Screen Blocking Glasses

IRL Glasses are the answer to screen overload and digital fatigue, putting people back in the driver’s seat to control when and how they interact with screens. Wearing IRL Glasses makes screens that are “on” look like they are “off.”

Brilliant! Hat tip off to the creator Ivan Cash!

Time Since Launch

Time Since Launch is a single-use, long-scale launch clock. This would be fun to use at the birth of a child.

Tooter Smart Flashcards

If my kids were still little, I would support this Kickstarter and buy a set of Tooder flashcards. The interactive iPad part makes it fun and parent-indepdenent. Winner!

Touchy/Feely

Touchy/Feely is a design book that explores emotional ergonomics to help foster empathy for human-centered, inclusive design.

Drip by Kickstarter

Kickstarter launched a new service called drip that allows you to directly support a creator you like, similar to Patreon. My first drip support goes to Debbie Millman for her wonderful DesignMatters podcast. I love everything about this.

Orbitkey Ring, Clip and Strap

Orbitkey is a smartly designed keyring.

Our President Was Called Barack

A book for kids that tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to be kind and make change. This Kickstarter by Laura Olin gets my support.

Qoobo : An interactive tailed cushion

A cushion with a tail. Made me laugh.

Closca Bottle + App


Closca is launching a highly functional water bottle that is easy to clean, easy to attach to your bag, bike, scooter.. and comes with an app that shows you where you can refill your bottle. LOVE! I totally just backed their Kickstarter.

I Want This!

The Side Winder allows you to wind, store, and protect your MacBook Charger in under 6 seconds without ever having to touch your cables. YES!

The Invisible Dog’s Season 9

Lucien, the force behind The Invisible Dog Art Center is one of my favorite humans, ever. I love the creative community he has built here on Bergen street, and let me be part of. He gets my support for Season 9 of The Invisible Dog. Does he get yours?

The video is by the super talented team of Mac Premo. Definitely my favorite Kickstarter video to date!

Benjamin Brush

You are looking at a mighty adorably looking toothbrush that comes with an integrated speaker and music store. Choose a song, and it’ll play for two minutes- the recommended amount of time to get those teeth clean. My kids would approve of Benjamin Brush. Get one by pledging over on Kickstarter.

The Flying Martha Ornithopter

I find this Flying Martha all kinds of charming! Getting one for my kids.

How to design for print, work with printers & control costs

Graphic designer Marina Poropat Joyce wrote Designing for Print after advising and teaching designers, print buyers, students and business owners for almost 20 years. It includes cost comparisons for different printing methods, decision trees that answer questions, an extensive glossary, helpful checklists, a comprehensive section on printing and the environment and tips to help you work with printers.

Let’s make this book happen.

Backpacks Made from Car Parts

Airpaq‘ upcycles airbags and seat belts into backpacks.

Bloqbag



Bloqbag is a smart modular bag system that just launched on Kickstarter. Love it.

GROW

This modular furniture system is beautiful. It’s also light and eco-friendly. What’s not to love?

Key Wrangler

Key Wrangler is a stainless steel keychain with a spring clip and a post to keep your keys in a tidy row. I like it.

(via Carly)

Love Letters for My Children

This is the first Kickstarter video that made me cry! Maggie Doyne is the most remarkable human I have ever had the honor to meet. What an unstoppable force of good! YES to supporting this project. YES YES YES!

(Last year Maggie Doyne told her moving store at CreativeMornings. You can watch the talk here)

LIMINAL: A minimal adaptable lighting unit

LIMINAL is a robust, stylish and sleek lighting product that can adapt to various settings and respond to changing usage needs. Loving this!

Habit Calendar

The Habit Calendar gives you the satisfaction of crossing something off your to do list while tracking the small habits that make a huge difference. (If you like this idea, you might also like my to-do app, TeuxDeux!)

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comp is a redesign of the classic composition notebook––made for the 21st century.

Transformable Table

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Boulon Blanc created the perfect table for small NYC apartments: It easily goes from coffee table to working or dining table in one easy move. Now available on Kickstarter.

The Bolted Book

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Book lovers, this is for you:

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike anything that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.

Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object.”

Long unavailable, The Bolted Book is now coming back to print. Designers & Books, the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York (CIMA), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (Mart), which houses the Depero archives, are collaborating to publish a new facsimile edition, which will be the first exact copy of Depero Futurista ever produced since its original publication 90 years ago.

You can help reissue The Bolted Book as it appeared in its original form and return this resonant piece of design history to the present.

You can view all 240 pages of the original Bolted Book in detail as well as English translations from selected pages at www.boltedbook.com and you can join me in supporting the Kickstarter project.