Chris Rowe

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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 …

Avant-garde

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

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. …

A chair designed to surprise you

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 …

Design

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 …

Cool Stuff

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 …

Smartwatches

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 …

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: …

10 Cool Beverage Drinking Gadgets

Collection of useful drinking gadgets and creative inventions that promise to make our lives easier and more enjoyable.<p>Bottle Top<p>Bottle tops turn …

Apple patent turns iPhone into a full-blown laptop

Apple is toying with a strange new accessory that would allow an iPhone to transform into a laptop. First discovered by Apple Insider, the concept …

Apple

Feast your eyes on 2017's smart, goofy small appliances

Coffee

Folding electric fat bike promises "moar" features

One look at the all-new Moar e-bike and you can tell this isn't your average pedelec. The bike greets the eye with fat tires, thickly sheathed wires …

LTG lofts to go develops coodo, a mobile living unit for any setting

from beach houses and pergolas to showrooms and business offices, the design offers generous living spaces with an eco-friendly architecture and …

Abu Dhabi

The Classic Banker's Desk Lamp, Updated for 2017

When the U.S. government began printing paper money in 1861, it used green ink to prevent counterfeiters from reproducing the bills with the period’s black-and-white photography. In 1909, when Harrison D. McFadden created the Emeralite lamp, known as the banker’s lamp for its ubiquity in financial …

Furniture

This shape shifting model could be the future of design engineering

Designed at Harvard, this mesmerizing reconfigurable metamaterial could represent the future of design engineering.

A Cool-culator!

Everything about the Calculator 2.0 by Nikhil Kapoor is amazing. The product is just mesmerising to look at, and it comes with an incredibly sleek …

Calculators

Jeff Brandes bill would legalize delivery drones

A bill filed Tuesday would allow delivery drones to operate in Florida.<p>The legislation (<b>SB 460</b>), however, focuses on ground drones, or “personal …

Is This $1,600 Umbrella Drone Worth It?

Photo Credit: Drones Direct<p>So far I haven’t gotten on board this whole “drone” thing. You mean remote controlled helicopters? What’s the big deal? Sure some of them can take cool photos and the drone racing looks awesome, but I’ve never had any interest in having one.<p>But now I want one. …

Drones

Get a folding mini selfie drone for $33.92

The Elfie is back, and priced even lower than last time! And you won't have to wait weeks to get it.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Peak Design 20L Everyday Backpack

Carry everything you need with ease when you have the Peak Design 20L Everyday Backpack. Offering more storage than you know what to do with, this …

A Modular Motorcycle Designed, Engineered and Manufactured in NYC

The Vanguard Roadster is seeking crowdfunding<p>Vanguard Moto Inc. is a combination of two fellows: Motorcycle designer Edward Jacobs (whom I briefly …

Pill Wall-Mounted Desk

Embrace the newly chic Lithuanian design of Emko with the elegant and practical Pill Wall-Mounted Desk. A convenient solution to making an instant …

Furniture

What Are the Biggest Style Trends in Design Right Now?

Tell us: what are some aesthetic patterns going on now, and what are your predictions for 2017?<p>Last week, readers started up a fun visual discussion …

SELFLY transforms your phone into a drone from the pocket

SELFLY, the flying camera, helps smartphone photographers capture snaps from previously unreachable perspectives.The post SELFLY transforms your …

Tesla Model S

Motorcycle Concept Showcases Japan's Approach to Design

Japan’s approach to design may seem outdated to some, but its traditions of course run rich and are often times unmatched. Such is the case with this …

These 5 Creators Boost Their Creativity by Sketching

Online Editorial Assistant<p>The backbone to any successful business is an <i>idea</i>. Coming up with an idea often involves brainstorming, researching, learning and for many -- sketching.<p>Sketching out a new invention or concept helps creators, founders and CEOs expand on their ideas and how they will work. …

Creativity

China's new topsy-turvy bridge actually has three bridges woven into one

A bridge doesn't need to include the standard, gray concrete beams, cables, and deck. They can twist and turn and pop with color.<p>That's the …