A potato salad is becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects in history

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 10 July 2014

Zack Danger Brown’s dream was simple: to make some potato salad. In order to make potato salad, he needed $10. So he turned to Kickstarter for funding. As of writing, his potato salad project has become one of Kickstarter’s most funded projects in history, raising $21,776 – [EDIT: Now $68,500!] – 6850 times his original funding goal – with 24 days to go!

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A smart lighter that shames you into quitting

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

We’ve all got our own vices but some of us have more worrying addictions than others. Cigarettes not only cause lung cancer but they’re expensive. Imaging giving your lungs a break from all that toxic garbage and keeping your dollars safely in your pocket.

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Onewheel: a Kickstarter project that brings us a step closer to the hover board.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 8 May 2014

Our scientists better be hard at work developing the hover board so that Marty McFly will have something to ride on come 2015. Meanwhile, we can have the next best thing: the Onewheel. Part skateboard, part hover board, the 25-pound Onewheel lets you enjoy the feeling of getting stoked without having to exert any leg […]

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So there’s a Kickstarter project of a dick-shaped tie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Dick Tie. A combination of two things that express a man’s masculinity, power, and domination: the necktie and the phallus. Lord over board meetings and presentations with this symbol of strength and professionalism, seriously. This Kickstarter project is currently in the fundraising stage, having raised $112 out of their $900 goal. Backers can donate […]

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Kittyo: a device that lets you play with your cat even when you’re not home

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Being away from home doesn’t mean your laser pointer torture sessions with your cat has to stop. Introducing the ‘Kittyo’, a device that lets you interact with your cat from afar. Using the Kittyo app for iOS and Android, you can use the coffee maker-shaped device to speak to your cat, give out treats, and […]

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans are naked in this series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Thanks to a Kickstarter project by artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman, we can now see for the first time Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans … naked! Warhol Soup Cans Naked & Unlabeled, is a series that visualizes the insides of a soup can through gelatine-mixed freestanding soup sculptures. It all started with eight soup cans […]

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A Kickstarter project that ages Sriracha in whiskey barrels for 3 months

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 March 2014

If normal Sriracha sauce isn’t enough for you, here’s a version with an extra kick: Sriracha that’s been aged for 3 months in a whiskey barrel. Lisa Murphy, the Chief Sauce Maker of ‘Sosu Sauces’, has started a Kickstarter project that’s bound to set taste buds ablaze with their unique blend of Sriracha sauce.

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Fuel, the world’s smallest phone charger

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 24 February 2014

When your phone is down to its last remaining breath and there’s no charger in sight, it sure would be handy to have this cute little tub of energy around. Measuring up at a tiny 3.3cm x 2.3 cm x 1.3 cm, ‘Fuel’ is the world’s smallest phone charger, not to mention the cutest! Attach […]

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Panties that reminds your significant other when it’s that time of the month

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 21 February 2014

It baffles me how in the history of menstruation has anyone not thought about this before. The idea is so simple, yet it solves the problems of every tortured soul – and by ‘soul’, I mean the male species – out there. Period Panties, or menstrual-themed underwear, is a Kickstarter project that can be a […]

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Interview with Rainbow Pencil designer, Duncan Shotton

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 7 February 2014

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton just made our lives – or at least for those who use pencils – a bit more colourful. He started a Kickstarter campaign that featured Rainbows Pencils. Now with the project fully funded, he talked with us about the how it all started. [read our previous post about Rainbow Pencils here] […]

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Australian horror film The Babadook scares everyone at Sundance

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Saturday 1 February 2014

What started as a humble Kickstarter project that barely received funding has turned into the buzz of the Sundance Festival. ‘The Babadook’ wowed critics at Sundance with its tension, drama, and of course, horror, garnering the up-and-coming Aussie writer and director Jennifer Kent much praise. The story is about a widow and her son, who […]

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Blub: a retro clock that uses nixie tubes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 31 January 2014

Sydney-based designer Duncan Hellmers’ love of contemporary products with a nostalgic twist has resulted in a Kickstarter project called ‘Blub’. The device is simple: it’s a clock that tells time through Nixie tubes, a retro electronic device that displays digits and symbols using glowing discharge. In layman terms, you have this Nikola Tesla-like clock that […]

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A map of film monsters and aliens according to states

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Finally, a map of the USA for geekdom! The Altered States of America is a Kickstarter project by Brooklyn-based design studio Chop Shop, in which they catalogued on a US map the popular fictional events and fantastical characters that have ever stepped foot on American soil. Covering each state (Except for Alaska and Hawaii. Sorry, […]

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The Cube: make art with colours from the real world

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Tech on Sunday 12 January 2014

Australian product development studio SwatchMate have come up with one of the most innovative design tools we’ve seen yet: the Cube, which gives you the ability to design and make art with colours from the real world. Basically, it’s a colour scanner which sends data about the colour it sees to your smartphone – or […]

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Win a night out with Aussie funnyman Chris Taylor

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Saturday 11 January 2014

If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]

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