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About Peter Ridge

Peter is a product development and management professional whose career has spanned from computer hardware and software engineering to product packaging, print advertising and user experience design. He is a published author and has applied his skills to a variety of businesses from start up ventures to top-10 media companies.

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This year, Aesthetic Crit had a dozen posts inspired by eight innovative design projects at online funding site Kickstarter. Whether you backed a project or just found them interesting, you may be curious what happened to them and where you…

December 25, 2012 by

Back in June, I wrote about the Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus. Since that post went out, there have been many projects on Kickstarter to build a variety of writing instruments. Then, late last week, Tom Candow from e4 Labs…

December 20, 2012 by

This has been the year of connected watches—time pieces that work with your smartphone to provide notification and other features. Major watch brands are even getting into the act and Citizen is no exception.

December 11, 2012 by

Who says new tech has to be devoid of the warmth of old tech? Not the guys at BlueTube Audio. Check out their upcoming vacuum tube amplifier.

November 27, 2012 by

Ever notice how dogs just love to peek between the boards in a fence or stick their nose underneath wondering what is going on outside? Carolin Best has a solution for your curious friend.

November 13, 2012 by

Looking for something a little different to light up a room? If you like architecture, as I do, you will want to check out the House-Lamp.

October 30, 2012 by

Do you love to go camping, but hate to carry fuel? Do you love being in the woods, but can’t leave your cell phone at home? BioLite may have just the thing for your green, portable cooking and recharging needs.

October 16, 2012 by

Yesterday, Sharp released a new solar panel that is translucent, making it an aesthetically-pleasing option for architectural use. As illustrated below, the panels can be incorporated into a building’s balcony railings and you would never suspect that they were anything…

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