Karton creates ultra-durable cardboard furniture for every room in your home

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Cardboard furniture doesn’t have to be boring. A startup from Melbourne, Karton Group has just opened a new Brooklyn showroom featuring a wide range of practical furniture pieces, all made from incredibly durable cardboard that is 100 percent recyclable. Although the company originated in Australia, the young startup has recently opened a showroom in Brooklyn, New York featuring their range of cardboard furniture . Everything they produce is made from recycled materials and free from toxins. The furniture pieces, which are constructed with super high-grade corrugated paper board, include everything from a bed frame, nightstand, and chest of drawers to an elegant work desk. Although the design of the furniture line was inspired to provide affordable furnishings, the aesthetic is surprisingly clean and polished . Related: This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard For those worried about stability, the cardboard furniture is said to be exceptionally durable. Designed to last for more than 10 years, the fun furnishings are as practical as it gets. As for sturdiness, the Karton Bed, for example, has a load capacity of over two tons. Another bonus? The furniture can be assembled in a matter of minutes, without tools. The designers use an innovative system of folds and tabs to shape the furniture into place following simple, printed assembly instructions. The company also offers various step-by-step video tutorials online. + Karton Group

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Finland has their own ice hotel – and a sauna made almost entirely of snow

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The Arctic SnowHotel in Finland takes relaxing to a chill new level with their Snow Sauna : a sauna that, save for the wood benches, is comprised entirely of ice and snow . As the sauna’s snowflake walls melt, they fill the space with more steam. Complete with glass igloos and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this hotel is a cool place to spend a few days. And a bonus? It has great views of the Northern Lights . If snow is your thing, look no further than Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos for your next vacation. They offer accommodations for 70 in their SnowHotel , with transparent beds made of ice and snow, topped with sleeping bags and reindeer furs. They carve the hotel differently each year. They also offer Glass Igloos so visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Lights before they fall asleep. Related: Sweden’s new ICEHOTEL 365 uses solar cooling to stay open all year-round And then there’s the Snow Sauna. The sauna’s snow walls are around five feet thick. They melt as the sauna’s stove runs, losing around three to five millimeters a session. When the sauna melts completely, the hotel builds another. Off The Map Travel expert Katie Watson said of the Snow Sauna, “The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam with intimate snow walls, which create a magical feeling of relaxation. It’s not like anything I’ve ever experienced before.” Arctic IceHotel also offers more traditional Finnish saunas and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Temperatures inside the hotel range between a brisk -5 and 0 degrees Celsius, or between 23 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Continuing their wintry theme, the hotel offers an ice bar with drinks served in frozen ice glasses, and a restaurant with ice tables and ice dishes. The Glass Igloos are open between November 20 and March 31, while the SnowHotel is open between December 20 and March 31. + Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos Via Business Insider Images via Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos and Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos Facebook

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