Chris Rowe

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Platonics Ark is “the first 3D printer made specifically for architects”

A technology company based in Finland has been working the past 2 years at perfecting a new 3D printer made especially for architects. Currently, the company is seeking crowdfunding from Indiegogo and has 24 days left to get the backing necessary to produce this printer. They call it the Platonics …

3D Printing

Power Packs: The 7 Best Solar Backpacks for Charging on the Go

Although smartphone, laptop, and tablet batteries have gotten better, we still find ourselves with 1% battery at the worst possible times. Portable …

Camping

Freakin' Eureka: Paralyzed adventurer invents mountain bike that gets him back on the trails

Three quarters of the way up Ranger Summit, a four-and-a-half-kilometre climb on a narrow path strewn with rocks and roots, we stop for a break. Tall …

University of Calgary

The No-Burn Iron | Yanko Design

The resting upright design of current clothing irons leaves pets and kids susceptible to dangerous burns. The PUSHE iron, however, introduces an …

Design

GoTenna Mesh

<b>Pros</b><p>Lets you share text, location, and maps without cellular connectivity. Mesh network increases range. End-to-end encryption. Durable build.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No …

The Intelligent Extinguisher

Did you know that your fire extinguisher has an expiration date? That’s icing on the cake for a product that so few of us actually know how to use in …

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

IPhone X

i-Ride Compact Electric Skateboard Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Backpack (video)

Skateboarder Brad Gausewitz from the United States has created an extra compact electric skateboard which is small enough to fit in your backpack. …

Cool Stuff

You Need This Badass Portable Coffee Maker in Your Life

Ultra-rugged and durable enough to stand even the most challenging environments, the COFFEEBOXX ($199 at Home Depot) is an electric coffee maker that …

Coffee

Snow Peak HotLips Titanium Mug

Heating your coffee or soup in the same container you drink it from is a great way to consolidate when packing a camping bag. But if you're not …

Titanium

Tenikle is a 3-Tentacled, Suction-Cup-Covered Portable Tripod

The popular JOBY GorillaPod has a new challenger. Tenikle is a new three-tentacled and suction-cup-covered tripod that’s jumping into the flexible, …

Cool Stuff

Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

Price: $15 | BuyThis handy pocket tool is made from lightweight and durable 0.125″ thick carbon fiber, and not only pops open bottles with ease, but …

Cool Stuff

The Morpher Bike Helmet Folds Flat to Fit in Your Bag

There's no excuse for not wearing a helmet when you're riding a bike. In a crash, a helmet can reduce the cyclist's chances of serious head injury by …

Cool Stuff

Raspberry Pi Multisensor Beehive Monitor (video)

Beekeeper Vladimir Kulyukin has created a new Raspberry Pi powered multi sensor beehive monitor which has been amply named the BeePi and allows you …

Raspberry Pi

A $30 Robotic Duster – Just Don’t Call It a Roomba

Following the huge success of Roomba, the self-driving vacuum cleaner, more and more household developers are following suit and turning to …

BioLite's FirePit goes beyond the camping grill

Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that's often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings. While your average campfire -- a flaming stack of logs surrounded by rocks or rusty metal -- can be a challenge to cook on, BioLite's new …

Camping

HELIO Solar Light And Powerbank (video)

Anyone searching for a rugged power bank or mobile battery pack may be interested in the HELIO which offers a 5,200 mAH battery capable of charging …

Gear & Gadgets

Canon's M-i1 Mini Projector Fits in a Pocket, Works Without a PC

It only weighs 235 grams, runs for two hours on a full charge, offers a screen size of up to 84-inches, and doubles as a mobile charger.<p>PCMag reviews …

Gear & Gadgets

Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Industrial design has definitely become a differentiator. We see that everywhere, from phones, computers, cars, pretty much every product tries to …

Keyboard Pants

Modern jeans with integrated computer keyboard designed by Erik de Nijs.<p>“Beauty and the Geek” pants merge the world of fashion with the world of …

The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 7: Assembly

Payoff time! Here the Mobile Solar Charger all comes together<p>After many patiently-executed fabrication steps, industrial designer Eric Strebel is …

Product Design

Barbecue in a briefcase | Yanko Design

Strictly in terms of size, the BBQ Suitcase by Kikkerland is no larger than an iPad Pro, if you were to factor in the thickness, I’d compare it to an …

BBQ

How Would You Improve This Design?

Let the finicky design critique begin<p>On one of our recent reddit digs, we came across an interesting post thread involving some hot design debate. …

Concept Design

A chair designed to surprise you | Yanko Design

Nice looking chair, right? Reminds me of the Solid Gray Hardshell Backpack, if I’m being honest. However the incredible thing about the chair isn’t …

Furniture

Comfortable Wooden Foldable Chair

Ollie is a clever comfortable chair. It enables a space saving by its foldable aspect but also a transportation aspect. Imagined by Rock Paper Robot …

Jony Ive wants to design a soap dispenser

After developing some of the most iconic tech products of the last two decades, Apple’s design boss Jony Ive has some astonishingly low-tech ambitions when it comes to the future.<p>During a recent interview at a conference organized by the Norman Foster Foundation, Jony Ive gave a surprising answer …

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at MoMA Celebrates the Architect’s 150th Birthday

In celebration of the 150th birthday of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, New York's MoMA is holding a comprehensive retrospective. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive looks at the legend's drawings and architectural models as a way to delve into his pioneering career.<p>The 450 …

Architecture

These prefab dome homes can be installed just about anywhere

Modern and airy!<p>Modular, prefab, and futuristic-looking, these cute tiny homes could entice just about anyone to say “Dome, sweet dome.” The Slovenian-designed abodes from Smartdome can be plopped on just about any plot of land. The base features adjustable steel legs, which can accommodate uneven …

Architecture

Our Favorite Student Work from NYCxDesign

Pratt "Design for the Mind: Products and Furniture for People Living with Alzheimer's" at ICFF<p>Pratt "Design for the Mind: Products and Furniture for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nike Sneakers made from Paper

David Brownings, a talented illustrator based in Bristol, has designed a series of creative Nike sneakers made out of paper. Enjoy!<p>Also check out: …