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Hammocks

This strange looking tree shelter was created by a team of British designers to provide po...

This strange looking tree shelter was created by a team of British designers, to provide portable habitation for campers while also minimizing material usage. Dubbed Tentsile, the shelter is a dangling tent that offers similar comfort to a hammock and can be used in a number of environments. The portable shelter employs tension forces to provide a suspended habitat that is protected from wildlife, including insects and snakes, while at the same time providing a secure shelter from the elements. The tent is easy to assemble and can be suspended up high in the tree tops or slightly hovering over ground level.  Read More

Outdoor Cocktail Bar by Italian designer Metalco  (Photo: Metalco)

Whilst most of the Northern Hemisphere is rugging up from the cold weather and dreaming about summer and sun, here are some outdoor ideas to add to your wish-list this year. Be it an indulgent lounge chair or your ideal cocktail bar, these designs will revive your backyard in time for summer.  Read More

Mawok hammock is designed to be used in a permanent or temporary position, is lightweight ...

Most babies like being rocked to sleep in your arms, but can often wake when being placed in their cradle. A product from a Swedish design company could help to solve that problem. The Mawok is a versatile baby hammock that is lightweight, easy to transport and can be fixed in a permanent or temporary position. And unlike traditional cradles, this hammock soothes baby by rocking up and down, rather than side-to-side.  Read More

The Hushamok hammock

The Hushamok hammock gives new parents the best of both worlds. It is not just an unusual and stylish piece of furniture for the nursery; it is also designed to enable your baby to sleep safely and soundly on their back during those vital early years of life.  Read More

The Satala: a one tree hammock

August 3, 2005 Unique, beautiful and damned clever, the Satala is a one-tree hammock – which means you can have a hammock off a wall or any solid object. On top of that, there are no strings to tangle and no issues getting in and out – indeed, the manufacturer Aquagallery claims the Satala is just as comfy with two people. The Satala is the work of Israeli designer, Ayala Serfaty, a designer whose global renown is growing thanks to her brilliant development of shapes from nature into useful and incredibly beautiful objects. As can be seen from the variety of images here, the Satala can be adapted in many ways. The price is US$4000 via funfurde  Read More

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