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DESIGN
Zero Gravity Storage Racks
For anyone living in cramped quarters or with too much stuff (notably seasonal gear), Zero Gravity Racks offer a solution. First, it maximizes ceiling space by resting high up on the wall and laying parallel to the surface. Second, it pulls itself...
STYLE
The Return of Schuman + Sullivan Hats
A few years after its founding in 1985, Stanley Rubin—father of CH founder Josh Rubin—joined the team at premium hat brand Schuman + Sullivan. Rubin dedicated his time toward development and design, sourcing and sales until the company was sold in...
CULTURE
Face the Challenges of Running a Start-up in "The Founder" Video Game
Brooklyn-based artist and interaction designer Francis Tseng offers an opportunity that many of us could only wistfully fantasize about: the chance to be a start-up founder. His new simulation video game, The Founder, takes place right after the...
DESIGN
RIIND's Machined Aluminum The Pen
We've mentioned this before, but there's no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality...
FOOD-DRINK
Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
DESIGN
Irish-Designed Hexagonal Finn Watches
Inspired by the hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway found on the North Coast of Ireland, Finn Watches' debut collection was designed in Northern Ireland by longtime watch fan Richard Dunlop. The affordable timepieces, which sport a Swiss-made...
DESIGN
Lithium Cycles' Super 73
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California's Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand's product claims...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Lift Bike Storage Hook
Launching today on Kickstarter, Ippinka's Lift hook can hold more than just your bags and winter coats. Made to securely hold up your bike, Lift is super-strong (made to hold 50lbs) but still sleek enough to prevent a clunky, ugly wall mess. Made with...
DESIGN
Alvieri's Well-Priced Moon Phase Watches
As far as functional design flourishes go on watches, there's not much quite as charming as the moon phase—an indicator on watch dials that conveys the waxing and waning of the moon in a 29-day cycle. This feature most frequently appears on highly...
DESIGN
BOLDR's Affordable Chronograph Watches
Another Kickstarter success story, BOLDR watches returns to the crowdfunding platform for three variations on a brand new watch model: the Journey. At the core of these timepieces, a Japanese-made Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Movement offers up a quartz...
DESIGN
Scott Thrift's Today Clock
Designer Scott Thrift has been reimagining the way we convey and perceive time for years now. In 2012, he released ThePresent: a wall clock with a colorwheel face that represents all 365 days of the year. ThePresent's dial reflects the changing...
DESIGN
Lyfe Geodesic Floating Planter
A year ago, Stockholm-based American designer (and scientist) Simon Morris launched his levitating Flyte lamp and—literally and figuratively—lifted up the world of lighting design. Now, Morris and the Flyte team are taking the concept even further...
FOOD-DRINK
Simpli's Redesigned French Press
There's a richness to French press coffee one doesn't really find from a lot of other coffee makers. There's also a general ease to brewing with one. It's simple. It's fast. But ultimately, it's messy—with grounds needing a place to go and relentlessly...
TECH
BioLite's Portable BaseLantern
Portable energy brand BioLite (perhaps best known for their CampStove and its continued developments) is no stranger to Kickstarter. Two years ago, they successfully funded and delivered upon a campaign that raised over a million dollars for their...
CULTURE
Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
DESIGN
Xeric's Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch
By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary...
DESIGN
Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Alert Umbrella
After successfully crowdfunding their Alert Umbrella, Davek New York is back on Kickstarter with the Alert Mini and Alert Grande. The two new models are built from the same DNA as the original (which packs a tracking chip into an incredibly sturdy...
TECH
A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes
Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer's unique analog face informs of the four most relevant...
FURNITURE_DECOR
DESIGN
Hoppa Bunny Candle
The product of a very successful Kickstarter campaign (the project was funded in just four days) Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval's PyroPet creations are sweet, faceted paraffin wax candles on the outside, but their insides are something else entirely...
DESIGN
Hexlox Saddle and Wheel Bike Lock
Anyone who's gone through the annoyance and disappointment of bike parts being stolen will understand the importance of a discreet but powerful means of protection. There are a few options already on the market, but none of them are foolproof and...
TECH
TappLock
New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones...
TECH
Mighty Audio's Portable Player
There's now a tech solution for those who are tired of having their phone tag along on fitness activities but don't want to give up their perfectly tailored Spotify playlists. Allowing runners, bikers and others to detach from the physical (and...
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...
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