Travelling away – whether it be for work or a holiday – can sometimes be a stressful experience. All of that planning, timing and relying on unfamiliar transport systems can sometimes make the whole occasion somewhat taxing to say the least. Luckily for us then that the best product designers have come up with ways to lessen the impact of the hard work of travelling, and make it more like it should be: relaxing, memorable and more like an enjoyable adventure. Here at Dotmaison we feel that there is a distinct art to travelling. We can’t help with the destination or indeed the organisation of the trip, but we can point towards a few helpful products on our pages to make the whole travelling experience a little more comfortable…
Something as essential as a wash-bag – a vital travel piece of equipment if ever there was one – gets the full Orla Kiely treatment (above) in the Flower Stripe Hanging Wash Bag . A reliably practical item when on the move, the three zipped pouches offer safe storage and easy access to all your favourite beauty accessories and toiletries. The wonderfully alluring ‘Striped Rosebud’ motif and beautiful mix of orange, navy and pink shades comprises a harmonious palette destined to provide a relaxing glow on holiday and beyond!
Another vital part of travelling is keeping hold of your passport. The Travel Wallet With Pen by Ted Baker provides a sleekly smart method of ensuring this happens along with a variety of compartments to keep everything else that might be needed – documents, tickets and bank cards – safe and to hand. Presented in a beautiful gift box, the travel wallet would make a fantastic present for the regular traveller…
If you plan on hitting the beach while on holiday, the packing of a towel is definitely a must do. This super stylish Ferdinand Fouta towel is from Jalla and makes an ideal companion on a seaside getaway. The generous size of 180x180cm makes it a fantastic way to dry off after a dip in the pool or the sea, and the strong absorbent nature of the 100% cotton material means that it can dry quickly in the sun. Even after the holiday, the towel can prove its worth as a wrap, sarong or shawl.
Holiday and travelling can involve quite a bit of waiting around. Waiting at airports, waiting at train stations, waiting to meet friends… all time that can be spent jotting down ideas and plans. At times like these, a notebook represents solid good sense. With only a partnering pen needed to feed it words and phrases, and with no worries of sufficient battery charge or wi-fi connection, the notebook is something of eminent practical use when away. The Bunny Bunny notebook by Orla Kiely is certainly a notebook ideal for getting some ideas down on paper while away.
Robert Monk August 14th, 2017