I have written about the ingenious ostrich pillow before and am delighted to see that there is now a more practical version, the ostrich pillow mini in the works. I totally need this for impromptu desk naps. Who is with me?
The new Nomiku Sous Vide immersion circulator looks fantastic. If you like to be a nerd, even in the kitchen, Nomiku is for you.
Ebay announced yesterday that they would be “sunsetting” Svpply. On August 31, it will be no more. They’ve been considerate and provided Svpply users an option to export their data. If you are logged in to Svpply, you can go to your settings page and hit the “Export your account” link at the bottom to get your stuff (if your export fails you might need help from this).
Svpply is being shut down and that sucks. Let’s get together and make a new one. I am backing this Kickstarter.
Kangaroo Light is a portable, playful and flexible lighting product. It was originally designed to fit inside your bag so you can easily locate your belongings, but I think I could find lots of other fun uses for it. I just want to play with it… Two thumbs up!
Andi Baio sold Upcoming.org to Yahoo in 2005. Last year, Yahoo shut it down and decided a few months ago to sell the url back to Andi. Now, Andi is set to bring it back! Yes, please!
Upcoming was a collaborative event calendar focused on interesting arts and tech events around the world. Entirely curated by the community, Upcoming surfaced weird and wonderful events that usually fell under the radar of traditional event listings from newspapers and local weeklies.
Definitely supporting this Kickstarter Campaign.
And, can we all please learn from this?
Flint & Tinder is trying to change the way stuff gets made and bought, especially here in the USA. They’ve come up with a system called Denim on Demand. Basically it’s super high quality selvedge jeans made to order for just $98. But here’s the kicker: When people are done with them, they’re going to find the jeans a new home and credit them back for their purchase. Woah!
The fine folks behind Flint and Tinder are currently running a Kickstarter campaign that I couldn’t be more excited about: The Bluelace Project is trying to proof to US retailers that customers do in fact care about domestically produced goods.
Lacing up blue lets retailers know that you’re willing to give a second look to domestically produced products. Lacing up blue lets American manufacturers — the men and women fighting to innovate and bring better-built products to market at a time when their competitors undercut them by cutting corners abroad — know you appreciate the war they’re fighting daily.
Pensa’s DIWire Bender transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. #Want
My friend Cameron Moll did it again. He designed yet another historic architectural structure entirely out of type, this time, the Brooklyn Bridge. He is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for the letterpress printing cost. I am happy to see that he has already reached his goal, but there are still lots of fantastic rewards to be had. Go get yours!
Five years ago, while visiting from Paris, he fell in love with the run-down building, convinced the owner to let him restore it into its original beauty. Lucien saw the potential and single handedly scraped off layers of paint, emptied out 5 floors filled with industrial components and a basement filled with junk. And by doing so he has turned what used to be a sleepy Cobble Hill street into a happening, cultural highlight in Brooklyn.
The value he is providing by running The Invisible Dog is tremendous. It’s a no-brainer for me, to back his Kickstarter and help fund The Invisible Dog’s fifth season. Can’t wait what they’ll come up with this year. Lucien, you ARE the king of Bergen street!
Join me and back Lucien’s Kickstarter!
Love one of his Kickstarter rewards giving you naming rights to his epic elevator. Trust me, that elevator is something special.
That’s So Crazy It Just Might Work is a future web show about creativity, entrepreneurship, and uncertainty.
My friends at Holstee just launched a fantastic new project called The Reframe. They’re taking on the sad fact that so many beautiful cards we receive live a sad life, long forgotten in some shoe boxes. Let’s celebrate them with Reframe, made from reclaimed wood of deconstructed abandoned houses in Detroit. The frames are designed to display and easily slide in any 5×7-inch card or print.
Totally backing this Kickstarter campaign! Join me?
MOLEHOUSE frames are designed to beautifully display the content of your Moleskine sketchbooks. Lovely idea. Celebrate your sketchbook!
Canary is a beautifully designed device that contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity in your home.
Controlled entirely from your iPhone or Android, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary — from sudden temperature changes that can indicate a fire, to the sound and movement that could mean an intrusion. Instantly receive, view and act on the alerts wherever you are. And over time, Canary learns your home’s rhythms to send you smarter alerts.
Definitely smart. Check out their Indiegogo campaign.