Tag Archives: shelter

No Girls Allowed: Table Turns Into A Secret Fort

Back in the day, building a fort was as easy as grabbing a few blankets or sheets and throwing them over the nearest table. POW! Instant imaginary fun. Nowadays, they take all the fun out of actually building the fort and integrate the walls right into the tables. The Daily Shelter table transforms from a dining-room surface into a fort-sized ...

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How To Build An Igloo

Kevin Kelly has a great find over on his site Cool Tools. It’s an $11 book from author Norbert E. Yankielun that teaches the art of the igloo and other snow shelters. After reading the 208 page novel, all you’ll need to do is wait for the next Nor’Easter and you’re ready to build a house that isn’t affected by ...

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Freedom Like A Shopping Cart

They say malt liquor tastes better on the street. I wouldn’t know because I don’t live in a cardboard condominium but I do enjoy my malt liquor. Apparently so do designers Barry Sheehan and Gregor Timlin for their concept of the Shelter Cart in light of Designbooms mobile living/storage competition. It’s your standard cart but flip it over and you’ve ...

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How Many Chest Compressions Is It Again? Check The Blanket

Survival equipment doesn’t come in a more affordable price than the Heatsheets Survival Blanket. At $6, this blanket takes survival gear to the next step, killing two birds with one stone. Not only does it come in a bright orange color with a reflective stripe so airborne rescuers can spot you from long distances but it also reflects up to ...

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