July 14, 2012

Snoozebox Portable Hotel... with a little help from shipping containers

I'm totally amazed and becoming a little obsessed by the many applications people are finding for shipping containers.  After personally visiting the MüvBox restaurants in Montreal last week, I kept thinking of the challenge host cities of mega sport events are facing in terms of lodging.  I ended up discovering this really cool company called Snoozebox.

I'm sure these are the type of solutions a city like Rio de Janeiro should be exploring since we'll be hosting FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

It will be interesting to see what happens during the London games and its application to other events.

July 11, 2012

Müvbox in Montreal

My wife & I spent a few days in Montreal as part of our summer vacation , a place we have always talked about visiting one day.  We ended up going to the Montreal Jazz Festival, spending 5 hours biking all over town and I finally was able to experience Müvbox - a concept I had read about years ago.  The container-that-turns-into-a-restaurant concept that has got so much much buzz.  Fantastic design, great location by the river, good service and a lobster roll that was far superior to any fast food.