The nessessities in sails.. sun sails that is….

Sunsails allow  endless options for uniquely designed outdoor spaces.  Designers, architects or creative garden designers create sculptural masterpieces with each sail.

The difference in a standard shade canopies and perfecting the installation of a sun sail, is proper instruction and experience. It is absolutely essential to provide the proper declination point when installing a shade sail, no matter the size.  This allows for proper water drainage. Attachment points to walled structures or posts are critical in insuring proper water drainage and wind resistance. A  good installation requires know how and an experience.

Skilled installers are able to quickly access each project and engineer the proper declination of the shades. Additionally, installers will have to take into consideration the substructure of the walled surface to provide a stable support.  A skilled installer  is not only able to solve those problems but also is aware of the correct attachment options to different surfaces, even brick facades.

The result, the perfect sun sail installation that will last for many years.  Pictures are providede by ROLLADEN NÜSING in Münster.

For more of sun protection find dealers in your area: http://www.caravita.eu

Insider tips to Norway!

Outdoor dining at its finest…

Hvaler is a community  in the province of  Norway, just  on the east side of the Oslo fjord.

Tourists and artists alike flock to Hvaler´s  for its archipelago landscape, which consist of 833 forested islands. These islands are connected through toll road and channel to the mainland.

Shrimp harvesting along with tourism is still an integral part of the economic development in Hyaler.  The small village of 3700 residents during the winter months,   grows to over 30,000 during the summer season.  This peaceful village blossoms seeking rest and relaxation in this peaceful village.

Visit Hot spot seafood restaurant  Forste Reis in Skaerhalden, which opened in June 2009. Boasting your idyllic outdoor waterfront,    guests can enjoy the view while being shaded under Caravita’s patio umbrellas .

Space saving cantilevers

Caravita´s cantilever sunshade with wall attachment.

Side mast umbrellas have gained popularity but not without need a little extra space to operate. Cantilever sunshade Amalfi reduces the need for space with it uniquely designed wall mount operation. This classic, Italian designed outdoor sunshades can measure up to 13′ round and comes in all shapes (round,square and rectangular).  Quick and easy to open and close while able to swing out away from seating areas when not in use.

Using a wall attachment the Amalfi umbrella can be  installed to the wall, or as here pictured at a pillar. The model can be rotated in either direction to move out of the way. This special installation picture was provide by SONNENSCHUTZ KERBER from Innsbruck.

Sun protection has never been more important

With over 2 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year it becomes imperative we think about protection. From restaurant terraces to our schools playgrounds, providing a shade has never been more important.  Both Dickson- Constant and Sattler provide awning and marine grade fabrics that provide up to 80 % UV protection.  Ever really understood how long it takes to get a sunburn? Take a look at the UV Protection Calculator, you’ll be amazed at the results…

Schools and communities are starting to take a stand and provide public areas with shade coverage. Take a look at some of these installations.

Public swimming pool  AQUASUN in Kösching was supported by Caravita.

Caravita´s Big Ben outdoor umbrella.

Sun sails are excellent protective elements for the playgrounds. With a simple use of a pulley system, sails are easily detached when not in use or end of season.  For use year round, consider using a permeable yet UV protected sun sail sun sail which still allows for protection and water drainage.

More information to the correct installation is to see at: http://www.caravita.eu

Sun sail installation at local Oberkochem childrens playground. Provided by our partners at  RAUMAUSSTATTUNG KAUFMANN.

Big Ben heads to Lyon?

No, the British did not give up their ever famed icon Big Ben to the French. CARAVITA’s beautiful Big Ben Shades, 8 to be exact were installed in the the beautiful town of Le Rhône. With just under half a million residents,  the cafe terraces are a huge draw including the restaurant  “Chez Albert”.

Lyon is the third largest city in France and is well known for its dynamic “Festival of Lights” in December and of course its football team which brings in a lot of fans.

Separated by 2 riviers, residents and toursits enjoy the peace strolls. Need a break from all that walking, have a rest at one of the many sidewalk cafes or coffee restaurants like Chez Albert .

CARAVITA’s  Big Ben shades provide amble coverage with 8 large shades for the outside terrace. Installation images provided by our partners at  ADF STORES in Sallanches.

Savoir-vivre!

Escape winters fury

Many Europeans escape harshness of winters cold temperatures and seek refuge in warmer climates. Sometimes that brings them to the Americas..

Enjoy a leisurely stroll, relax and get to know the locals..

Beauty is found in the most natural of elements

Flora and fauna inspire us.

Pelicans fly naturally above.

Nature in its rarest form

Vibrancy and color

there is still beauty in form

Something so beautiful yet still so dangerous

Mussels, washed up on driftwood, fascinating

In the blink of an eye, sunset calls us to rest

Everyday could be like this