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By Chris Rowe | Inspirational design ideas

Turkmenistan's New Airport Is Shaped Like A Giant Bird

Many official buildings in Ashgabat are noteworthy for literal or eccentric designs. The state publishing house, for example, is in the shape of a book.<p>The capital of Turkmenistan, a country largely closed to outsiders, has opened a $2.3 billion terminal at its international airport in the shape of …

Turkmenistan

Sarom King Flexible and Functional Metal Barbeques by Emo Design

Emo Design has submitted their latest project, King, a small collection of flexible and functional metal barbeques. Teamed up with Sarom, King is the …

Design

A Modular Luggage System, Bugaboo Boxer: The cult Dutch stroller company applies their tech and design to pushable suitcases

We've seen small footsteps toward better luggage (currently an industry drowning in designer labels and cookie-cutter design), like Raden's lightweight case with integrated tech and G-Ro's axle-less two-wheeler. But the latest offering comes from an Amsterdam-based company that's been making …

Design

6 Rugged Gadgets Designed for Your Next Adventure

Technology is a quickly evolving medium with all kinds of interesting and innovative products being released all the time. Some of those products …

Gear & Gadgets

Editor’s Choice: The Best Gadgets of IFA 2016

IFA 2016, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics showcase, is concluding. Some of the biggest companies — such as Sony, Fitbit, Samsung, Bang & …

Leaked images hint on new DJI foldable core design

If I had to take a while guess, I would say that DJI will uncover their next drone in Photokina in two weeks, but some quadcopter-oriented blogs are …

Drones

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 …

Design

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 …

Transportation

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

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Green Living

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 …

Design

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 …

Furniture

What to See at Collective Design This Weekend

Material processes and critical perspectives take center stage at the annual fair<p>Showcasing a series of diverse galleries and exhibitors brought …

Design

Awesome Design for a Multifunctional Transforming Utility Cart. Yea or Nay?

For a society that lives in a digital, dematerialized age, we still have to carry heavy stuff around from time to time. There are a variety of …

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 …

Science

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 …

Design

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 …

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 …

Design

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

A behind-the-scenes look at the process<p>During the late 1920s, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto started to experiment with bending wood and …

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

Clip Table: Ready-to-Assemble Furniture That Requires No Tools or Hardware

Project Overview<p>The Clip Table utilizes a connection method that is simple, intuitive and easy to use. Inspired by clamp lid and Weck canning jars …

Design

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