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​Worldly Me:
The weekly roundup: ​​​​31 March 2017

It’s a big ole world out there, and an ever-changing one at that. From digital wizardry to quirky ideas, the downright brilliant and the overly bizarre, here’s what the planet taught us this week.


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Hammocraft

​THE HAMMOCK YOU CAN USE ANYWHERE

Wherever you dream of docking a hammock, you now can, with the Hammocraft. Not content with the old fashioned method of slinging oen between two coconut trees, creators Bland Hoke and Bryan Carpenter invented a hammock frame which you can stick almost anywhere.

We're talking on water, snow, even on dry land. You just need something to station the poles: paddle boards, river rafts, kayaks and the like. Accommodating up to five people, it really is the number one holiday essential for 2017.



Parkorman Park
THE ​OVER-SIZED PLAYGROUND FOR ADULTS
There's a park just 8km north of Istanbul which boasts  hammocks and trampolines scattered throughout the trees. Designed by architects, Studio Dror, it's a stunning mix of nature meets man made fun. With five main zones, its sanctuary of swings, pathways and giant trampolines will attract both children and adults alike. 



The inflatable hoodie

NAP ANYWHERE 

Travelling so often involves long plane journeys, cramped buses and crowded trains. Sometimes all you want to do to pass the time is nap. 

Introducing the inflatable hoodie from Aros. With a secret inflatable pillow in the hood. Inflate it via a valve placed in the left front section and then have a jolly good snooze. Post nap you simply deflate the pillow, stash it away and everyone around you will be none the wiser. 



Vivid Sydney

THE BRIGHTEST EVENT IN THE SYDNEY CALENDAR 
For three weeks Sydney becomes a colossal arts' canvas as iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are turned into giant works of art using interactive light sculptures and building projections. 

Almost everything is turned into a giant work of art using interactive light sculptures, which collectively attract more than 500,000 people. The 201​7 edition, to be held over 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, looks to be bigger than ever.

Check out all our Vivid Sydney packages here. 

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Donut making classes in New York

THE BROOKLYN KITCHEN
Looking for something a little bit niche to do in New York City? Which is also resolutely New York City? Descend on The Brooklyn Kitchen and partake in a donut making cooking classes. No matter your culinary skill, you'll have a fun time making these sugary-sweet treats, complete with frosting and sprinkles.