Karim Rashid – Vimeo/Oleg Chulakov Studio
CAIRO – 18 July 2017: Karim Rashid is a genius designer and inventor that is best known for his simple, practical designs, such as the Bobble Water Bottle which has a filter that cleans the equivalent of 300 single serve water bottles. Rashid recently revealed his top five tips for a better traveling experience in an interview with Bloomberg Pursuits which are as follows:
A better coffee for a better Flight
: Airplanes are not exactly famous for having the best coffee, so always make sure to bring your favorite kind of single serve powdered coffee with you. All you need to do is ask the cabin crew for a cup of hot water and then you can enjoy your favorite coffee anywhere, literally.
1 Aft Galley and Coffee Maker on a SWISS Airbus – Flicker/Jürgen Stemper
Be sure to have a place to go
; Rashid recommended the “Bandsintown” app, which provides users with information on bands that are playing within the city/country you are located. Dates, show times and distance from current location to performance venue are included.
2 Radiohead live 2012 -Wikimedia commons/Daniele Dalledonne
The secret to a happy unpacking
: One drawer. It’s very likely to lose your possessions if you keep them spread out all over the room in different drawers and cupboards.
3 Travelling light – Flicker/Garry Knight
: in his interview for Bloomberg Pursuits
Rashid said, “The hotel industry loves to fill rooms up with things, which comes from the idea that a hotel room is an extension of your home. But for me, it’s too much stuff, too much clutter. If I’m going to spend three days in there, I need to be really free and able to think. I take every piece of paper, every note or book, and put it in drawers to hide them. I don’t like visual clutter.”
He further commented, “Once, when I was staying for two weeks at the Hudson Hotel in New York, which Philippe Starck designed in the late 1990s, I removed almost all the furniture and rearranged the bed. It was up against the window, with the light behind you, and you want to wake up looking at daylight coming in through the window. When I left, the manager came to me and said, ‘Thanks, we really like what you did with the room.”
4 Renaissance Hotel room, Columbus Ohio - Wikimedia commons/Derek Jensen
Maybe get a tattoo!
Rashid says tattoos were like a present to himself, a poetic gift from the place where he had a good time, which is a good point, maybe you would get one too!
5 Tattoo – Felix Broennimann – Courtesy of Pixabay