18.08.15 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Twenty-Three Days at Sea

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Vancouver’s Access Gallery, in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation and Art Contraste, is looking to expand their travelling artist residency program, which launched in January of this year. Unlike typical residencies that offer space in a specific place, this one-of-a-kind project sends artists on a twenty-three day voyage aboard cargo ships sailing from Vancouver to Shanghai. The work that emerges from the selected artists’ experiences will be exhibited at Access Gallery and eventually compiled into a published book.

See the video below for more details on this incredibly unique project!

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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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14.08.15 by Jeff

So It Is: A Book About Vancouver

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Vancouverites, this one is for you. So It Is: Vancouver aspires to be a different kind of coffee table book. For Adam Schelle and Kev Holloway, the photography duo behind the project, this city isn’t perfect. Or, at least, that’s not what they want this particular book to be about.

Springing from a desire to represent the small fraction of people who make Vancouver so amazing, but in a way that isn’t about the flawless beauty Vancouver is known for, everyone featured in the book will be photographed only after being soaked with a watering can filled with water. Learn more about Adam and Kev, and their Kickstarter project below!

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22.07.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Mr Bingo’s Hate Mail

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In 2011, London-based illustrator Mr Bingo took to Twitter, offering to post personalized hate mail to the first person to respond to his tweet. What started with “Fuck you Jonathan, fuck you and fuck your shit legs” turned into a full-blown Hate Mail service that would go on to sell out within minutes every time it was offered.

Mr Bingo is now looking to release Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection. The prospective retrospective will showcase 156 of his favourite postcards. See more images and check out Mr Bingo’s rapping promo video below!

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02.06.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter and Video of the Day: The Cinder Cone

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Around this time last year Foster Huntington decided to build the ultimate tree house and skate bowl. With the help of his friends (some professional carpenters/some not), Huntington was able to make his dream a reality. Having documented the project from start to finish, Huntington is now starting a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of publishing a book that will inspire others. Watch the video of The Cinder Cone below.

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21.05.15 by Staff

Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light

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Founded by visual artist Joe Hollier and developer Kaiwei Tang, Light aspires to provide you with “your phone away from phone”: a device that connects with your existing cellphone, but only makes phone calls, and is the size of a credit card. It’s a fantastic concept, not to mention a beautifully minimalist design. Learn more about The Light Phone and Light’s Kickstarter below!

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18.05.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Pikaplant

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Pikaplant makes plant keeping ridiculously easy. Tableau system mimics nature so plants water themselves. Learn more about Pikaplant below.

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24.04.15 by Jeff

Film Trailer of the Day: The Birth of Saké

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New York-based filmmaker Erik Shirai successfully funded his documentary, The Birth of Saké, through Kickstarter and it recently screened at Tribeca (Variety gave it a great review here). The film explores how saké is made at a family-owned Japanese brewery named Tedorigawa. It looks beautiful and sad. Watch the official trailer below.

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