For years, we were enthusiastic backpackers, hiking in the Sierra backcountry, through the coastal forests of northern California, and making an annual New Year's Eve sojourn to Death Valley. As hip joints became more creaky, we dabbled in car camping, which necessitated traveling with a jumbled batterie of plastic wash tubs, water buckets, and the like; it was neither an aesthetic nor efficient process. The swissRoomBox poses a solution. Made of a durable, paper-based composite material, the self-contained system opens up in various configurations to form a kitchen, a hot-water shower, a sink, storage, and a table with portable seats. A bonus: Each comes with a Swiss Army Knife, the inspiration for this remarkable design. swissroombox.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.