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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...
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...
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