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Sleepbox: Innovation & Design for your sleep

The two Russian designers Alexey Goryainov and Mikhail Krymov have imagined the Sleepbox, a ‘box’ in which you can relax and rest in a calm and quiet environment, even if you’re in the middle of a bustling public place.

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An endless connection between two flights? Few hours to spend in an abandoned train station? Sleepbox has been the dream of all travelers who would like to take a nap without missing their connection.

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Sleepbox has everything a tired traveler could wish: comfy beds with automatic system of change of bed linen, dark blinds, a soundproof cabin, a closed and safe place to peacefully fall into the arms of Morpheus, a storage place for luggage, horizontal handle for clothing, and of course, an integrated alarm clock.

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Unlike Capsule Hotels in Japan (cf. picture below, to be avoided at all cost if you’re claustrophobic), Sleepbox is relatively large, all built in an eco-friendly wood, and has a pure and cozy design.

Capsule Hotel In Tokyo

The first Sleepbox hotel has opened in Moscow in January 2013, where it is around 50 euros for one night. We can’t wait before they open these little sleeping boxes in airports, at an hourly cost maybe, we’ll assuredly be the first clients!

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What about you? Would you use the Sleepbox?
For more information about the Sleepbox, please refer to Minimal Home website and their brochure.
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Ideas to steal from the Maison & Objet Fair in Paris!

Turn a corridor into a club with flashy neon

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Or create an abyssal decoration

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Unpair your chairs to breathe life back into your dining table

@Vincent Sheppard

Create a luminous view in a blind room 

@Flamant

 Brighten your room with a total white look

@Baxter

Mesmerize your guests

@JNL collection

Create a room divider that call to voyeurism

@Emanuel Ungaro

Seat on your canvas

@innermost
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Home Decor Shopping in Bali

If you’re going to Bali soon, don’t forget to stop in Seminyak for some shopping! You can find all kinds of home décor and furniture at a bargain price, and you can ship everything everywhere in the world.

Before moving to practical details, let’s see some examples of what you can find in Bali.

Home Decor & Lightings in Bali

Axioo* shop

A photographic calendar @axioo 
Magnetic frames

You can change the pics anytime

Bar stools covered with printed fabrics at Hobo*
Ligthings in fabric, wood and wicker at Purnama*

A lamp I bought for a little more than 10USD
Wicker baskets and bathroom accessories at Dini Art Store* and lightings and home decor items at Sands Bali*.

Furniture in Bali

A crush on Bagatelle* shop and its rattan chairs

Original creations of Bagatelle
You’ll find absolutely everything at Warisan* but the prices are a bit higher.

Balinese and colonial style furniture can be bought at Kenny Furniture* and Christy furniture*.

Traditional Balinese door

For more classic furniture you can go to Valore*, they have modern indoor and outdoor furniture.

Art

Glass creations of Focus Design*.

Sold with the wooden base for about 50USD

Gigantic stainless steel sculptures of Chenergy* gallery.

Another sculpture made by Chen 

Practical details & Delivery

Where to go?

If you don’t have much time, just go to Kerokoban Street (Jalan Kerokoban) which stretches from Seminyak to Kuta. It’s 5 min away from the center of Seminyak (30.000 Rp), 10 minutes from the center of Kuta, and 20 minutes from the airport. But you’ll find home décor shops all over the place in Bali ! You can also customize and personalize your furniture for a very reasonable price.

Shipping furniture from Bali

Furniture can be shipped everywhere in the world. I asked in 2 shops and it’s around USD200 to ship 1 cubic meter to Paris and the same price for 2 cubic meters to New York, whatever the weight of your container. Don’t forget to ask about applicable taxes and/or VAT in your home country.

If you buy from several different shops you can hire an export agent (such as Lys Trading, Bali Export Asia ou Permata International Cargo). They’ll collect everything from the different shops and will send it for you.

Good to Know…

Balinese woods are used to humidity. When you ship them to a drier country, the wood might crack if it hasn’t been properly dried or if it’s of a poor quality. Better spend a few dollars more to avoid that kind of bad surprises.

When you buy brand new furniture, check the Forest Stewardship Council label to make sure it promotes a responsible management of forests.

And don’t forget to bargain!

More Home Decor in Indonesia…

Home Décor addicts : go to Java Island ! Furniture and delivery are cheaper than in Bali and it’s a real paradise for Home Décor and furniture. Java is also a very interesting destination for tourism : less tourists but a lot to see !

Addresses:

  • Axioo, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman, Seminyak (+62 878 6280 1950)
  • Bagatelle, Jl.Kunti No. 4C Seminyak Bali 80361,
  • Chenergy, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman, Kuta, Bali (+62 361 721 638)
  • Christy Furniture & Art Gallery, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman No.98, Kuta (+62 361 735 502)
  • Dini Art Shop, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman No. 93 (+62 361 734 995)
  • Focus Design, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Kelod Br. Tama No.1, Kuta (+62 361 847 6154)
  • Hobo Store, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman No. 105, Seminyak (+62 361 733 369) + Denpasar : Jl Muding Indah 13/3
  • Kenny Furniture & Antique, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. TamanNo. 96, Kuta (+62 361 730 636)
  • Purnama, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman, Kuta (+62 081 999 011 941) + Denpasar : Jl. Iman Bonjol Gg 100
  • Valore, Jl. Raya Kerokoban Br. Taman No. 86a, Kuta, (+62 361 742 3505)

If you have any recommendation, please post your tips in the comments section below or send us an email (with pictures) so that we can update this article.

Enjoy your Holidays ! 🙂