Every Monday we start our days checking up on what launched over the weekend and sharing a few of our favorite new projects with you, our dear readers. Be sure to stop by our Discover page to find even more cool stuff. In the meantime, behold:
Peep it: a Kickstarter video about making a Kickstarter video. More specifically, a Kickstarter video about a meeting Wednesday Repertory Company held to discuss what to do for their Kickstarter video, which devolved into a hostile and chaotic exchange of terrible ideas. Which resulted in this hilarious meta Kickstarter video! Sit back, enjoy, and if you find yourself in New York at the end of March, consider enjoying these thespians once more during their upcoming showcase of one-act plays, Under the Table. —Daniella J.
Carl is an adorable little bulb of garlic who is down on his luck and lost in the frozen aisle of a grocery store, far from his home among the other produce. Yeah, we're sitting at the edge of our seats, too. Will Carl escape the cruel grip of refrigerator coolant or will he succumb to a much darker fate? Will he make it back across the store and one day, into someone's aioli, or will the frozen waffles rise up against him? All that and more answered in book one of Carl's Oddysey, The Frozen Aisle, perfect for children and garlic lovers alike. And if you happen to have a child that loves garlic? Well, aren't you fancy. - Meaghan O.
By now it's hard to remember a time before Instagram seemed like the most popular way to share photos. Not gonna lie, I held out for a long time. One, I am a disposable camera enthusiast and the plethora of ready-made filters on the app semi-bothered my analog disposition. Two, I have an iPhone 3G. Do you guys even know what those are? It's old and the camera is not as flashy as newer models. And so I refrained from joining Instagram. Until, one day, I folded. And since that day I have built an unhealthy obsession with the app, checking it right upon waking and right before bed as if it were an alarm, or something genuinely useful. Now there is this thing called Instraprint. It's a little printer to print off your Instagrams. It's pretty nifty, especially as it dispenses your digital shots into real life, tangible photographs you could slip into your mother's family archive. Something really nice about the synergy between digital and physical. -- Mike McG
There is a juice shop that I pass every day on my way to work. I try to resist, but I am powerless against their bizarre-sounding but insanely delicious banana, spinach, ginger and soy milk drink. I'm sure that Luisa Alberto and Derek Castro would agree that there is something magical about pulverizing fresh fruit and vegetables into oblivion that elevates them into something far tastier than the sum of their parts. The partners are opening SōW, a pop-up juice bar in San Francisco that will showcase the organic, seasonal produce of Northern Californian farmers. It's bound to be very, very tasty. -- Nicole H.