Best of 2021

  • At the end of a stellar year for photography contests we have hand-picked a selection of our favorite shots from the past 12 months. This best-of-the-best gallery includes stylish drone shots, psychedelic macro photography and mind-bending landscapes.
  • An innovative anamorphic illusion has taken the top prize in the annual Best Illusion of the Year contest. Twisting minds for 17 years the contest highlights the ways our brain can be tricked using simple perceptual illusions.
  • From a house with its own skate ramp to a swimming pool in the sky, some pretty wild architecture popped up in 2021. Here's our pick of this year's top architectural oddities.
  • The new mini-campers of 2021 included some of the most versatile multipurpose camper vans we've ever seen, tiny teardrops light enough to tow by bicycle, and modular camper kits so small and flexible they make campers out of three-door hatchbacks.
  • While 2021's record RV numbers have been capturing headlines in markets like North America and Europe, the story doesn't end there. The year has been as much about quality as quantity, with some truly jaw-dropping motorhome and large camper van debuts.
  • Sustainability has become a major focus for architects, and as 2021 draws to a close we take a look back at some of the best, most interesting, and most innovative examples of sustainable architecture that caught our eye throughout the year.
  • The endless expanse of space is a beautiful and fascinating subject for photography. From the dramatic births and deaths of stars, to galactic glamor shots and planetary close-ups, here are some of the most breathtaking space photos of 2021.
  • We've seen a host of superb architecture projects reach completion this year, from innovative social housing to creative performance spaces and even an otherworldly museum inspired by the cosmos. Here's our pick of the best buildings of 2021.
  • Twenty-twenty one wasn't a major milestone year for electrified camper product launches. However, everyone from startups to major manufacturers revealed a promising concept, prototype or product preview, forecasting a cleaner, quieter RV future.
  • Each year the makers of multi-tools continue to impress us with their creativity and sheer determination to squeeze utmost functionality into easily carried packages and 2021 was no exception. Let's take a look at the best of the bunch.
  • As 2021 draws to a close, it's time to once again look back at some of the bicycle-related products that really stood out over the past year. While they might not all end up taking the cycling industry by storm, they're definitely innovative.
  • Much like 2020 before it, 2021 made much of the population want to forget about civilization to seek out the embrace of open, natural spaces. The year also brought plenty of clever 4x4 camper rigs for reaching those spaces and making home of them.
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