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Gaza Girls: Growing Up in the Gaza Strip
For five years, photojournalist Monique Jaques repeatedly traveled to the Gaza Strip and captured compelling, personal images of those living there. It all began in 2004 when the American, who's based in Istanbul, documented an eight-day war between...
DESIGN
Arc Phone Case's Advanced Ergonomics
In the phone case product category, just about everything feels as if it's been addressed, from waterproof and indestructible to bedazzled and novelty. And yet, the Arc Case—on Kickstarter now—doesn't look like any other and incorporates the functionality...
CULTURE
Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
TRAVEL
Evergoods CPL24 Crossover Backpack
I'm somewhat bag obsessed—backpacks, especially. I've tested hundreds of them over the years and we've even designed some of our own. Among the greatest hits is a brand called Goruck whose product development was helmed by Jack Barley. Barley left...
DESIGN
SILA's Stylish, Affordable Women's Watches
Straps are an important design element of the newly launched SILA watch collection, debuting on Kickstarter today. In fact, SILA—which stands for "Sorry I'm Late Again"—has 23 strap options. Three metal jewelry chain colors (silver, gold and rose...
DESIGN
Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Scent Detectives Define the Smell of Old Books You know the sensation of pressing your nose into an antique book or walking through a historic library. But we've long struggled with the exact adjectives to describe these scents. Thankfully...
FOOD-DRINK
The December Dripper
Nicholas Cho and Youngmin Lee's December Dripper, launching on Kickstarter today, aims to revolutionize coffee brewing through a new adjustable brew flow. Together, Lee and Cho have over 35 years of combined professional coffee experience. The...
TECH
Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate
Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their...
STYLE
Tens Sunglasses' 2017 Collection
While Tens Filter Sunglasses have been on our radar for a few years, today the brand launched their 2017 collection on Kickstarter. In just a few hours, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglass brand (founded by three friends) has already exceeded...
TECH
Joto Robotic Drawing Board
London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment...
DESIGN
CW&T's Key Wrangler
The best design objects counter everyday problems with considered minimalism. Most of us know the key ring cluster sensation in our pocket or jangling in our bag, which, when pulled out, leads to fumbling. There are other types of key people, of...
DESIGN
Tabletop Games' The Grid Game
With 88 three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, The Grid Game is a strategic board game unlike any other. The rules of game play make reference to a few other favorites, but as far as an aesthetically-driven tabletop competition this is entirely unique...
TECH
New Moment Camera Cases + Lens For iPhone 7
As Apple continues to make substantial improvements to the iPhone's camera, accessories-makers are advancing along with them. Moment, an iPhone camera lens and case company, hits Kickstarter today with three new products for the iPhone 7. The Moment...
TECH
Turn Off Your Stove Remotely With Inirv React
Most people who cook at home have had the experience of wondering, upon departure, if they turned the stove off. It's a common sensation that results in either sustained anxiety or a last-minute trip back. With the just-announced Inirv React, the...
DESIGN
Plan B Vintage-Inspired Watches
As we've noted time and again, there's no short supply of emerging watchmakers taking to Kickstarter to launch their debut products. Many of these brands cite throwback influences and strong materials. Rarely, however, are they as interesting as...
DESIGN
Dame Products' New Fin Pleasure Object
Co-founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman, Dame Products' mantra is to "make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time." Fine and Lieberman met two years ago, after they both (separately) founded their own sex toy companies based in...
TECH
Sence Wearable Emotion Tracker
The world is awash in wearable technology but nothing translates scientific fact into the emotional understanding quite like Sence. Yes, with all the heart rate data that it accrues through scientifically-proven EKG technology on your wrist, the...
TECH
Native Union's Eclipse Charging Cable Solution
Since the arrival of electricity in homes, consumers have wondered where to stash unsightly cables and wires. There's more than a design problem here, but a safety one, that doesn't just apply to kids and pets. Tangles create all kinds of problems...
DESIGN
Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches
After two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $100K together, affordable watch brand TRIARROWS has returned with another well-made timepiece that defies traditional wristwatch pricing. Their new automatic watch, known as The Mechanical...
DESIGN
Baise en Ville Skateboards
We met up with Laurent Pierre and Anne Isimat-Mirin during Paris Design Week, during which the duo launched their Baise en Ville Skateboards campaign on Kickstarter. The term “baise en ville” is slang frequently used for a small overnight bag...
DESIGN
Personal Body Unit Index Poster
Whether you're a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been...
CULTURE
Creative Time + Pedro Reyes' "Doomocracy" at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it's over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn...
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