Mat Shreeve

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Brand Identity: Smart Use of Striking Colors and Patterns

Gordon Reid was commissioned by two ex-advertising folks who had this great idea to create a reactive bakery to whatever social media frenzy was …

Graphic Design

The 3T Strada Aero Road Bike Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

<b>Weight:</b> 7.48kg (L) <b><br>Use:</b> Road <b><br>Material:</b> Carbon <b><br>Sizes:</b> XS, S, M, L, XLFew bikes right now are pushing the boundaries of road bike design more than the 3T …

Netatmo Presence review: Right off the ugly tree and straight into our hearts

Think of a leading smart home device and most will mention the connected thermostat. For us, however, the smart home security camera has become just …

The house that Apple built: a tour around a purpose-built HomeKit smart home

We’ve long been promised the voice-activated, automated, robot-butler-equipped home of the future, a nuclear age dream of the 1950s that’s inspired …

Home Automation

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

High Sierra ‘Content Caching’ turns your Mac into a local iCloud server

When iOS update time rolls round, you probably run through all the devices in your home, downloading those multi-gigabyte updates over and over. If you have a few iPhones, plus a couple of iPads, it all adds to a lot of data, and a lot of waiting. New in macOS 10.13 High Sierra is <i>Content Caching</i>, …

Review: Fibaro Flood Sensor uses HomeKit automation to help detect leaks

Fibaro Flood Sensor is the first leak detector that works with Apple HomeKit. This lets you use Flood Sensor ($69) in Apple’s Home app in interesting ways not possible with other leak detectors.<p>The hardware itself looks like an accessory that could be an official Apple product if the company was in …

Ring's Video Doorbell 2 Brings Battery-Powered 1080p Video Security to Your Front Door

Earlier this year, popular smart doorbell and home security company Ring debuted its Video Doorbell 2, equipped with a motion sensing 1080p camera, a removable battery, and two-way audio capabilities. Integration with Ring's mobile app lets you see activity at your door from anywhere, and even …

Ideal Garage Design Ideas and Tips for Homeowners

If the home is our castle, what does that make the garage? To some people, it’s just an extra storage space for our cars or all of our unwanted junk. …

Amazing Lego Christmas decorations you have to see

Add a fun and flair to your traditional Christmas decorations this year with a liitle help from Lego<p>Christmas brings the inner child out in everyone, …

Everyone hates e-bikes

E-bikes could be the future of urban transit, but no one wants to let them on the road.<p>On a recent Friday afternoon, I was riding toward the …

For Color Lovers: Gorgeous, Vibrant, Creatively Stacked Modular Bookshelves

<b>German furniture maker</b> Cubit has brought “bookshelf porn” to a whole new level.<p><b>Specialising in</b> statement-making modular furniture that could be …

Furniture

Invoxia’s latest Triby IO speaker works with both Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit

Control your lights and stream your music<p>Invoxia has a new smart Bluetooth Triby speaker that works with both Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit. Triby IO is similar to its predecessor physically, featuring an adorable retro inspired design with a handle, rechargeable battery, and a magnet on the …

Smart Homes

15 small yards with some big ideas to copy

Small patios are nothing to bemoan, as they offer amazing scope for transformation, just like any far larger garden and landscape architects are …

Landscaping

Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 9.0 review

A day after installing my pedals and doing a quick shakedown ride on the Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 9.0, I was happily bombing down Austrian Alpine …

Bright idea: the startup making cycling safer

Blaze founder Emily Brooke has raised £1m investment for her Laserlight, exports to 65 countries, and picked up an MBE this year<p>Emily Brooke speaks fast. Make that very fast. The 31-year-old product designer and entrepreneur who was still a student when she came up with her pioneering laser bike …

9 plants that are perfect for the bedroom

Plants provide freshness in every room of the house but they are particularly effective and refreshing, when placed in the bedroom. They bring a …

Plants

What is GDPR? The summary guide to GDPR compliance in the UK

In May, Europe's data protection rules will undergo their largest overhaul in 20 years. When current regulations were drawn up in the late 1990s, the …

New Zealand's backcountry huts inspired this breezy, open home

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest<p>A home inspired by New Zealand’s backcountry huts has been completed in the settlement of Puhoi, just 50 kilometers, or about 31 miles north of Auckland. Designed by the director of local firm LTD Architectural David Maurice for him and his own family, the simple …

The changing nature of typefaces

<b>This week the BBC and Twitter have both launched new typefaces to mixed reviews. So what is the thinking that goes into changing a typeface?</b><p>On Tuesday, many Twitter users were surprised to see the unannounced change in its typeface. It was considered dramatic by some, with many complaining that the …

Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

Some smart lighting solutions are designed to provide useful illumination. Nanaleaf’s Aurora is built strictly for fun.The whole affair couldn’t be …

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

Kids

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Triby IO Smart Speaker Equipped With IFTTT And Alexa Support

Following on from their previous innovative speaker in the form of the Invoxia Triby which we recently featured in our Geeky Gadgets Deals store. …

Smart Homes

Apple replacing iPhone 7 Plus units with faulty cameras

Apple is reportedly replacing or repairing iPhone 7 Plus units that have developed camera faults.<p>Some users on Reddit and around the web have complained of black and purple screens and error messages when opening the camera app, supposedly due to a dodgy iSight sensor.<p>“My new iPhone 7 Plus camera …

9 Home Decor Finds that Will Change Your Mind About the Pantone Color of the Year

It's Not Easy Being Green<p>The Pantone Color Institute named its 2017 Color of the Year, “Greenery,” early Thursday morning, and in the hours since, …

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron'

You won't have a tough time remembering the name of Audi's first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That's it -- no model designation, no numbers, nothing else. The automaker told <i>Autocar</i> that it's using the tactic it used back in the '80s when it …