Bokos Sandals were created by two brothers from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The idea came while spending sometime overseas and coming home with a pair of sandals that were durable, easy to clean and fun to wear, been so comfortable, they ended up wearing them everywhere.
Located in the beautiful Alpe di Siusi, one of Europe’s largest high-altitude plateaus, the Alpina Dolomites Lodge meets some very severe requirements. Their guidelines include respect for local ecology, a harmonious integration into the surrounding environment, top-level wellness skills, health, fitness and beauty sectors as well as a wide range of activities for sports enthusiasts and people looking for ways to relax all through the year.
Not only are the facilities extremely luxurious and spectacular, but the culinary skills of the staff are stellar. All of this combines with the pure, pristine air on the plateau to bring guests to a healthy state, regain their energy and get back into shape from the first time they arrive at the Alpina Dolomites Lodge.
Right now we are having a whole heck of rain. Granted, the area I am in gets all it’s rain in the summer, but I just think after 2 solid weeks it’s enough now. We get the point. That’s what got me looking at fireplaces, I can’t take the damp (and neither can my computer) so I want to see something that looks good, is easy to install and is eco friendly as well. That’s when I found the Planikafires fireplaces. These fireplaces are clean burning, smokeless works of art that can be mounted into a wall, onto a shelf, or used as a see-through or fee-standing fireplaces. As you will see some of the installations are in really beautiful homes where, during winter, warmth is essential to comfort, like Germany, Poland and the Swiss Alps.
This side table was released at the start of summer, the beginning of balcony reading season in Europe, but it can also be easily incorporated into snuggle-up-in-front-of-the-fire reading season (winter). It’s a beautiful, simple design called Liesmichl by Nils Holger Moorman. Inspired by Nils Moorman’s love of reading, the side table combines a place to set an open book, a little tray for drinks or snacks and stacking space for more books into one sleek shape. Unlike most other work of the southern German manufacturer, the Liesmichl is not made from 100 percent wood, but rather a mixture of an anodized aluminium frame and birch plywood panels.
Made from polyethylene and walnut, this BabyC cradle designed by Dripta Roy, co-founder of Puur Design Studio, is inspired by the feeling of warmth and safety felt when inside a mother’s womb. It comes with a specially designed mattress that fits into the bottom curve and is so stylish, it can be used as a piece of art when your baby grows up. The cradle should be available in Europe this fall for about €2650, not including taxes, and in North America during the winter, it can also be pre-ordered via email, address is on their website.
While travelling through Europe on holidays, I thought this would have been a wonderful idea to view it differently. The plan is to have these digital tablets made from papyrus available to tourists at Tourist Information Centres around historical sites and have them loaded with information about the historical sites that will be visited. So you could go to, say the Colloseum, see what it might have looked like back in the day and even take pictures of yourselves swanning with the crowds coming to see the Gladiators.