This is the most inspiring thing I’ve seen today. Just over a month ago, the Pebble Technology team set out to raise $100,000 to mass produce their smart watch via Kickstarter. 28 hours later, a million dollars had been pledged. Yes, 1 MILLION DOLLARS (insert Dr. Evil pinky here). Absolutely incredible. 3 days ago, the campaign ended. Here’s how things finished for the Pebble Team:
Another record breaking campaign for Kickstarter. Kudos to these guys for doing a kick ass job at building something that people want. Interested in the watch that seemingly does it all? Learn about all its capabilities here then pre-order one here.
Hey, my little photographer darlings - my pal Simone is selling her Nikon D3000. It’s in excellent condition and comes with the battery, charger, usb cord and 18-55mm lens. Asking price? $300.
(which is a steal considering the cheapest you’ll find it online for right now is $329 - not including shipping)
*I know because I Googled it, =P.
Here are a few pics:
I have this habit of dropping my iPhone on the ground, repeatedly, from really high places (I’m 5’11”). Last week, I finally buckled down and bought a case for it. But not just any old case. Those $5 plastic joints weren’t cuttin’ it. So I stepped it up and snagged something special from the Craftmen. Jayson, one of the designers and proprietors of the brand, told me about the case at a party we met at a few weeks ago. All of their pieces are handmade (from the design to the cutting to the stitching). Check out the specs:
theCraftmen iPhone Sleeve/Card Holder
in Natural Deer Limited Edition of 01/01
Handmade, Handcut, Hand-edged using vegetable tanned leather
from Pergamena/Richard E. Meyer & Sons Tannery. Located in Montgomery, NY
Hand-stitched using Irish Linen Thread waxed with Beeswax
I didn’t even need to see it to know that it was perfect for me. And when he mentioned that it was a 1 of 1? Man, listen - I told him I wanted it ASAP. He delivered it in person and it was love at first sight, man. Beautiful case. This joint is butter soft, too — I can’t wait ‘til it breaks in and takes on a richer color. Here’s a few pics:
One of my favorite companies on the planet right now is GOOD. In their own words:
GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. Since 2006 we’ve been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn.
I visit GOOD regularly for the type of news that I won’t find on CNN, my local television network or in my local newspaper. Business, culture, lifestyle, design, technology, education — they cover it all. The content is always well-written and often combined with killer visuals (in the form of videos, infographics or slideshows). But it’s not just a source for news, it’s a vehicle for social action. That vehicle goes by the name of GOOD Maker and the formula is pretty simple…
Right now, the Maker has 6 challenges awaiting idea submissions. Click the image above to check them out. Let’s make some GOOD things happen!