Giger, Anita Meyer, Florian Ueker, Femke Morf and Thomas Etter is a portable/foldable sail boat that comes complete and ready to assemble. When you're ready to go sailing… [More]
Inflatable Architecture - Blow-Up Concrete Building
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Warm 17,723 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 08
Inflatable Architecture
Blow-Up Concrete Building
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]
Artistic Outhouses - Visually Pleasing Portable Toilets
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Mild 16,368 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 08
Artistic Outhouses
Visually Pleasing Portable Toilets
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]
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