Creative Product Design

By Chris Rowe | Inspirational design ideas

5 Contemporary Designs that Completely Redefine the Chair

One of my favorite things about home design is the wonderful variety of ways in which clever designers have re-invented the chair. When you picture a …

Furniture Design

Eat Better When Camping

When you’re out camping in the wilderness, you’ve got a few options for food.<p>You could subsist on granola bars.<p>Try your luck cooking over an open …

Camping

Six gadgets for a green camping trip

You can cook and top off your devices' batteries with just a few bits of wood.<p><i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>This week marks the start of summer, and campers across the nation are getting ready to explore the great outdoors. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to go off-grid while keeping a light footprint. That …

Camping

LINKA

Design Concepts<p>Velasso<p>Overview<p>The Bluetooth-enabled LINKA bike lock will recognize you through your smartphone and automatically unlock as you …

Bookman Curve Front Bike Light

Founded by a group of friends drawn together by a pure passion for cycling, Stockholm-based Bookman has become a key player in the bike accessories market since their first products hit shelves three years ago. From sleek, utility-focused USB-rechargeable lights to making the morning pedal-powered …

Design

This Microwave Oven Is the Size of a Thermos

There’s a reason the microwave oven in your kitchen is a heavy brick: it uses a magnetron and vacuum tube technology that dates back to World War II. …

Domestic Technology

Shape-shifting Exocet Chair conforms to the body in dozens of ways

Handcrafted from birch wood, the transforming lounger is available in several veneers including White Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Mozambique. …

Furniture Design

Bringing Wheelchair Design Into The Digital Age

The Go is cleverly designed to help reduce the common injuries for wheelchair users—and look cool, too.<p>Human bodies come in all shapes and sizes, especially where disability is involved. But for the most part, wheelchairs are a one-size-fits-all affair. It's absurd, says British designer Benjamin …

Wheelchairs

ian stell forms flexible furniture that expands + contracts for countless configurations

during new york design week 2016, patrick parrish gallery presents stell's ongoing 'pantograph' series at collective design fair, highlighting the …

Design

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 – …

Camping

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 …

3D

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 …

Aerodynamics

Tipic's smart Tulèr kitchen features a sink that appears with the wave of a hand

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

Kitchens

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 …

Design

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 …

Milan

Whale Piano

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

Piano

7 Smart Home Gadgets You Need In Your Bath

<i>By HADLEY KELLER for Architectural Digest.</i><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 house, the bath …

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 …

Introverts

In honor of their 100-year anniversary, BMW just unveiled the car of the future. The BMW Vision Next 100 features augmented reality dashboards, a …

trigger design emphasizes precious moments in the endangered collection

the four-part jewelry box collection visualizes endangered animals with unique scents -- created in collaboration with allsense scent lab -- that …

Design

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 …

Circular economy

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 …

Design

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

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