16.05.17 by Jeff

Invisible Illness: A Documentary About Cancer & Survival

 

My friend Christa is the toughest person I know. In 2015 she battled breast cancer and after 12 weeks there were no signs of it in her body. She shared a Google Doc called A Cancer Plan of Attack for anyone newly diagnosed to read about the things that worked for her.

Some time later the cancer returned. It spread to her liver, lungs and her brain, but Christa continued to fight! I was with her in Hawaii earlier this year and she was so full of life and positivity, you couldn’t help but feel good and inspired around her. She is currently stable with no signs of the disease in her body and the last spots in her brain shrinking away, with some more scans scheduled.

In the past two years she’s learned a lot about life and struggles and healing, and now she’s launched a Kickstarter to create a film of her experience. Everything’s been shot she just needs help to take the film through the editing and post production phase. Watch the video below and if you want to contribute jump over to her Kickstarter page.

 

 

 

15.12.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Tiny Mess

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Illustrator Maddie Gordon, photographer Trevor Gordon and collaborator Mary Gonzalez, share their food-based adventures in The Tiny Mess. More than just a cookbook, the project follows the three friends as they seek out like-minded people making delicious things in unconventional (and incredibly cozy) spaces.

Click here to learn more about supporting the project. More gorgeous images and short video below!

 

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28.11.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: $2,500 High-Speed Camera That Shoots 1,500 fps

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Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!

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08.10.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Robotic Arm That Does Everything

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Makerarm is a robotic arm that can ‘help its humans make just about anything.’ It can 3D print, laser cut, carve, mill, plot, and assemble. It can even feed your goldfish.

Multi-purpose and cost-effective, Makerarm is part of the Austin, Texas-based company’s broader belief that everyone should have access to the tools they need to create their dream projects. Learn more (and watch Makerarm build a custom laptop) in the video below!

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03.09.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Little Sun Charge

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Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen have designed a high-performance solar phone charger and light called “Little Sun Charge”. Apparently you can fully charge a smart phone with 5 hours of sunlight. Watch the video below.

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Banner Lamp by NOMTN

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Absolutely love this lamp designed by Eric Johnson, who creates objects under the umbrella of his Los Angeles-based studio, NOMTN. Johnson’s Banner Lamp is currently up on Kickstarter; have a look at the video and more images below.

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16.06.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: 468 New York Subway Stations and 1 Epic Poster

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Designer Hamish Smyth and the Kickstarter expert, the one they call “The Crowdsourceress”, Alex Daly, are releasing an 11 colour limited edition poster, licensed by the MTA, printed in Italy, and only available through Kickstarter! The poster features all 468 subway stations in New York City drawn in alphabetical order.

You may recall Hamish was one of the designers behind that other wildly successful Kickstarter, the one for the Graphics Standards Manual; they’re using the same Italian printers for this poster.

Alex’s company Vann Alexandra helps projects reach their funding on Kickstarter and boasts a 100% success rate so I’m sure they’ll have no trouble funding this one. *EDIT – this project has already reached it’s funding goal in one day.

Check it out on Kickstarter.

 

27.05.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Vinyl Moon Mailing Mixtapes to You

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Brandon Bogajewicz, the music blogger behind The Burning Ear, has a great project on Kickstarter called Vinyl Moon. His idea is simple; release mixtapes pressed on limited edition vinyl with insane packaging every month. Artist Joseph Veazey, previously a designer for Adult Swim, is designing Volume #1 and based on the preview images the packaging looks amazing.

Watch Brandon’s video below!

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