Anneke von Wassberghe , a Dutch lifestyle designer , has launched her Caravanserai series of outdoor tents .
I met Anneke up in Ubud several years ago . I found her use of Balinese traditional crafts fused with a Eurodesign aesthetic interesting .
Inspired by Persian Caravanserai ( travelers inns ) , she has come up with tents that are multi-functional, portable and waterproof. Those who are familiar with Marco Polo's Tales will remember caravanserais as the counterpart of our present day W Hotels - for the global merchant / businessman back in the day.
It may be the onset of fall in some parts of the world, but it is just the beginning of travel high season in others. I can see one of these tents as a yoga / meditation /chill out space here in Santa Monica.
Check out Good Earth India for more info. Here's to a great Labor Day Weekend -