Adam scours the globe from his home in North Wales in order to bring the best of innovative architecture and sustainable design to the pages of Gizmag. Most of his spare time is spent dabbling in music, tinkering with old Macintosh computers and trying to keep his even older VW bus on the road.
UK-based outdoors company Anevay recently unveiled a portable
wood-burning stove that looks like it could be a good fit for
small-living enthusiasts and off-grid types. The firm says that the
Frontier Plus can be safely used in a tiny house, van, tipi, or even a
Soaring high above Tianjin's business district, the Goldin Finance 117 tower is nicknamed the "Walking Stick" on account of its overall shape. Though still under construction, the 117-story mixed-use building achieved its maximum height of 597 m (1,958 ft) on September 8, thus ensuring its status as one of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Developers Sand Hill Property Company recently acquired an enviable chunk of Silicon Valley real estate in the form of Cupertino's Vallco Shopping Mall. The firm has big plans for the 50 acre (20 hectare) site, and in a US$3 billion development project, aims to turn it into a sustainable mixed-use town center that boasts the world's largest green roof.
With the welcome news that the Apple TV is receiving a significant upgrade, things are getting interesting for the firm's oft-neglected little black box. Now, SteelSeries has unveiled what is touted as the very first dedicated game controller for the new set top box.
Apple isn't the only fruity company with big news in the touchscreen device sphere. Turning your Raspberry Pi into a tablet just got easier thanks to a newly-released official 7-inch touchscreen display for the little computer that could. It's available to purchase now, and will set you back from US$60.
When commissioned to design and build a Victorian-era inspired tiny home by a Doomsday Prepper client – that is, someone who wants to be prepared should a huge calamity befall civilization – Maximus Extreme Living Solutions was in its element. The firm duly produced the Victorian Prepper, a towable home ready to operate off-grid and complete with ample storage for food and firearms.
Following its plan to bring London out of the shade with shadow-free skyscrapers, NBBJ has unveiled a new proposal to replace tube trains in the London Underground's Circle Line with travelators, or moving walkways. The firm says this would allow users to stroll relatively long distances more quickly than if traveling by train.
New York City-based entrepreneur, investor, and perennial tinkerer Arnon Rosan drew inspiration from everyone's favorite construction toy to create a modular building system. Functioning very much like supersized Lego, EverBlock is promoted as suitable for building modular furniture, dividing walls, and even a habitable shelter – no glue, or specialist tools required.
Following its recent Studio iPhone-enhancing case and accessory system, Olloclip has unveiled a new macro lens kit for the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus at this year's IFA. The Macro Pro Lens promises to turn your iPhone into a digital microscope or loupe, and should make it easier to capture arty macro shots of bugs and flowers, and the like.