Chris Rowe

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The best camping gadgets and accessories reviewed

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.</i><p>Camping usually involves forgoing some of the usual creature comforts – …


The sky's the limit for 3D-printed goodies at CES 2016 (pictures)

If you think 3D printers are for making "useless toys," you're wrong. At CES 2016, 3D printing proved to be quite a handy technology to make objects …


The sunken sink!

The Laufen sink just looks unusually pretty. The kind of prettiness that makes you curious; and that’s a good thing. Designed to look like it was …

The first Low Poly Motorbike

Automobiles are usually characterized by flowing organic forms. The kind that would increase the car/bike’s aerodynamics, allowing it to cut through …


Tipic's smart Tulèr kitchen for Offmat has a sink that disappears

<b>Milan 2016:</b> Italian design studio Tipic has created a smart kitchen countertop that integrates various interactive functions including a sink that …

Interior Design

Cycloc's Endo Wall Mount Bicycle Hanger

In recent months, we've seen a few clever solutions to bicycle storage—from the sculptural copper Stasis to CLUG's 3D printed clip, though neither are readily accessible at the moment. Cycloc's Endo is, however. The two part system hooks the front wheel and supports the rear as both lie flat …


Artek Sheds Light on Alvar Aalto's Innovative Wood-Bending Techniques in Milan

During the late 1920s, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto started to experiment with bending wood and collaborated with the furniture …


Whale Piano

Whaletone – nature inspired piano designed by Robert Majkut.<p>Beautiful piano resembles a whale – the symbol of freedom and harmony with nature.


7 Smart Home Gadgets You Need In Your Bath

<i>By HADLEY KELLER for Architectural Digest.</i><p>Courtesy of Dyson<p><b>1.</b> As smartphone-controlled speakers and security systems and Bluetooth-connected thermostats become the norm, one thing is abundantly clear: The smart home is officially on the rise. But when it comes to integrating technology into your …

Gear & Gadgets

Review: Fade Task Lamp

The Fade Task Lamp is undeniably beautiful, and arguably more functional that most lamps. And it's definitely more expensive. The post Review: Fade …

Gear & Gadgets

The Crazy New Gadget Every Introvert Is Going to Crave

OK, it's not exactly stylish, but if you're an introvert, you're going to want one anyway.<p>Ask an introvert to make a list of his or her least favorite things in the universe and open-plan offices are pretty much guaranteed to appear towards the top of the ranking. Too bad these days the vast …


BMW's crazy shape-shifting future car is straight out of a science fiction movie

The BMW Vision Next 100 is an ambitious concept that isn’t production-ready, but does offer a stimulating glimpse of what cars could look like in the …

Science Fiction

trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection

trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection<p><b>trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection</b><br>all …

To beat the 'throwaway' waste crisis, we must design loveable objects – that last

Philippe Starck's Juicy Salif turned the humble lemon squeezer into a piece of classic industrial design. Tilemahos Efthimiadis, CC BY-SAWe live in a …


Table + Stool – Multi-Functional Furniture

Price: $219Currently, we are in the beginning stages, and our first product is titled ‘Table&Stool’. ‘Table&Stool’ is a new type furniture, and has …


This New Suitcase Design Claims To Be The World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case Luggage

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Travel Gear

Drawing inspiration from nature, student designs a new type of wind turbine

Since childhood, Michael Carruth, a junior in the environmental design program at CU-Boulder, has been fascinated with nature. Long hours spent …


Besee Multipurpose Bike Light And Smartphone Bike Holder (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Cyclists that are looking for a convenient way to carry and read their smartphone screen whilst riding may be interested in a new multipurpose bike …

Gear & Gadgets

Fidget in this chair to charge your gadgets

Put your restlessness to good use with an innovative chair that harnesses energy produced from your movements to power your gear.<p>If you're the type …

Gear & Gadgets

This children's bedroom has a fun custom-built, multi-functional wall unit

Photography by Zinur Razutdinov<p>When Geometrix Design were planning this bedroom in a home in Moscow, Russia, they decided to create a fun and vibrant …


HERVET-MANUFACTURIER paris hand-crafts luxury furniture using traditional techniques

each unique limited edition design draws its formal influences from the geometric boldness of modern architecture.The post HERVET-MANUFACTURIER paris …


somerset bike’s oval-shaped frame slides components for convenient folding

the tube frame acts as a slide rail, allowing the front fork to slide down to transform to a hand cart for quick transportation needs.The post …

Bicycle Commuting

At IDS16: an affordable, minimal and ergonomic standing desk

It's really all you need in this era of notebook computers.

Industrial Design

The Inventions!


The CrossOver from NextDesk turns nearly any setup into a motorized standing desk

NextDesk is not new to the game when it comes to standing desks. The benefits of not sitting in your chair all day have been well documented by now. However, up until the last year prices were generally too high for most consumers. The latest project from NextDesk aims to change all that by serving …

Canadian Chef Designs the "Ultimate Cutting Board"

When it comes to newfangled cutting board designs, I'm a fan of the Mocubo, which we covered here. But there's still plenty of room in this market …


Kids' inventions made real: ladybird brollies to skip-rope drones

Michael Rundle<p>Editor,<p>Follow @michaelrundle<p>A self-hovering skipping rope; an umbrella for ladybirds; a pneumatic lift to hoist homes out of the path of war-mongering dictators and a 3D printed hook that can lift out the very last malingering Pringle from the tube.<p>If CES was this good, …