I’ve been thinking about… Capsule Hotels

Capsule Hotel Wikipedia
Source: wikipedia.org

Okay, I admit it. I’ve been reading William Gibson again. A lot. That’s probably the reason why I started thinking about capsule hotels. Colloquially, if somewhat irreverently known as coffin hotels, or the even more morbid corpse drawers, these creatures are certainly one of the strangest accommodations ever to populate the hotel universe.

For many, these stacks of boxes labelled hotel might, despite their frequent, but modest resurgences, already feel like a quaint and foreign anachronism, but I can’t help but wonder… So, I’m going to go ahead and write about my own thoughts and ideas about a modern version of a capsule hotel. One that I may find in Hamburg or London, and would want to stay in. Which ironically would also be my first stay in a capsule hotel of any kind, since so far I never had that opportunity.

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A car named Canoo

Source: Canoo Inc.

When it comes to car designs and mobility concepts, the Canoo is certainly one of the most interesting ideas I’ve seen in years. Throwing out many of the traditional ideas and ways in which cars are designed, marketed and managed, Los Angeles based company Canoo Inc., founded in 2017, has come up not only with a different kind of car, but also with a novel way of marketing it, or in this case I should say providing that car to their customers. With the first car scheduled to be available in 2021, it’s early days yet, but there are certainly things worth looking at. Most of those in my own estimation are genuinely positive, others most definitely are not. So let’s get to it.

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