Last week I went to the vacation exhibition in Utrecht. We had to go there because of school. What stood out to me was the lack of innovation. But I noticed some things. First of all, the department of the Netherlands (the national one) was much busier than the departments of long distant travels. Does this has something to do with the economic crisis? Probably! In the national section, I found a lot of camping concepts focussing on a luxurious style during camping. They call this Glamping. This is related to finding a place at low rates but you want the luxe of an expansive place. I don’t think I will ever go back to this exhibition. It was very boring and filled with granny’s (no offence). It was like one big travel agency.
17 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
20 Oct 2011 2 Comments
The Michelberger hotel is a low budget hotel in Berlin. This hotel expresses the feeling of Berlin, it’s raw, creative and rebellious. Tom Michelberger founded this hotel together with a couple of friends. They wanted to make the best hotel they could, the kind of hotel they’d like to stay in. They thought from the point of view of the guest, what did they really want? Some fancy design or just a place where you can be an actual guest. The hotel is a former factory, this fits the ambiance of the hotel. Everywhere in the hotel there’s a sense of play, rebelliousness, new textures, humour and ingenious combinations and for everything they use budget pricing. Tom Michelberger says “perfection does not create memories, because memories only result from movement, from a lively experience of interaction – with people, the surroundings and the atmosphere.”
This hotel has become very popular because they made the rooms cosy and personal and that is what people want nowadays. People are getting tired of mass consumption and they want things bases on their wants and needs. The second thing they used is experience, they make an experience of sleeping at the Michelberger hotel. They have a story for everything, the products, the interior, the exterior and also the whole concept. This creates a better connection with the guests.
22 Aug 2011 3 Comments
Jessica Bonin, came up with the idea to revolutionise the tea drinking culture, a healthy alternative to the take-away coffee. She travels from place to place, selling loose-leaftea in Biodegradable packaging. You can also buy some ice-teas and packaged tea and she now also gives tea leaf readings. Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour travels the world in an old colourful caravan. This 1975 Vintage Jurgens Caravan has been kept in its original condition with a few additions such as fantastic shelving by Isle Of Trees, modern wall paper, Indian curtains, bohemian, vintage and collectibles adding to the decor. The caravan is essentially a mobile tea room and travels from market to market, festival to party. To start, the caravan is powered primarily by gas. In the future solar power will be installed.
In this concept it’s all about eco, the cups are biodegradable, they only use water and leafs and in the future the caravan will be solar-powered. This concept is a reaction on the stress society. We are living in a rushed society, when you have a break you grab a cup of take-away coffee. This concept shows you can also take time for yourself and enjoy a healthy cup of tea.
28 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
What it is:
Blackstone bags are camera bags where photographers can carry their gear. This bag was designed by a group of photographers because the most camera bags are very old-fashioned. You can also carry your phone in the front pocket.
Why it’s cool:
This product will fit in the style of the urban nomads. Urban nomads want to take things with them in an easy way. This camera bag helps them to carry their gear easily. And this is a nice looking bag unlike the old camera bags. The urban nomads want good looking products and they want to carry them in an easy way.