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Summer 2021 staycation special – bag yourself an inflatable sofa

Who knows what summer 2021 will bring, but one thing is certain. For many, this year’s holidays will spell staycation. So what better way to eek all you can from the British summer than with a pop-up sofa that’s ready to use in seconds? The lightweight Lamzac pop-up sofa is the brainchild of Marijn Oomen, who first presented the idea…

Collapsible, reusable water bottle? We’ll drink to that

The Hydaway is a collapsible and reusable water bottle that aims to reduce the 50 billion plastic water bottles discarded each year in America alone. The brightly-coloured accessory makes an interesting alternative to a conventional bicycle bidon, too. The Hydaway water bottle is intended to be filled from the tap – a source that is cheaper, environmentally-friendlier and more rigorously…

Post lockdown travel – How flexible will you be?

Lockdown has put the brakes on all but essential travel and there’s no doubt the environment has benefitted. As the streets emptied of traffic in London almost a year ago, levels of nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and particulates fell to their lowest since records began in 2000, according to the London Air Quality Network. However, as what once passed as…

Lockdown DIY: Build your own caravan

If you’re a fan of self-sufficient holidays, DIY, and have a bit of spare time over lockdown, how about about building your own caravan? No special materials or skills are needed to build a Slidavan, but you will need to dedicate around 200 hours to the project. If you buy all new parts to build your Slidavan, it may cost…

A cheap, reliable classic VW camper…and other post-lockdown daydreams

As many daydream of of post-lockdown travels, we thought this might help. It’s a clever decorative design using three individual layers of precision laser cut wood to create a three-dimensional A4 blueprint image of the classic VW T2 Camper Van. If you’d like to win it, simply leave a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know…