If You Love Kickstarter Projects, You’ll Love This News…
Once upon a time there was a girl (me) who came across a really cool Kickstarter (Amplifear) before Kickstarter was truly the “thing” that it is now. She wanted to buy that nifty little iPad accessory but it was too late. The campaign was over and she had NO where to go to pick it up. Then she started to work for Brit + Co and — OMG — they actually SOLD Amplifear in their shop (Brit + Co SF) along with other Kickstarter-funded projects. Uh, this is a genius idea, she thought. And it’s one that you might start seeing in more places than just next door to our office, including the MoMA.
After welcoming 3Doodler into their store and even letting the 3D printing pen take over their window display, the museum’s store is about to start selling more crowdfunded-great ideas. From May 13 to June 16, 24 Kickstarter-funded goodies from 20 different international designers will be available to buy IRL at the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store.
A “revolution in charging,” PowerSlayer phone charger kit will be part of the MoMAxKickstarter line.
We put this on the gift guide for the creative dude in your life — but we think anyone would fall in love with the Instagram-projecting, peanut-sized Projecteo.
The little WiFi-enabled MailMen in Toymail‘s line of smart toys let you send and receive messages (aka “mail”!) to your little ones.
Mmm, what a gorgeous way to tell time with Analog Watch Co.’s wood and leather Carpenter Collection.
The Little Lifter gives you an easy grip on the bulkiest of bikes.
Gigs 2 Go is a tear-and-share flash drive pack of USB keys made of PAPER PULP. Being green = easy + chic.
Chineasy uses pretty pictures to help you learn Chinese the simple and aesthetically-pleasing way. We can see why MoMA’s high design eyes appreciate this project’s product.
Yay for MoMA and three cheers for supporting crowdfunded projects. It is its own great idea — if we do say so ourselves ;) And speaking of ourselves, you may have noticed that we’re going through some changes on the Brit.co Shop section on our site… We have some exciting, shoppable news coming your way so be sure you sign up to stay in the loop AND get $10 off your first purchase when that loop is officially ready to launch.
UPDATE: The MoMA Kickstarter store is open!
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(Photos + h/t: Fast Company)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!