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FOOD-DRINK
OneCook Personal Robotic Chef
Modern kitchen appliances can brew you the perfect espresso, bake a fluffy loaf of bread, mix a killer cocktail or even blend up a personalized smoothie—all with the press of a single button. So why not program them to cook a full meal? That’s...
DESIGN
Prepd Pack Modular Lunchbox and App
Type “meal prepping” into Google Trends and you’ll see that the term has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With more and more people opening up their ovens instead of the latest delivery app, it only makes sense to have a...
DESIGN
The World Metro Map
In 1959, Architect Constant Nieuwenhuys created a map called New Babylon which envisioned a global society unbound by geographic borders and travel restrictions. In it, citizens were free to roam through an interconnected network of cities, leading...
CULTURE
Tycho Journal
With the ambitious goal to be "the most beautiful science fiction journal of all time,” Tycho Journal—co-founded by Adam Brent Houghtaling (former EIC and Brand Director at BlackBook Magazine) and Cici James (proprietor of science-fiction book...
STYLE
United by Blue's Ultimate American Jacket
United by Blue has already shattered their Kickstarter goal, so we were especially curious to get hands on their Ultimate American Jacket. Made entirely in the USA, this isn't like most other winter performance apparel out there. The surprisingly...
STYLE
Dish and DU/ER's Technologically-Minded "No Sweat" Pants
After wearing our DU/ER's slim fit "No Sweat" pants for several weeks now, and experiencing just how comfortable and functional they are, we wanted to explore their proprietary fabric even further. The pants not only look great but also have ample...
CULTURE
Kill Screen Magazine Gets a Redesign
Five years ago, Kill Screen became a printed reality thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Nine issues were produced on just $6,000—speaking to not only their frugal ways but their strong, driving vision of creating a platform for thoughtfully discussing...
STYLE
Tobacco Motorwear Women's Kevlar Pants
Last year, LA-based Tobacco successfully Kickstarted their Kevlar-lined jeans for men. The jeans—which are reinforced with the fabric (a synthetic fiber often used in protective gear) in order to shield motorbike riders—were wildly successful...
FOOD-DRINK
Toasted Crickets in Your Cocktail: Critter Bitters
As more people grow aware of the protein packed into crickets (and how sustainable and affordable it is to raise them, compared to livestock), eating them is becoming less of a novelty and more of a practical life choice—especially when they're...
DESIGN
G-RO’s Revolutionary Companion Bag
by Adrienne So The two-wheeled carry-on is an indispensable piece of luggage for the frequent traveler. But for all its ubiquity, and despite how sleek and modern many of them look, they all have the same weaknesses in functionality. Tiny wheels...
FOOD-DRINK
A Retro Cocktail Computer with Over 100 Recipes
As it stands, there are three ways to make cocktails at home: sift through the pages of cocktail books, search the internet for something that sounds decent or go on and pour in portions that feel right. There are risks involved with all of the...
DESIGN
Kebei Li Kickstarts His Cubic Cable-Holder
Imitation is apparently the greatest form of flattery—but once industrial designer Kebei Li learned that a cheap, almost-too-similar version of the cubic cable holders he designed as a RISD student was being funded on Kickstarter by a new SF-based...
CULTURE
HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women
Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it's not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves...
DESIGN
Peak Design's Everyday Messenger
San Francisco-based brand Peak Design knows what they're doing when it comes to Kickstarter. In the past, they’ve launched four successful campaigns (including this modular wrist strap), with each wildly surpassing its funding goal within just a few...
DESIGN
Portable Lighting with the Luminoodle
The Salt Lake City, UT-based team Power Practical has some inventive battery-charging solutions under their belt, from their debut product PowerPot (a camping pot that charges your mobile devices as you boil water, thanks to thermoelectric technology...
DESIGN
Studio Cheha's "3D" Reading Lamps
Ever since creating their first optical illusion lamp—a 3D-looking bulb that's actually a flat, laser-engraved sheet of acrylic glass—Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha has continued to play with perception with more fun iterations, from a glowing scene...
TECH
Voltaic Systems' Shine Solar
Voltaic Systems made their debut in solar technologies over a decade ago when they introduced the first Solar Backpack—a bag we were impressed with, we announced it before there were any actually in stock. Fortunately, our eagerness allowed them...
DESIGN
NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued
The tale of NASA's two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the "Federal Design...
TECH
Nextbit's New Robin Phone Gets Close to the Cloud
Mobile phones have come a long way since the 2000s (just take a look at our hands-on review of the Nokia E70 in 2006). More than a decade later, as smartphones have undeniably become daily essential tool in our lives, it feels like we're reaching...
TECH
Pingbell Brings the Traditional Bike Bell To Present Day
In bike-friendly cities, more often than not, one's ride is stored in a sea of other bikes, or in the closest place available—which might not be the easiest to remember. One year ago, Amsterdam-based studio FROLIC proposed a simple solution: a...
TECH
Simple, Advanced Happy Ears Earplugs
Stand at a concert in Sweden and you’ll notice that the vast majority of the crowd will pause moments before the band comes onstage to reach into their pockets and retrieve earplugs. Likewise, on the streets, fingers go in ears the moment an emergency...
DESIGN
Stone & Cloth's Summit Collection
Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks...
TRAVEL
SOL Water-Purifying Bag
Fort Jones, California-based Tortoise Gear aims to make products so users can thrive in practically any environment. The brand's SOL Water Bag (which is currently crowdsourcing on Kickstarter) is a compact, solar-powered water-purifying bag for...
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