This Kickstarter project gives us an intimate look into the triumphs and struggles of a famous Romanian architect

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 July 2015

The Romanian architect and aristocrat George Matei Cantacuzino was separated from his family in 1939 and suffered under war, fascism and communism for twenty years, before dying without laying eyes on his wife or children again. His story is one of sacrifice, heartache and above all, the resilience of the human spirit. And in his honour, a documentary is being made by his great-grandson, George Rowell, and a small team of talented young people.

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Yes, now paint is totally edible and comes in all kinds of flavours

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 July 2015

Remember when you were young and you wanted to eat the paint that was in the garden shed? Well, I don’t either, but kids are curious little wonders so it’s bound to have crossed their minds once or twice. Now, instead of finding your kid with their fingers in a can of paint, they can get creative with their food using Noshi Edible Paints.

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Watch your record spin with this super cool vertical turntable

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 July 2015

Even though technology has advanced and we’re spoilt with music on our MP3 players, smartphones and laptops, nothing beats the tunes that come from a vinyl record player. Gramovox knows this and has created a brand new record player that not only plays vinyls, but it stands vertically so it looks like your spinning records are levitating.

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Pledge money to see these film guys get matching crew cuts

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 3 July 2015

You’ve probably seen plenty of perks that come with Kickstarter campaigns. Free baseball caps, personalized mugs, maybe even a meet and greet. But here’s a Kickstarter we should all get behind because if it makes its goal of $12k, both the writer/director and cinematographer will get matching crew cuts.

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Fund this Kickstarter campaign to get an awesome 8-in-1 kids bike

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 26 June 2015

Got kids? Then you’ll probably want the LegGo bike. This fun bike means your child can ride the same bike from when they’re 8 months old to when they’re six years old. And it’s all because of a very unique design that allows you to disassemble the bike as your child grows.

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The century-old shaving kit is getting a 21st century update that’s perfect for globetrotters

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 18 June 2015

We’ve always got our eye out for products that improve the way we do things and we’ve just discovered Baron Shave, which will not only improves a century-old shaving technique, but is so affordable, you can afford to get one for yourself and a hairy friend. [Check out the Baron Shave Kickstarter here]

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This water bottle syncs to your phone and glows to remind you to stay hydrated

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 10 June 2015

If you think drinking water is a chore, you might want to pledge to a Kickstarter that’s revolutionizing the water bottle industry.

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Vintage scarves are turned into summer caps with this cool Kickstarter campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Back in 2014, a new type of headwear was created by a team obsessed with vintage scarves… and upcycling. The result? ValorisationLab. At ValorisationLab, you won’t see anything quite like the hat you end up owning. Because every hat in this collection is one-of-a-kind, made from a vintage scarf.

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These headphones allows you to create your own spectrum of sound

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 5 June 2015

Regular headphones blast music into your ears any which way. Axel’s new Soundscapes headphones have been created to be totally customizable so that when you’re listening to your favourite beats, you get to choose how the sound comes out.

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Setsu, the cat with the ugliest sleeping face, is Kickstarting her very own photo book

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Remember Setsu? Oh, she was such a beautiful cat with her big blue eyes and white fur. But when she fell asleep she gave everyone nightmares with her ugly sleeping face. Well now Setsu-chan, as she’s formally named, is on Kickstarter and needs your help in getting her photobook project funded.

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This vest is worn by your pooch and lights up whenever you program it to: we interviewed the creators

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 20 April 2015

The world has gone mad for Party New York’s Disco Dog Vest and it’s not hard to see why. Controlled by your smartphone, this vest is worn by your pooch and lights up whenever you program it to, even when your dog happens to go missing. The Disco Dog Vest was just recently funded on […]

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These cute angry owl candles have secret skeletons hiding within

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 9 April 2015

These angry owl candles are cute enough, but start burning them and a skeleton frame will appear! On Kickstarter right now, these angry owl candles are perfect for those who love candles but are looking to switch it up—and there’s no better way that switching up your candle burning than to find a skeleton underneath that colourful wax.

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Prevent your glasses from falling off your nose with Nerdwax

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 April 2015

Wearing glasses can be a pain but you’d never switch to contacts because the thought of touching your eyeball is too much. Do how do you overcome the 10-minute shift? That is, your eyeglasses falling down your nose and shifting every few minutes. A new product might just hold the centuries-long (I’m sure) answer.

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Turn your pooch into a disco dog with LED vests controlled by your phone

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Why settle for an ordinary dog vest when you can make him the life of the party wearing a flashing LED vest! A new Kickstarter is offering the Disco Dog vest, a doggie jacket that is lit up with 256 RGB LEDs and controlled from a smartphone app!

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Hillary Clinton is being made into a super cool ready-for-action figure

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 13 March 2015

She can solve any international crisis with a single joke. She’s strong enough to wrestle Russian bears. And, let’s face it, she has a pretty kickass style. Hillary Clinton, no wonder you’ve been made into a ready-for-action figure.

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