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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

kickstart

Have you heard of the group funding platform for creative projects - Kickstarter?

"Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
We believe that:
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands."

I love buying and supporting creative endeavors (Etsy anyone!?) and was thrilled to start checking out and backing new innovative people's work through Kickstarter's amazing program.
So far I have backed a variety of projects including:

Etchpop (an at home card printing kit)

Short Snout Brewing (a start up brewery out of Oregon)


MySaver iPhone cable (GENIUS... prevent cable fraying!)


Beyond Earth: a poster series done in vintage style


Bunny with a Toolbelt's Elephabet Book (My favorite is S is for Sushi-phant!)


Wear you Live (poster and tote)

c/dock iPhone charger station


Float needs his wings (a sculpture that was made as a result of a man leaning how to resin cast toys)

Also these, which the "backer rewards" went for presents, or I haven't received yet:
Creatures - the card game
Krochet Kids Peru limited edition hat
"Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us" (now available on iTunes)
The Delta Saints' latest album, "Death Letter Jubilee"
The Endangered Alphabets Project (book)


Have you checked out Kickstarter yet? 
Right now I have my eye on these projects:
a project that appreciates the process of vintage sign painting


this device that turns your iPhone into a scanner


obsessed does not describe my feelings for this iPhone/computer interface device (since my boss doesn't like seeing me texting on my phone during the day)


a new Southern clothing line... and many many more!


I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think!
xx
Jessica
P.S. come back at 2pm to see how I am staying cool despite the 100% humidity and close to 100 temp days here in Nashville!

11 comments:

  1. Whoa this is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing, Jessica! I hadn't even heard of it. Super cool things you're supporting!

    Hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for the encouragement on my blog! I really appreciate it! 

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  2. LOVE the Wear You Live!!!!!! so cool!

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  3. Jen@redsolesandredwineMay 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    I love kickstarter!  Just recently heard about it myself. . . so great to support entrepreneurs  

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  4. I hadn't heard of the site before but I'm going to check out it! That glass with the pug on it is adorable!

    -Sharon
    Enter to win a clutch!  

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  5. This site sounds really interesting! I'm definitely going to check it out!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh I love these! I love the Elephant Book and Float!

    xo, Yi-chia
     

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  7.  Ok duh, I just realized it's called the Elephabet Book... which makes more sense and also makes it more awesome! :)

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  8. The tote was super cool too, but I already gave it away to a girlfriend when she moved to a new city!
    xx

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  9. I agree - I like beer and I like pugs... so I just HAD to support their new brewery :)
    xx

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  10. yay! If you find anything fabulous, do share!
    xx

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  11. best comment ever :) I am hoping to give the elephabet book to my nieces... but I think it is so cute myself!
    xx

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