Zero Co

Super fun Kickstarter video with a smart product idea: Zero Co is aiming to help eliminate single use plastic by sending you refill pouches.

The octopus stroking his cheek is hilarious.

The Invisible Dog Season 11

I have been a fan of what Lucien is building with the Invisible Dog since it launched 11 years ago. And for the last 4 years I have had the honor to give my companies a home inside the building that is named after his organization. If you love what Lucien does for the arts, the neighborhood of Boerum Hill and beyond, consider supporting his Kickstarter.

OuiSi: The Photo Connection Game

As someone who is highly visual, I am excited to play this game.

The Period Game

The Period Game got me with the spinning ovaries. I am definitely backing this Kickstarter.

The Bolted Book: An Avant-garde Masterpiece

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book 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” and is often considered the first artist’s book of the modern era. Today, however, copies of this trailblazing publication can rarely be found.

Here’s your chance to purchase an exact replica of the original.

Citizen Game

Citizen a reality-based board game in which you take on a ’cause’ and use actual members of Congress to pass your cause/bill through. Can’t wait to get my copy!

Salty

I am loving this modern take on a salt cellar, called Salty.

Attention: You Are Wonderful

A guerrilla art series of unexpected sayings on metal street signs, installed in public spaces. Love this project by April Soetarman. She is running a Kickstarter so you can get your own sign, here.

The Every Day Calendar

The Every Day Calendar is a personal gold star system for your habits.

(I’d personally prefer a paper system but understand that some of you might be really into this digital one. Also, I just really love Simone Giertz.)

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.