Nathan Drury

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#Vanlife: The Wanderlust-Inducing Lifestyle of Roaming across the Country in a Home-on-Wheels

What is #vanlife? For some, it's just a hashtag on Instagram, but for others, it's a philosophy, a way of life that says, "Home is where you park it." For members of the #vanlife community, there is no greater pleasure than driving down empty roads in their home-on-wheels, sleeping under the stars, …

Turning Kickstarter into Kickcontinuer

These guys have built a successful product design business via serial crowdfunding—15 campaigns and counting!<p>The company's name might be BigIdesign, …

Crowd Funding

Mobile Beds: The 6 Best Sleeping Pads

A night out under the prairie stars is the perfect way to reconnect with the roots of men of old. The truth about men of old, however, was that their …

The Whiskey Wedge Keeps Your Whiskey Cool, But Not Watery

If you drink whisky, you slowly turn into a obsessive compulsive. You want to enjoy every last drop, but you find that stones are a bit off-putting …

artisanal

Put All-Day Power in Your Pocket With the Go Puck

The amount of electronic devices we carry around these days would likely surprise even the most creative science fiction writers of the past. As more …

Gear & Gadgets

If musical instruments can be wooden..

Why not speakers? Most audiophiles will agree that wood is one of the most superior materials for any acoustical product. The way wood resonates is …

Industrial Design

Halfbike II is a pedal-powered Segway hybrid

An innovative stand-up bike has already raised double its $50,000 (£34,000) fundraising target on Kickstarter. The Halfbike II has three wheels -- …

Prototyping

5 Cool and Handy Apps For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spending time outdoors is highly delightful and does you a lot of good. A mere 10 min walk can drastically reduce your stress level and give your …

mininch

Rights & Freedoms

Astronauts can now drink espresso from a cup in space, because everyone deserves caffeine

You know about freeze-dried food that astronauts eat out of bags in space. But how do astronauts feed their caffeine cravings, and why are cups such …

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

Gransfors Hunters Axe

Designed for Swedish Moose hunters, this small axe not only cuts wood but also meat and bone. The rounded and polished poll is used in skinning, and …

MOOSE

Tent Small Candle Stove KP

Hike Like a Pro With These 6 Tips<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Rockets Class<p>Neat concept, but I can't recommend …

Tegu's Future Set: Magnetron Solar Station

Truly meant for children of all ages, Tegu's range of hardwood toys equally encourage imagination and architectural exploration in adults who aren't afraid to sit down and build something fun. Their newly released, first-ever themed line of magnetized building blocks, Future Set: Magnetron Solar …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy

We're only three weeks into 2015 and yet we may already have the best GoPro video we'll see all year thanks to Candide Thovex.<p>Candide Thovex is one …

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Minipresso Is The Most Compact Manual Espresso Maker Ever

We’ve seen plenty of portable devices that let you make fine espresso on the go, including contraptions like the Handpresso, the GSI Outdoors Mini …

Coffee

Rent-a-Tent Canada - Top ten Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies

The Gerber Zip Blade Keeps A Sharp Object Where You Need It

I am a firm believer in having as many tools as possible on your person at all times, much to the chagrin of my wife. But I thought, having festooned …

Bosse Shovels

We did a feature on Bosse Tools when they were in their early days, still trying to get their innovative products into production. Well, after a …

Striking Handmade Cypress Tables Crafted with Glow-in-the-Dark Resin

Mike Warren's handmade tables light up the night with decayed cypress boards, brilliant glow-in-the-dark resin and a simple, clever design. Warren, an editor of DIY forum Instructables, recently released step-by-step instructions and a video about his process, which includes hollowing out damaged …

In Defense Of The New “Star Wars” Lightsaber

Haters gonna hate, but the lightsaber seen in the new The Force Awakens trailer is great design. Here’s why.<p>In the new trailer for J.J. Abrams’s forthcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, a shadowy, hooded figure (rumored to be played by <i>Girls</i>‘s Adam Driver) walks into the snowy woods at night and …

Star Wars

This Is Sony's New Idea for a Simple E-Ink Smartwatch

Launched months ago on a Japanese crowdfunding site, Sony's secretive FES project reimagines what a smartwatch should be.<p>While everyone rushes to be smart, Sony has decided to take a minimalist approach with its new watch.<p>The FES Watch uses e-paper and comes with 24 strap designs that you can pick …

eReaders

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

Dining Rooms

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

Mio Velo heart rate monitoring wristband links ANT+ sensors to your smartphone

Mio has been one of the leading brands in pushing chest-strap-free heart rate monitoring for athletes, putting an optical sensor between your wrist …

Flic Is A Button You Can Put Anywhere And Does Anything

We live in a world of buttons. No, really, think about it. How many buttons do you press, in a day, both real and virtual. A hundred? A thousand? …

Hydrapak Stash Collapsible Bottle

The new Stash Collapsible Bottle by Hydrapack is the ideal solution for campers, hikers, and adventure travelers that need to travel light. The soft …