Good Work: Pen Type-A

I'm super excited about backing this project on Kickstarter.  The design duo CW&T have created what they are calling the Pen Type-A inspired by their favorite pen, Hi-Tec-C.  The Hi-Tec-C is  made by Pilot and only available in Japan.  Coveted by many for its fine lines and smooth flow, this is known as THE pen in the design world.   CW&T set out to replace the Hi-Tec-C's cheap plastic housing and created the Pen Type-A with a stainless steel case that takes every aspect into consideration--doubles as a ruler, internal lip that protects the tip from getting pushed in too far, raw steel finish that won't scratch, replaceable ink cartridges, etc....

The pens will sell for $99 but if you fund their project on Kickstarter, you be rewarded with a 50% discount.  With a $50 donation, this beauty can be yours.

You can read more about the Hi-Tec-C here.


Good Work: Girl Walk // All Day

It's a cold, icy day here in NYC.  I'm still playing catch up from being in Brazil and trying to ease myself into city life.  When I came across this Kickstarter project this morning, my day suddenly became less gray, less sleepy and more inspired. It's one of those projects that you want everyone to know about.

Artist/Photographer/Creative/Film-Maker Jacob Krupnick is creating an album-length music video set to Girl Talk's new album, All Day.  It's an awesome project that I'm excited to support.  You should too. Find out more about the project here

*Thanks to the multi-talented Youngna Park, who is producing the video and introduced me to the project.

Monday Morning Inspiration: TikTok

Last week, Scott Wilson, a former Creative Director at Nike, posted his latest project,  The TikTok and LunaTik wristbands to Kickstarter.  The TikTok and LunaTik wristbands turns the iPod Nano into a wristwatch. When Wilson posted his project to KickStarter, his goal was to raise $15,000 in 30 days, in order to begin production.   However, in just three days, the project raised $180,000 and now, a week later nearly $285,000.

For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a funding platform that allows artists, designers, filmmakers,  inventors and other creatives help make their ideas a reality by crowdsourcing the money needed to bring the project to life.  While there have been thousands of projects on the platform, Wilson's project is the second highest earning project of all time on Kickstarter.  Wilson currently runs the Chicago-based design studio MINIMAL and clearly has other means to raise capital but chose Kickstarter, which really speaks to the power of the platform.  When asked about his choice he stated "there are other options out there but Kickstarter is by far the easiest and most well-architected experience at the moment. This type of funding platform is a game-changer and just the beginning in shifting more power back to the individual creative entrepreneur."

You can support Wilson's project and pre-order your kit here.

*Via CO Design